The course aims to help students develop an understanding of approaches to critical discourse analysis and apply to the analysis of texts, involving the analysis of language above the level of sentence as well as the investigation of language in context. The course will explore a wide range of discourse from language, literature, culture and media. Students will read original and recent work in these areas, and will engage themselves in collecting, analyzing and describing different forms and ideologies of discourse. Informed by content-based, text-based, text language methodologies. It engages the student in different learning tasks (e.g. critical reading by applying some critical discourse model to find ideologies of the text, small group discussion, group oral presentation).The course will build students’ ability to analyze and examine ways to focus on text and discourse. A number of approaches to analysis are introduced and opportunities are provided for participants to analyze written texts and discuss applications for language in texts and media.