• 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 Summer Session 2018
    First Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings

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 some elements of traditional and current culture, and the importance of language to the community.

This course may be offered on campus or off-campus (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 community 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 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 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

Weekly online/tutorial exercises, 1,500 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Regular oral recordings, totalling 12 minutes (15%) [Learning Outcome 2]
Quizzes, around 500 words total (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Conversation, 5 min (30%) [Learning Outcome 2]
Written assignment, 1,000 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 5]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

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

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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1819 08 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 11 Feb 2018 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3362 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions