LING 5103 - Directed Study in Linguistics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code LING 5103 Course Directed Study in Linguistics Coordinating Unit Linguistics Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Course Description Content to be negotiated with the Program Coordinator.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Rob Amery
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt 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
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-4 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1-5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1, 3, 5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1-3 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-3 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-3
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesOne-on-one meetings with a supervisor as required. Students may be directed to attend seminars or audit particular undergraduate courses in conjunction with the meetings with their supervisor.
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 SummaryOne-on-one meetings with a supervisor as required. Students may also be required or encouraged to attend seminars or audit particular undergraduate courses.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Literature Review (1,000 words) Formative and Summative 30% 1, 2 e.g. Group research presentation Summative 70% 1-5
Assessment DetailTo be negotiated with the supervisor.
SubmissionAssignments to be emailed directly to the supervisor together with a signed and scanned
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.
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