- Code ASIA2001
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this course students should be able 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. research issues of linguistic interest in the region and present arguments and conclusions coherently, persuasively, and meaningfully.
Note: ASIA2103 Language in Asia and the Pacific (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 (providing a marker is available), agreed with the coordinator.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
1. Tutorial Participation
- 10% of course grade; addresses all four learning outcomes
2. Article critique
- 20% of the course mark; addresses learning outcomes 1 and 3
- 40% of course mark; addresses learning outcomes 1, 3 and 4
- 30% of course mark; addresses all four learning outcomes
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WorkloadContact hours for this course are two one-hour lectures and one one-hour tutorial per week. Students are expected to spend an additional six hours of independent study on prescribed class readings, tutorial preparation, and assessment preparation.
Requisite and Incompatibility
There is no single prescribed text for this course. Readings will be provided from various sources and made available on the course Wattle site.
Areas of Interest
- Asian Languages
- Non Language Asian Studies
- Pacific Studies
- Asia Pacific Studies
- Language Studies
- Asia-Pacific Studies
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- 6 units
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