- Code LANG4004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Language Studies
- Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, Asian Languages, European Languages, Latin American Languages, Language Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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This course will build students’ research skills and knowledge in the academic writing conventions of their target language, and provide students with analytical tools to critically evaluate a range of primary and secondary material. Critical discussion and analysis of scholarly writing from a range of intellectual traditions and perspectives will enable students to situate their research and methodological approach within a broader academic framework.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the academic writing conventions of the target
- Analyse and critically evaluate primary and secondary
materials in both English and the target language, and apply these in mapping
the argumentation of their own thesis.
- Evaluate knowledge of appropriate theories,
methodologies, or intellectual traditions in different languages, and relate
these to their own and other research.
- Outline their Honours research topic as an abstract and a poster presentation.
Analysis of the written academic conventions of an article in the target language related to the student’s thesis: 500 words 10% (LO 1, 2)
Oral presentation + Written critique of an article or a series of articles in English (or with convener permission, of school research seminars and associated literature) related to the student’s thesis : 10 minutes 1500 words 25% (LO 2, 3)
Thesis abstract: 500 words 10% (LO 2, 4)
Poster of A3 size related to key components of the student’s thesis (argumentation, bibliography, research gap); includes first draft for peer review and poster presentation: 1000 words 40% (LO 2, 3, 4)
Two Peer-reviews of other students’ abstracts and draft posters: 500 words each for a total of 1000 words 7.5% each for a total of 15% (LO 2, 3)
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3 contact hours per week for the first half of the semester (weeks 1 to 7) and students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week.
2 contact hours per week for the second half of the semester and students are expected to undertake a further 8 hours of independent study per week.
(total 130 hours)
Requisite and Incompatibility
Completion of a cognate major or advanced knowledge of a language.
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- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3440||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|