LING 5103 - Directed Study in Linguistics

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

The course information on this page is being finalised for 2016. Please check again before classes commence.

Content to be negotiated with the Program Coordinator.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code LING 5103
    Course Directed Study in Linguistics
    Coordinating Unit Linguistics
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description Content to be negotiated with the Program Coordinator.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr John Walsh

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1 Work independently as a linguistic researcher.
    2 Undertake an investigation of a particular topic from the beginning.
    3 Confidently approach a linguistic problem or research question.
    4 Apply linguistic skills and analytical techniques to a body of data or information.
    5 Complete an extended piece of academic writing.


    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    One-on-one meetings with a supervisor as required. Students may be directed to attend seminars or audit particular undergraduate courses in conjunction with meetings with their supervisor.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    4 x 1-hour meetings with supervisor 4 hours per semester
    4 hours research per week (12 weeks) 48 hours per semester
    3 hours reading per week (13 weeks) 39 hours per semester
    5 hours academic writing preparation per week (13 weeks) 65 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    One-on-one meetings with a supervisor. Students may also be required or encouraged to attend seminars or audit particular undergraduate courses.
  • Assessment

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    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Literature Review (1,000 words) Formative and Summative 30% 1, 2
    Research Article (5,000 words) Summative 70% 1-5
    Assessment Detail
    To be negotiated with the supervisor.
    Submission
    Assignments should be emailed directly to the supervisor, together with a signed coversheet.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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