• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code ENGL-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate

In this specialisation, experts from Australia’s leading university in research and teaching of languages will equip you with critical language learning approaches and an in-depth understanding of the practical application of those approaches. You will be taught by English language specialists, linguists and experts in oral, dramatic and textual arts.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Understand the fine detail of the structure of English
  2. Understand key differences in texts across a range of registers and genres.
  3.  Analyse the meanings of words
  4. Use theoretical approaches and methodologies for critical thinking about texts.
  5. Conduct research on a topic related to the English language, and to write an essay on their research outcomes.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
LING6020 The Structure of English 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LING6008 Semantics 6
LING6522 Seminar on Semantics 6
LING6529 The History of the English Language 6
LING6001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
CLAS6001 Traditional Grammar 6
HIST8011 Writing Biography 6
  HUMN 8011: WWHL Key concepts
HUMN8026 Writing in the Public Sphere 6
POGO8037 Writing Public Policy 6
INTR8065 Writing International Relations 6
GRAD7910 Introduction to Writing for Government 3
GRAD7911 Intermediate Writing for Government 3
LING8025 Tools and Resources for Language Analysis 6
LING8026 Understanding Qualitative Research & Writing in Language Studies 6
COMP8705 Communication for Computing Professionals II 6
MGMT7001 Business Communication 6
ENGN8150 Professional Communication I 6
ENGN8160 Professional Communication II 6
SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public 6
SCOM8015 Speaking of Science 6
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