- Code ASIA6083
- 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, Asia Pacific Studies
The course is for students who have demonstrated an upper intermediate level of proficiency or above in one of the major Southeast or South Asian languages taught in the School (Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese or Sanskrit). Enrolled students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a member of academic staff, on a common theme that may change from semester to semester. Students will arrange to meet with their supervisor on a regular basis to create a project in their target language. Enrolment in this course is contingent on the availability of appropriate supervisors.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate having significantly increased their proficiency in reading and writing in the language at the level studied.
- Demonstrate having deepened their ability to discuss in the target language complex ideas about a given discipline or topic area.
- Demonstrate substantial knowledge about that discipline/ area and ability to critically analyse texts within it.
- Have demonstrated that they have read a significant number of the key sources about the discipline/ area that they have studied for the course.
- Demonstrate generic skills, eg, critical thinking, written and oral communication, research skills.
Enrolment is contingent on appropriate supervisors being available to work with students.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Intermediate level of one of the major Southeast or South Asian languages taught in the School (Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese or Sanskrit).
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
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WorkloadFortnightly meetings with Course Coordinator or Supervisor. Students are expected to read approximately 10 academic and non-academic texts in the target language, each about 6,000 words, and demonstrate the ability to capture the various subtleties and nuances that run through the selected readings.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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- 6 units
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