• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies More...

This course aims to familiarise students with the general linguistic situation in Asia. It investigates the linguistic diversity, complexity and vitality of the languages of the region to our North, and cover topics such as honorifics and politeness language (Javanese, Japanese, Korean); the introduction and spread of writing in the languages of Asia; language choice and politics (East Timor, India) ; languages of empire and lingua francas (Arabic, English, Dutch, Malay, Persian); language and pop culture (Tagalog, Singlish).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
1. understand the basic terminology and issues of the field of linguistics as they pertain to the languages of Asia;
2. discuss native and non-native speakers' attitudes towards language and writing;
3. assess the typical arguments made in linguistic discussions;
4. explain the complex attitudes people have to language, and multilingualism;
5. analyse and compare linguistic systems;
7. research linguistic issues of interest in the region's languages and present arguments and conclusions coherently, persuasively, and meaningfully;
8. reflect on and articulate how your own views on language have developed over the course of the semester;
9. reflect on and articulate issues that you have had in your own language learning process.


Other Information

Note:ASIA2103 Language in Asia (L) is available for students wishing to take this course as a language option. ASIA2103 is offered as a language option in some of the College's language majors. Assignments are completed in your nominated language, agreed with the coordinator.

Indicative Assessment

One 2500-3000 word essay (40%),

Two 1000 word essays (30%),

One 1000 word language learning essay (15%)

Participation in class (5%),

Participation in on-line discussion (10%).

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA1001 or ASIA2103.

Prescribed Texts

A collection of printed readings will be provided at cost.

Areas of Interest

  • Asian Languages
  • Non Language Asian Studies
  • Pacific Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Language Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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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
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2759 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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