Seminars in Languages and Linguistics B

Subject EURO40003 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours - 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


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

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, 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 Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof Alison Lewis, Prof John Hajek


Prof. Alison Lewis

Prof. John Hajek

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:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a particular cultural or linguistic topic;
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, and to report on their reading in a manner appropriate to the methodology adopted.
  • Written work totalling 5,000 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: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
  • have developed written communication skills: through essay and assignment preparation and writing;
  • have developed public speaking skills and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations;
  • be able to pay attention to detail: through close reading and textual analysis, essay preparation and writing, and examination revision;
  • be able to time manage and plan: through managing and organizing workloads for required and recommended reading, essay and assignment completion and revision for examinations.
Links to further information:

Students must seek prior permission from the discipline chair to enrol in this subject no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of semester.

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Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - German
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Italian
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - French
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - German
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Italian
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PC-ARTS German
PC-ARTS Italian
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PD-ARTS German
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