AXL4314S Materials Development

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Dr A Archer

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an Honours or Master’s programme.

Course outline:

The materials development course explores a number of areas.

  • The relationship between materials development, reading cultures and specific audiences.
  • Analysis of textbooks from a range of disciplines.
  • Layout, design and materials production processes.
  • Social semiotic tools for the analysis and production of multimodal texts.
  • The links between visual design and multilingualism.

DP requirements: Submission of all written work and at least 75% attendance at seminars.

Assessment: Two short essays of 3,000 words, counting 30% each, and a production of multimodal materials (40%).