• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Indigenous Studies
  • Areas of interest Australian Studies, Indigenous Australian Studies, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Communications, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jane Simpson
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Summer Session 2019
    First Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

This course is a practical introduction to  Gamilaraay, a heritage Indigenous Australian language whose custodians are reviving it . It is designed to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at an introductory level, and to develop a knowledge and understanding of some elements of traditional and current culture, and the importance of language to the community.

This course may be offered on campus or off-campus (location(s) to be advised for each offering), and delivered over the course of a semester or in intensive mode.  It may also be offered online. This course is available for cross-Institutional enrolment.

Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required,  the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific community security concerns and health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course. In such cases, an alternative lesson plan will be arranged to fulfil the course requirements. International students are asked to check the visa implications of taking the course as an online course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a basic knowledge of the grammar and lexicon of Gamilaraay;
  2. demonstrate communicative skills allowing them to ask questions, give directions and discuss some topics in Gamilaraay;
  3. read, create and understand short texts in Gamilaraay; and
  4. demonstrate a basic knowledge of cultural, traditional and linguistics practices specific to Gamilaraay.

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.
 
Cross-institutional students are asked to contact the Course convenor as early as possible.
 
Important notice:
If your final course is in a non-standard session, results may not be available in time for the upcoming Conferring of Awards Ceremonies.  Results for a course will only be released once marks for all students in the course have been finalised and entered.  Individual results for students will not be released. An autumn session course may not receive results by the deadline to graduate in July and a spring session course may not receive results by the deadline to graduate in December.  You must take this into consideration before enrolling into this course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Weekly online/tutorial exercises, 1500 words (25) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Regular oral recordings, 12 mins (15) [LO 2]
  3. Quizzes, 500 words (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Conversation, 15 mins (30) [LO 2]
  5. Research project, 1000 words (20%) Learning Outcomes 1, 4 (20) [LO 1,4]

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.

Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 36 hours of seminars and/or online class time for students taking the class as an online course.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed INDG6003 or, AUST1001 or, AUST6008. The permission of the convenor may be given to override this incompatibility if the AUST courses were completed in topics other than Gamilaraay.

Prescribed Texts

NA

Assumed Knowledge

Students will need to demonstrate a basic understanding of indigenous culture to the satisfaction of the Course Convenor; one way of demonstrating this is through successful completion of 6 units of INDG-coded courses. 

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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1656 01 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4520 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A
ANU Online
4734 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online N/A

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