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Area/Catalogue
LANG 3041

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
154609

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To enable students to apply their existing linguistic knowledge to analyse language as discourse and exercise their judgement to choose between different approaches.

Course content

This course focuses on the different ways in which language can be understood as 'discourse'. Students will consolidate and advance their linguistic knowledge, exploring the relationship between language and context, the role of language in interaction, connections between linguistic and social theory, and how meaning is accomplished in language. They will critically evaluate different approaches to discourse and analyse examples of discourse selected accorded to their own social and professional interests.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LANG 1062 Language and Communication in Applied Linguistics

The listed prerequisite and the completion of any second year course from the Linguistics major/sub-major within the Bachelor of Arts, or by approval from the Program Director. Note: If you have completed LANG 1055 Introduction to the Study of Language, you would have met the prerequisite requirement for this course.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 2 hours x 2 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Presentation 900 words equivalent 20% n/a
Review 1100 words 30% n/a
Research assignment 2500 words equivalent 50% n/a
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Presentation 900 words equivalent 20% n/a
Review 1100 words 30% n/a
Research assignment 2500 words equivalent 50% n/a

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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