Courses



Elective Modules (30 ECTS-Credits)
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Module 1: Core Area: Applied Linguistics (5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Sound and broad knowledge of a main field of Applied Linguistics; critical examination of special problems in this field.
Module 2: Core Theme: Applied Linguistics/Media Linguistics (15 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Broadened skills for exemplary analysis and independent examination of theories and models; critical handling of methods of empirical Communication Analysis.
Module 3: Argumentation (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The students have detailed knowledge of the discipline's theories and are able to compare them critically and apply them to analyse different phenomena in argumentative texts.
Module 5: Journalism (5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Understanding mechanisms and conditions of production in journalism.
Module 6: Business Communication (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Understanding the problems and effective forces in Business Communication.
Module 7: Website Translation (10 ECTS-Credits, 6 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Fundamental techniques of web content translation, skills for analytical examination of WWW, hypertext and related technical, linguistic and cultural requisites.
Module 8: Media and Culture (10 ECTS-Credits, 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: In-depth knowledge and skills in the field of Media and Culture Research and Analysis.
Module 11: Core Area: Conveyance of Literature (5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The students are enabled to deal with issues of literature business independently.
Module 12: Core Theme: Literary Criticism and Conveyance and Media (15 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Sound, broad knowledge of main issues of Conveyance of Literature and critical examination of its practice.
Module 18: Gender Studies (Advanced) (5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Capacity to describe and reflect on 'gender', gender relations and gender differences in language, its representations in the media and cultural texts.
Module 19/20: Module from other Master Programmes of the Faculty of Humanities 2 (5/5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: The registration requirements established in the relevant curricula shall be complied with.
Learning Outcome: According to the learning outcome defined for the module, an insight to another discipline is gathered.
A maximum of two modules with a total of 5 ECTS-AP each or one module with a total of 10 ECTS-AP may be taken from the Master of Arts programmes of the Faculty of Humanities 2 of the University of Innsbruck. Media-related modules are especially recommended.
Module 21: Internship (15 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: The internship may not be taken earlier than after having completed the second semester.
Learning Outcome: The students apply knowledge and skills acquired to a professional environment; after having completed the module, they have deeper insight into the conditions of professional and/or scientific practice.
In order to test and apply the knowledge and skills acquired or as an orientation on the conditions of professional practice as well as in order to achieve additional qualifications, the students have the opportunity of taking an internship with a total of 360 hours and 15 ECTS-Credits. The internship may also be taken during the vacation period. The internship shall be taken in institutions according to section 1 subsection (4) 3. A certificate of the institution stating duration, scope and content of the practical work performed shall be submitted; besides, a report shall be elaborated. Before starting the internship, permission of the Director of Studies shall be applied for.

Notes:
  • There may still be changes in the courses offered as well as room allocation and course dates.
  • The course descriptions found in the English version of the course catalogue are for informational purposes only. Authoritative information can be found in the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" (German version of the course catalogue).