• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Susan Macqueen
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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This reading course is generally undertaken while students are writing a thesis or sub-thesis. It is an independent research course that allows students to read in depth around a particular topic that is relevant to their thesis or sub-thesis. The topic and content of the reading course will be decided by the student in consultation with the supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  1. Carry out a library search to compile a list of current relevant readings in their area of research.
  2. Critically read and evaluate relevant readings in the light of current applied linguistics research.
  3. Write critical summaries of readings on their topic.
  4. Write a well-structured, well-supported and correctly referenced essay on a topic of their  choice.

Indicative Assessment

Four critical summaries requiring students to critically evaluate recent articles from contemporary journals in their area of research. 500 words (7.5% each) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]

Two essays on a topic related to the students' research and readings. 2000 words each (30% and 40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 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) 24 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and seminars; b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Preliminary Reading

Students will draw up their own reading list in consultation with their supervisor during the first week of semester.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have the necessary skills to be able to undertake independent study on an applied linguistics topic of their choice.

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
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
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
2135 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7136 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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