- Code INDG6005
- Unit Value 6 to 36 units
- 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 PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course is a practical introduction to an Indigenous Australian language. It is designed to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at an introductory level, and to develop a knowledge and understanding of the relation between language, culture and society in the community of the speakers.
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.
Students may enrol in this course more than once. This course is repeatable for credit, up to a maximum of 36 units, and if repeated must be repeated with a different language (topic) each time.
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:
- demonstrate a basic understanding of the grammar and lexicon of the Indigenous Australian language;
- demonstrate communicative skills allowing them to ask questions, give directions and discuss some topics confidently in the Indigenous language;
- read, understand, and write short texts in an Australian Indigenous language; and
- carry out research on linguistic, cultural and traditional practices specific to the Indigenous Australian community.
Other InformationFor 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.
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 AssessmentOnline/tutorial exercises 30% approx 1000 words equiv (LO 1, 2,3,4)
Quizzes 40% approx 1500 words equiv (LO 1-3)
Written assignment (2,000 words) 30% (LO 1, 4)
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Workload130 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; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 to 36 units
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