Linguistics

Linguistics

Advanced coursework

Advanced Coursework requires completion of a minimum of 24 credit points, including:
(i) a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 and up to 36 credit points.

Advanced Coursework units of study

LNGS4115 The Language of Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 10x 150wd equivalent Quiz (20%), 1x 1500wd equivalent Presentation (30%), 1x 3000wd equivalent E-portfolio (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
What role does language play in business communication? Corporations make use of a wide range of different communicative activities, from company websites, mission statements, and corporate reports to communication on social media sites. People use language to construct and enact corporate images, workplace cultures, and leadership styles. This unit introduces students to linguistic approaches to business language, and explores the role language plays in organisations. Students will gain new insights into the surprising power of workplace discourse.
LNGS4116 Language and the Law

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x 1000wd equivalent Article Review Presentation (20%), 1x 2500wd Research Case Study (40%), 1x 2500wd Group project (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Law cannot exist without language. We look at the central role of language in the law and in legal professions. Language is the medium through which norms and laws are established, from informal agreements to ironclad contracts. Human interaction in legal processes is conducted through language, from arrests to interrogations to courtroom cross-examination and sentencing. And language is a focus of forensic work, from verifying the identity of recorded voices to determining whether an apparent suicide note was in fact written by the deceased.

Advanced Coursework project units of study

SLAM4001 SLAM Project: Pasts, Presents, Futures A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ARHT3998 or ARHT3999 or ARIN3998 or ARIN3999 or FILM3998 or FILM3999 or LNGS3998 or LNGS3999 or PRFM3998 or PRFM3999 or ENGL3998 or ENGL3999 Assessment: 1x1500wd Short essay (25%), 1x1500wd Project proposal (25%), 1x1500wd equivalent Project portfolio (25%), 1x1500wd equivalent Research Proposal Presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Each student will develop, in consultation with their teacher, a project involving the application of contemporary scholarship in their discipline to a question arising within their disciplinary specialisation, for example: issues concerned with cultural, institutional or digital archives (with links to Fisher Library or other libraries/online data repositories/community organisations); the creation and development of contemporary practice[s]; or how cultural practices, from arts-based work through to the practice of language, address futures, dystopian, utopian or otherwise.
SLAM4002 SLAM Project: Pasts, Presents, Futures B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: SLAM4001 Assessment: 1x4500wd Portfolio (75%), 1x1500wd equivalent Presentations (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Each student will complete, in consultation with their teacher, a project involving the application of contemporary scholarship in their discipline to a question arising within their disciplinary specialisation, for example: issues concerned with cultural, institutional or digital archives (with links to Fisher Library or other libraries/online data repositories/community organisations); the creation and development of contemporary practice[s]; or how cultural practices, from arts-based work through to the practice of language, address futures, dystopian, utopian or otherwise.
FASS4901 Advanced Industry and Community Project A

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive July Classes: 1x3hr workshop/week Corequisites: FASS4902 Assumed knowledge: Depth of knowledge in at least one discipline (major). Assessment: 1x1500wd Individual statement (20%), 1x2500wd Group proposal (40%), 1x20mins Group proposal presentation (20%), 1x Group participation mark (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit students work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams on authentic, complex problem-based projects developed with project partners. Students will conduct self-directed research to address industry problems or identify industry opportunities which will provide context for their final recommendations. The unit will enhance a student's problem-solving ability through experiential evidence-based teaching approaches focused on project management, professional conduct, reflective practices and collaboration. This experience will equip students with a toolkit to become more adaptive and agile in responding to dynamic industry and community organisational environments.
FASS4902 Advanced Industry and Community Project B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr workshop/week Corequisites: FASS4901 Assumed knowledge: Depth of knowledge in at least one discipline (major). Assessment: 1x1500wd Individual statement (20%), 1x5000wd Final group report (40%), 1x20mins Final group presentation (20%), 1x Group participation mark (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams on authentic, complex problem-based projects developed with project partners. Students will conduct self-directed research to address industry problems or identify industry opportunities which will provide context for their final recommendations. The unit will enhance a student's problem-solving ability through experiential evidence-based teaching approaches focused on project management, professional conduct, reflective practices and collaboration. This experience will equip students with a toolkit to become more adaptive and agile in responding to dynamic industry and community organisational environments.