• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Language Studies
  • Specialisation code INLS-SPEC
Australian Indigenous Languages and Society Specialisation

ANU is Australia’s leading university in research in languages generally and in Indigenous studies. Make the most of your opportunity to learn a new language, or extend your knowledge of a language you already know, while applying to this language the skills of analysis and description that you will master in your degree.

Specialists from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences will equip you with critical language learning approaches and an in-depth understanding of how to apply that knowledge. You will be taught by specialists in Australian Indigenous languages.

Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate consolidated and extended understanding of comparative grammar and vocabulary across different Indigenous languages;
  2. demonstrate general fluency in reading comprehension in texts in different registers from simplified texts to foundational texts;
  3. understand key aspects of society, history, politics and education policy;
  4. demonstrate approaches and methodologies for critical thinking not only about the Indigenous languages but also the practical consequences of language policies; and
  5. conduct research on a topic related to Australian Indigenous languages, and to write an essay on their research outcomes.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 - 24 units from the completion of the following:

LING6016 - Language and Society in Indigenous Australia (6 units)

INDG6003 - Gamilaraay - introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language (6 units)

INDG6004 - Continuing Gamilaraay (6 units)

INDG6005 - Introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language (6-36 units)

INDG6006 - Continuing Australian Indigenous Language (6-36 units)

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

ANTH6005 - Traditional Australian Indigenous Cultures, Societies and Environment (6 units)

HIST6022 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History (6 units)

LANG6001 - Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts (6 units)

LANG6002 - Translation across Languages: Specialised Materials (6 units)

LANG8016 - Translation Project (6 units)

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