• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Australian Studies
  • Areas of interest Indigenous Australian Studies, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jane Simpson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    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 the relation between language, culture and society in the community of the speakers. Students will reflect on the nature of the structures and uses of Indigenous Australian languages.

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, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able 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 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 socio-cultural, traditional and modern practices specific to the Indigenous Australian community speaking the language concerned.

6. Discuss the structures and use of Indigenous Australian languages


Indicative Assessment

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

Quizzes 20% (LO 1-3) 

Written assignment (3,000 words) 40%  (LO 1, 5, 6)

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Workload

3-4 weekly contact hours (including online contact hours) and 6-7 hours per week outside classes. Total workload over the semester is 130 hours.

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

To enrol in this course you must have completed AUST1001. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed AUST6008.

Prescribed Texts

These will depend on the language being studied.

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $1542
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2484
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1774 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9252 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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