- Code AUST6008
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Australian Studies
- Areas of interest Indigenous Australian Studies, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
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.
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 InformationFor 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 AssessmentOnline/tutorial exercises 30% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Quizzes 20% (LO 1-3)
Written assignment (3,000 words) 40% (LO 1, 5, 6)
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Workload3-4 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
Prescribed TextsThese will depend on the language being studied.
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:
- 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.
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
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|
|3935||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|