• 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 AUST6009
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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Students build on the language skills and understandings they have developed in AUST6008 to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in an Indigenous Australian language, to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the relation between language, culture and society in the community of the speakers and to reflect on the place of Indigenous Australian languages in Australia.

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.

Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required,  the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific  security concerns and health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course. An alternative lesson plan will be arranged to fulfil the course requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the grammar and lexicon of the Indigenous Australian language.
  2. Demonstrate communicative skills allowing them to discuss some topics in the Indigenous language
  3. Read and understand texts in an Australian Indigenous language
  4. Write texts in an Australian Indigenous language
  5. Discuss socio-cultural, traditional and modern practices specific to the Indigenous Australian community speaking the language concerned.
  6. Reflect on how their understanding of Indigenous Australian languages has deepened.

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.
 
How to enrol into a course offered in a non-standard session (Summer Session, Autumn Session, Winter Session, Spring Session):
  1. Complete an Enrolment Variation Form (including the Course Code, Class number and Session).
  2. Submit the Form via email to ug.students.cass@anu.edu.au or in person to the CASS Student Office. If the course requires permission, please include an email from the Course Convenor.
  3. Submit your request as early as possible prior to the commencement of the relevant Session, allowing up to 3 weeks for processing.
  4. Please take note of the Overload Policy, which may apply if you are enrolling in a non-standard session.

If you have questions, please contacts the CASS Student Office a ug.students.cass@anu.edu.au.

Indicative Assessment

7 Written tasks, 1,500 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4]
7 Oral tasks, 15 minutes (20%) [Learning Outcome 2]
2 Conversations, 15 minutes (20%) [Learning Outcome 2]
2  In class quizzes, 20 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4]
Final writing task, 100 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4]
Final project, 1, 000 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-6]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact:  36 hours of seminars and/or online class time.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed AUST1001. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. Incompatible with AUST6009.

Prescribed Texts

These will depend on the language which is being studied.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

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
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
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
4340 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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