LANG 3082 Special Study in Languages and Linguistics

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 100201

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Description This Level 3 Languages and Linguistics unit is, primarily, a self-study unit designed to cater for a special area of interest in languages and linguistics not otherwise covered in the units on offer in the languages program or in the BA (Interpreting and Translation) and/or where the student may otherwise find it difficult to complete his or her program of study. Once the topic chosen by the student is approved by the Unit Coordinator a supervisor is nominated and an individually-tailored learning contract, including appropriate language-specific and/or linguistics readings and tasks, is drawn up in collaboration with the supervisor and is submitted to the Unit Coordinator for approval. This approval process should happen, ideally, at least one week prior to the beginning of the teaching semester.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Linguistics

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Restrictions Permission from the subject Coordinator or Academic program Advisor is required. A Rule Waiver is required to enrol in this subject.

Assumed Knowledge

Level 3 Languages and Linguistics subjects or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of a selected topic in humanities, languages, linguistics, literature, translation or language education.
  2. Develop, negotiate and plan for the implementation and evaluation of a small-scale research project.
  3. Demonstrate basic research skills such as writing a literature review, basic research methodology and critical evaluation of research.
  4. Apply independent research skills to achieve further personal development.

Subject Content

Content will vary according to the topic chosen for study.
Where appropriate, workshops and/or seminars introducing approaches to research will be conducted.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this subject that you must meet in order to successfully complete this subject. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for your subject online.

Inherent Requirements


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Proposal 1,000 - 1,200 words 35 N Individual
Report 1,800 - 2,000 words 65 N Individual

Teaching Periods


Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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