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Major, Minor, Sub-Major


Students studying the Linguistics sub-major or minor will graduate with a broad and coherent body of knowledge in linguistics, from the structure of language and language development to communication both in monolingual and multilingual settings, and with the ability to apply new knowledge and skills in a range of professional settings. The sub-major or minor in Linguistics offers an integration of both descriptive and applied linguistics with a strong theoretical, practical, community and industry focus in fields such as education, media, health, public administration, diplomacy and trade. Students will engage with practice-based learning and the teaching-research nexus in their learning experiences, within the environment of a world-class research centre.



Assumed Knowledge:



Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
Introduction to Language and Communication LANG 1062 4.5 1
Language and Culture LANG 1056 4.5 1
Language and the Media LANG 2040 4.5 2
Language, Identity and Society LANG 2022 4.5 2
Multilingualism and 'super diversity' LANG 2041 4.5 2
Language, Communication and the Professions LANG 2021 4.5 2
Language, Meaning and Discourse LANG 3041 4.5 3
Language Acquisition LANG 3037 4.5 3
Language Variation and Diversity LANG 3038 4.5 3
Language and Power LANG 3039 4.5 3


  1. A sub-major in Linguistics consists of six courses (27 units), two of which must be at Level 1 (Introductory), two at Level 2 (Intermediate) and two at Level 3 (Advanced).
  2. A minor in Linguistics consists of four courses (18 units), two of which must be at Level 1 (Introductory) and two at Level 2 (Intermediate).