• 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
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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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


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.

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

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

Prescribed Texts

These will depend on the language being studied.

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
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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
3935 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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