Language and Socioeconomic Development

Subject EDUC90059 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: A further 150 hours of independent research and self study is required


Ms Kerry Ellerington


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This subject examines the effects of the socioeconomic context on language use. Topics include beliefs about literacy and economic advancement, international policies on language and literacy, literacy and the workplace, language as cultural capital, English and the international labour force, and language and the new work order.
Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • be able to understand and participate in debates about language and literacy policy;
  • understand how language is implicated with social and economic power ;
  • analyse critically the language usage in a workplace; and
  • understand some of the economic implications of the global spread of English.
Assessment: Assignments totalling 5,000 words (100 per cent).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of English as an International Language

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