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Area/Catalogue
LANG 3039

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
154611

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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 build on students' skills acquired in previous courses and apply knowledge of linguistic theory and analytic methods to investigate critically the relationships between power and language at an advanced level.

Course content

In this course, students will use their knowledge of linguistic theory and methods to examine how language draws on, exerts, and reinforces social power. Students will explore the ideological underpinnings of the concept of national languages and the ways that decisions about languages in public life and education can marginalise language groups. They will consider how ideologies about language construct relationships between dominant and non-dominant groups and how language is consequential in the relationships of power among groups.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of any two second year courses from the Linguistics major/sub-major within the Bachelor of Arts, or by approval from the Program Director.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
Seminar (online) 3 hours x 2 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (online seminar) 3 hours x 12 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
Critical analysis 700 words 15% N/A
Minor essay 1600 words 35% N/A
Major essay 2200 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Critical analysis 700 words 15% N/A
Minor essay 1600 words 35% N/A
Major essay 2200 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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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
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* 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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