• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest English, Language Studies
  • Minor code ENLA-MIN

This 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

  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.

Relevant Degrees

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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)

ENGL1100 Secrets and Lies: Literature and the Self

ENGL1200 Imagined Worlds

HUMN1001 Digital Culture: Being Human in the Information Age

HUMN2001 Introduction to Digital Humanities and Public Culture - Tools, Theories and Methods

HUMN3001 Digital Humanities and Public Culture: Projects and Engagement

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

SCOM2015 Speaking of Science

SCOM2016 Science in the Media

SCOM3029 Cross Cultural Perspectives in Science Communication

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