[ 317PRGSCLPU19 ] IK Culture and Language Policies in the EU

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3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Cultural Science Ilse Born-Lechleitner 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Cultural Studies "NEW" 2019W
Objectives Students will be introduced to subject-related terminology and receive an overview of essential aspects of European cultural and language policy.
Subject This course focuses on various aspects of language and cultural policy formulated by European institutions such as the European Commission or the Council of Europe. Students will engage in in-depth discussions on important topics in order to closely examine how these policies are implemented within the politics of individual European countries.

  • Conceptual terms incl. culture - cultural space, language - language area
  • Institutions within Europe involved in the formulation of a language or cultural policy which serves to develop and expand these politics (such as the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the European Center for Modern Languages, the European Language Council). Discussion and debate on original documentation (such as White Papers, reports by the High Level Group on Multilingualism, ELAN studies) which define these policies.
  • The effects these politics have on education policies and political decision-making in various European countries.
  • Introduction of terminology: Dialects and sociolects, standard languages and varieties of speech, socio-lingual aspects (language and society), multilingualism (bilingualism and trilingualism), mother tongue - language of education - (indigenous and "new") minority languages, first & second languages and how they are acquired;
  • The role of regional and minority languages in regard to cultural identity
  • The role of language in the economy and the progression of the ability to compete
  • Culturally influenced discourse in Europe (language – religion – traditions)
Criteria for evaluation In-class participation; oral and written assignments, continual performance assessment
Methods Debate and discussion on topics covered by lectures, discussions, student research work, group work, presentations, short speeches, and projects.
Language English
Changing subject? No
Further information The assigned course readings may be in different languages.
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
307CUS2CLPU10: IK Culture and Language Policies in the EU (2010W-2019S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 40
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority