• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bethwyn Evans
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course is an introduction to the languages of Asia and the Pacific that explores the diversity, complexity and vitality of  languages of the regions to our north and east. The course uses case studies from a number of countries and societies to cover topics such as: the history and power of spoken and written forms of language (eg. in China, Japan, India, Papua New Guinea); language choice and language politics in multilingual societies (eg. India, Indonesia, East Timor); the influence of thought and culture on language use (eg. politeness in Korean and Indonesian); and the impact of language contact in multilingual societies, including English in Asia and the Pacific, and Asian and Pacific languages in the world. The course introduces concepts, theories and models from linguistics that allow us to develop a nuanced view of the region through the lens of language.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this course students will have the skills and knowledge to:
1. understand basic linguistic concepts and models and how they are applicable to languages in Asia and the Pacific
2. reflect on and articulate challenges and successes in their own language learning process
3. critically assess and evaluate research on language in Asia and the Pacific
4. interpret and evaluate research on the complexity of factors that influence attitudes to language and patterns of multilingualism
5. research issues of linguistic interest in the region and present arguments and conclusions coherently, persuasively, and meaningfully.

Indicative Assessment

1. Tutorial assignment
20% of course mark; addresses all five learning outcomes
2. Oral Presentation
20% of course mark; addresses learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4
3. Essay
30% of course mark; addresses all five learning outcomes
4. Exam
30% of course mark; addresses all five learning outcomes

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Workload

Contact hours for this course are two one-hour lectures and one one-hour tutorial per week. Students are expected to spend an additional five hours of independent study on prescribed class readings, tutorial preparation, oral presentation, and assessment preparation.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA1001 or ASIA2001 or ASIA2103 or ASIA6001.

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
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
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
4046 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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