Directed Reading Project

Subject LING40001 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Fortnightly meetings with the project supervisor
Total Time Commitment:

Total of 10 hours per week.


Students wishing to enrol in this subject must be admitted to Honours or PG Diploma in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and obtain permission from the Linguistics and Applied Linguistics honours coordinator.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:

Subject Overview:

This subject is a special program of study on a particular area of interest within the linguistics and applied linguistics undergraduate program. It is designed to either complement an honours thesis topic, extend knowledge within a subject already studied, or research a topic not normally treated within the course. It is conducted by a program of intensive reading, designed by the student in consultation with a supervisor. The subject should enhance the student's knowledge of the subject area and should encourage initiative in self-directed research, develop the student's powers of independent inquiry, strengthen the student's capacities in theoretical analysis and argumentation, and develop the student's written communication skills.

  • be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the theoretical and methodological issues of concern within the particular topic area being studied.
  • have gained skills in research and critical thinnking and analysis through reading in the particular area being studied and preparation of the scholarly report.
  • have practiced and further developed high level written communication skills through the writing of the scholarly report.

An essay of 5000 words 100% (due at the end of semester).

Prescribed Texts:

Readings as prescribed and recommended by the project supervisor.

Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • communicate intelligibly and economically their understanding of debates within this area.
  • understand the social and cultural context of the construction of identities in and through language.

Students wishing to enrol in this subject must obtain permission from the linguistics and applied linguistics honours coordinator.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: English Language - 100 Point Program
English Language - 200 Point Program
Language Testing - 100 Point Program
Language Testing - 200 Point Program
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
TESOL - 100 Point Program
TESOL - 200 Point Program
Technology in Language Learning - 100 Point Program
Technology in Language Learning - 200 Point Program

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