• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Australian Studies
  • Areas of interest Indigenous Australian Studies, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Jane Simpson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course AUST6008
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course is a practical introduction to an Indigenous Australian language. It is designed to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at an introductory level, and to develop a knowledge and understanding of the relation between language culture and society in the community of the speakers.

This course may be offered on campus or on -country (location(s) to be advised for each offering), and delivered over the course of a semester or in intensive mode. This course is available for cross-Institutional enrolment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the grammar and lexicon of the Indigenous Australian language.
  • 2. Demonstrate communicative skills allowing them to ask questions, give directions and discuss some topics confidently in the Indigenous language.
  • 3. Read and understand short texts in an Australian Indigenous language.
  • 4. Write short texts in an Australian Indigenous language.
  • 5. Discuss cultural and traditional practices specific to the Indigenous Australian community.
  • Other Information

    For more information about Australian Indigenous Language(s) on offer in the current year, please reference information available on the School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics website.


    Important notice

    If your final course is in a non-standard session, results may not be available in time for the upcoming Conferring of Awards Ceremonies.  Results for a course will only be released once marks for all students in the course have been finalised and entered.  Individual results for students will not be released. An autumn session course may not receive results by the deadline to graduate in July and a spring session course may not receive results by the deadline to graduate in December.  You must take this into consideration before enrolling into this course.

    Indicative Assessment

    Online/tutorial exercises 30% (LO 1, 2,3, 4, 5)

    Quizzes 40% (LO 1-3)

    Written assignment (2,000 words) 30% (LO 1, 5)

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    Workload

    4 weekly contact hours (including online contact hours) and 6 hours per week independent study.


    In two week intensive mode there will be 4 contact hours/day and 5 hours per day outside class for the two weeks, plus 40 hours preparation for final assessment

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed AUST6008.

    Prescribed Texts

    These will depend on the language which is being studied.

    Majors

    Minors

    Fees

    Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

    If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

    Student Contribution Band:
    Band 1
    Unit value:
    6 units

    If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2016 $2718
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2016 $3876
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

    Offerings and Dates

    The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

    First Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
    3560 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

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