In this course we will explore the role of human language and how it affects the way we see the world and communicate in it. In this course you will explore the relationships between language, culture and identity; how and why language changes over space and time; how language works online; factors affecting language learning, endangerment and growth in our communities and why knowledge of language is crucial for those wishing to make positive social change.
|Learning materials – Interactive online learning activities.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled face to face workshops.
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...
|Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
|Professional Standard Mapping * Education for Sustainable Development Goals
|Demonstrate how language affects the way we understand our world and our place in it.
4, 5, 10, 16
|Apply linguistic concepts to understand their own learning and use of language
Creative and critical thinker
|Discuss the importance of language to way our communities and society thinks, understands and communicates.
Creative and critical thinker
4, 5, 10, 16
|Analyse how linguistic knowledge can be applied to address social issues and/or enhance future professional practice.
|Education for Sustainable Development Goals
|Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
|Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
|Reduced Inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries
|Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
|Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).
Formative feedback will come through online quizzes on weekly readings.
|Individual or Group
|What is the duration / length?
|When should I submit?
|Where should I submit it?
800 words +/- 10%
In a groups you will produce an edited video presentation of up to 6 mins on one of the topics in the course. You will also include an activity or discussion prompt which your peers can engage with in tutorials/online which relates to the video.
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)
|Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
|All - Assessment Task 1:Linguistic Landscape Report
Photograph instances of language in the urban environment visible to the public, including things like shop signs, street signs, posters, graffiti, notices, ect. Then, reflecting on the images you have captured, and the topics covered in the unit, identify the ways that language use both influences and is influenced by the surrounding social and cultural environment.
A multimodal word document that may include images, video, hyperlinks or other media along with your written reflections.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Topic presentation video
You will develop your presentation and editing skills by producing a scholarly and engaging video presentation on one of the topics for this course. The aim is to provide a student-led exploration of questions related to the topic which can be shared with and discussed by fellow classmates.
Videos and discussion prompts will be presented in workshops for the relevant week of that topic. Presentations will begin from week 6 of semester A reference list formatted in APA 7th style to be submitted with the video.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Essay
The goal of this task is to produce a reflective essay on your own experiences with and knowledge of language and how this knowledge can be applied to address social issues and/or enhance your future professional practice.
Academic Format The final essay should be a 1500-word critical reflective essay using formal academic language and structure. The essay should be well researched and reference academic sources.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
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