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ALDS 5905 (Section G) - Special Topics in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies: “Recent & Current Research in Genre Studies”

(0.5 credit)

Dates: Monday, June 25 and Saturday, June 30, 2012 (including the Genre 2012 conference)
Time and Location: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. including break (Tory Building 447)
Instructor: Natalia (Natasha) Artemeva

About the Course

This intensive advanced course is one of two offered in conjunction with the Genre 2012 Conference.  Designed for students who already have a background in Genre Studies, the course includes two full-days, one before and one after the conference (June 25 and June 30, 2012), and requires mandatory attendance of all conference keynote addresses, special sessions, and at least one general session per day. Areas of focus include (but are not limited to) English for Specific Purposes, North American Genre Theory, and the Sydney and Brazilian Schools of Genre. Pre- and post-conference course presentations and workshops will be offered by such internationally-renowned genre scholars as Adair Bonini, Janet Giltrow, James Martin, Carolyn Miller, John Swales, and others. The goal of this course is to expose students to and involve them in cutting edge developments in research and theory in genre studies. Students will be asked to write a paper focusing on a particular school of genre studies or on the work of one (or more) prominent genre scholar(s) participating in the conference. The paper will be due in early August 2012.

Who can take this course?

This course can be taken for credit or not for credit.  As well, portions of the course can be taken not for credit. 

If you are a registered conference participant and do not want to take this course for credit, you can register in the pre- and/or post-conference day(s) of talks and workshops.

If you are a Carleton University student, you can take this course as part of your graduate program.  For you, the fee for the course includes the conference fee.

If you are a Canadian (domestic) or International student, you can take this course as a Special Student. 

* The language requirement for Special Students whose first language is other than English will be waived.

How to register

To take this course (or portion of course) not for credit, visit the Conference registration page and choose to register in one or both days (25 and/or 30 June, 2012).

Click here to learn more about the fee structure.

To take the course for credit, registration is a three step process:

  1. Become a special student and receive permission to take a graduate course.

This part of the process is being handled by Joan Grant and you will need to have it completed before you are permitted to register in the course. Please send Joan the following by email, mail, or fax:

Once your Special Student status has been approved you will receive instructions on how to register in Carleton Central.

* If you are a graduate student in another Ontario University and you wish to get credit  for this course please contact Joan for further information.

  1. Register in the course

To register for your course, you will use our university registration system, Carleton Central. Summer 2012 registration opens for Special Students on May 2, 2012 and remains open until May 18. 

  1. Pay tuition fees

Tuition fee information, when available, on the Finance website.
* Please note that if you are not a Canadian resident, you will be assessed the international Special Student fee.

More Information

For additional information about this process, you can contact Joan Grant:

215 Paterson Hall
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario  K1S 5B6

Email: joan_grant@carleton.ca
Phone: (613) 520-2600 x 2802
Fax: (613) 520-6641

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For more  information, please contact Joan Grant (joan_grant@carleton.ca). Please include the words “Genre ALDS 5905” in the subject line.