Seminars in Languages and Linguistics A

Subject EURO40002 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2 hour seminar per week.
Total Time Commitment:

2 contact hours/week, 8 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.


Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in an area of language studies or linguistics and applied linguistics. NOTE: Students must seek authorisation of the course coordinator before enrolling



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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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:

Subject Overview:

A program of advanced seminars on a current topic in language and cultural studies and/or linguistics and applied linguistics. The topic studied will vary from year to year depending on the availability of staff. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the particular topic under consideration, and will analyse and report on their research. Available topics will be posted during Semester two of the previous year.

Learning Outcomes:
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a particular cultural or linguistic topic
  • demonstrate the ability to analyse, and to report on their reading in a manner appropriate to the methodology adopted
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of how scholars have theorised emotions
  • understand and reflect upon theoretical and methodological issues involved with writing a history of emotions
  • improve research and interpretative skills by developing a research project which is theoretically informed
  • Written work totalling 5000 words 100% (commencing at the beginning of semester and due at the end of the subject).

This subject has the following hurdle requirements:

  • Regular participation in tutorials is required with a minimum of 80% attendance.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:

Materials supplied by the school

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations.
  • Written communication: through essay and assignment preparation and writing.
  • Public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations.
  • Attention to detail: through close reading and textual analysis, essay preparation and writing, and examination revision.
  • Time management and planning: through managing and organizing workloads for required and recommended reading, essay and assignment completion and revision for examinations

Students cannot enrol in this subject without prior permission from the discipline chair. Students should seek permission to enrol no later than two weeks before the beginning of the semester. Students enrolling to undertake the genre subject in Semester 2 are able to do so without prior permission.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: French
Spanish and Latin American Studies

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