• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest English, European Languages, Language Studies
  • Minor code AELG-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

This advanced minor is designed to give students a theoretical understanding of both the workings of the English language and communication in different genres. Students will examine a range of approaches and methodologies to the study of language use, conduct linguistic and rhetorical analyses, produce texts for varied audiences and situations, and make critically aware decisions about genre-appropriate and persuasive writing and speaking. All courses emphasise the importance of language, communication, society and culture.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. understand the fine detail of the structure and uses of English;
  2. conduct linguistic and rhetorical analyses of a range of texts;
  3. analyse the elements of different registers and genres and use them appropriately in own writing and speaking;
  4. demonstrate interlingual and intercultural awareness; and
  5. undertake guided research on a topic in English language.
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12 units from completion of the following course(s)

LING2107 Advanced Academic English
LING2020 Structure of English

12 units from completion of the following course(s)

ENGL1013 Reading across Time and Space: Literary Contexts
ENGL1014 Close Encounters: How to Read Literature
ENGL2086 Literature in the Digital Age: Theories, Texts, Methods
HUMN1001 Digital Culture: Being Human in the Information Age
HUMN2001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects
HUMN3001 Digital Humanities: Methods and Practices
LANG3001 Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts
LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language
LING1002 Language and Society
LING2008 Semantics
LING2021 Cross Cultural Communication
LING2104 The History of the English Language
SCOM2015 Speaking of Science
SCOM2016 Science in the Media
SCOM3029 Cross Cultural Perspectives in Science Communication

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