Seminar in Languages 2

Subject LANG40004 (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 - 2 hours seminar per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

  • Admission into the GC-ARTS Graduate Certificate in Arts and GD-ARTS Graduate Diploma in Arts programs
  • A minimum of 25 points of language subject in the language specialisation and approval from the language discipline coordinator
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:


Dr Birgit Lang, Dr Christina Mayer, Dr Ikuko Nakane, Dr Michael Ewing, Dr Robert Lagerberg, Dr Vicente Perez De Leon, Prof John Hajek, Prof Veronique Duche


Arabic: Christina Mayer


Indonesian: Michael Ewing


Japanese: Ikuko Nakane


French: Veronique Duche-Gavet


German: Birgit Lang


Italian: John Hajek


Spanish and Latin American Studies: Vicente Perez de Leon


Russian: Robert Lagerberg


Subject Overview:

This subject involves a study of an approved topic in the languages. Details of the program being offered will be available from the graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students who complete this subject successfully should have demonstrated a specialist understanding of the topic, contributed effectively to the work of the seminar, shown a capacity for an advanced level of analysis and familiarised themselves with the latest directions of research into that particular topic.

Learning Outcomes:

Students should have acquired additional information, methodology or skills directly relevant to their program of study.

  • one 2,500 word essay due Week 6 (50%)
  • one 2,500 word essay due in examination period (50%)
Prescribed Texts:

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students who complete this subject should have:

  • enhanced written and oral communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion;
  • a deepened understanding of issues of key concern to the topic;
  • an understanding of the relationship between the topic and a broad range of current issues in languages.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Diploma in Arts - Arabic
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Chinese
Graduate Diploma in Arts - French
Graduate Diploma in Arts - German
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Indonesian
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Italian
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Japanese
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Russian
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Spanish and Latin American Studies

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