Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None.|
CoordinatorDr Michael Ewing
Dr Michael Ewing
Dr Lewis Mayo
This subject examines the intimate relationship between language and society in the historical and contemporary contexts of three internationally strategic regions: East Asia, insular Southeast Asia, and the Arabic world. It will explore recurring themes such as the relationship of language to power, hegemony and political struggle. the effect of nationalism on language. language as a means for creating social organisation and hierarchy. the relationship between minority and majority languages and cultures. and the role of the media, popular culture and literacy in contemporary linguistic and social relations.
|Assessment:||Two essays of 2000 words each, 50% each (one due mid-semester, one due during the examination period). Students are required to attend at least 80% of tutorials.|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Materials supplied by the Institute.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) |
Asian Studies |
Asian Studies Major
Chinese Studies Major
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