• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Language Studies
  • Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History , European Languages, Indigenous Australian Studies, Latin American Languages, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Gabriele Schmidt
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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This course is for students who have an advanced knowledge of the target language and its associated culture(s), i.e. who have completed a major in the language or possess an equivalent proficiency (B2/C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). It aims to further enhance students' language proficiency by focusing on a special area of interest in the language and/or the societies, cultures and/or contemporary affairs of its speakers. Students will develop their proficiency in, and understanding of, the structures and uses of the language at an appropriate lexical, grammatical and stylistic level. They will develop the capacity to understand and evaluate specialist and technical language use, and to carry out research using sources in the language and  following the conventions of academic writing.

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 advanced linguistic skills in the target language at the C1 level or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent;
  2. Read, analyse and discuss in the target language complex texts related to their research area;
  3. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of culture and/or contemporary affairs in the target societies or of linguistic topics and an ability to critique them;
  4. Conduct research using sources in the target language;
  5. Deliver analytical and well-structured essays and presentations based on their own research in a scholarly manner.

Indicative Assessment

Written assignment 1: 1500 words 30% (LO 1-5)

Written assignment 2: 1500 words 30% (LO 1-5)

Research project: 1200 words 25% (LO 1-5)

Presentation: 15 minutes 15% (LO 1-5)

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Workload

3 hours of lectures per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 130 hours)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) , Bachelor of Languages (Honours), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts).

Prescribed Texts

Available from the course Wattle site



Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major or advanced knowledge of a language.


Specialisations

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:
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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3441 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Arabic Studies
3687 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Persian Studies
3688 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Ancient Greek lang & culture
3679 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Aust Indigenous lang & culture
3680 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
French language & culture
3681 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
German language & culture
3682 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Italian language & culture
3683 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Latin language & culture
3684 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Spanish Studies
3685 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Language Studies
3686 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 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
3479 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
Arabic Studies
3711 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
Persian Studies
3712 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
Ancient Greek lang & culture
3703 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
Aust Indigenous lang & culture
3704 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
French language & culture
3705 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
German language & culture
3706 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
Italian language & culture
3707 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
Latin language & culture
3708 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
Spanish Studies
3709 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
Language Studies
3710 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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