Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Languages)

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Languages

Languages stream

The languages stream in Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies requires 132 credit points from this table including:
(i) 48 credit points of a major in a first language from one the following from Table A of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
Arabic Language and Cultures, Chinese Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Hebrew (modern), Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Modern Greek Studies or Spanish and Latin American Studies.
(ii) 48 credit points of a major in a second language from one the following from Table A of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
Arabic Language and Cultures, Chinese Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Hebrew (modern), Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Modern Greek Studies or Spanish and Latin American Studies.
(iii) 6 credit points of 1000-level stream core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level stream core units^
(v) 12 credit points of 4000-level advanced coursework units^
(vi) 12 credit points of 4000-level project units

Units of study

1000 level stream units of study

Core
ICLS1200 Language Hybrids and Cultural Fusions

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x3000wd final project (35%), 1x500wd project outline draft (20%), 4x150wd blog posts (12%), 4x100wd blog peer reviews (8%), 1x15mins (1500wd equivalent) oral presentation andamp; submission (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Language mixtures like Frenglish, Mednyj Aleut, or Gadal are a worldwide reality today. This unit explores language fusions and cultural hybridity against the backdrop of globalisation as a source of innovation. It lays the foundations for the study of phenomena like metrolingualism, and how languages can clash, collide, and fuse to form new meanings. A learning goal is to apply the practice of language mixing to multilingual communities through the lens of cultural stability. This process affects ideas about cultural heritage, imperfect translation, and the formation of multiple identities in language communities like Australia's Gurundji Kriol.

2000 level stream units of study

Core
ICLS2200 Language, Culture and Translatability

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ICLS1200 Assessment: 1x1000wd written assignment (15%), 1x2500wd research project (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent presentation (25%), 4x150wd online discussion forum posts (12%), 4x100wd discussion forum responses to other posts (8%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores issues of translatability, of moving between languages at a range of levels from words to discourse. It equips students to use language learning as a window on cultural concepts, and to develop communicative competence in their target language.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units

4000 level stream units of study

Project units of study
Advanced coursework units of study
SLCS4201 Languages, Societies, Institutions

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ARBC3998 or ARBC3999 or ASNS3998 or ASNS3999 or CHNS3998 or CHNS3999 or EUST3998 or EUST3999 or FRNC3998 or FRNC3999 or GRMN3998 or GRMN3999 or BBCL3998 or BBCL3999 or HBRW3998 or HBRW3999 or JCTC3998 or JCTC3999 or INMS3998 or INMS3999 or ICLS3998 or ICLS3999 or ITLN3998 or ITLN3999 or JPNS3998 or JPNS3999 or KRNS3998 or KRNS3999 or MGRK3998 or MGRK3999 or SPAN3998 or SPAN3999 Assessment: participation (5%), 3x800wd total equivalent online quizzes on key concepts (10%), 1x1200wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x2500wd research assignment (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent oral presentation (25%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
What is the relationship between language, society and institutions? How does understanding language help us understand the working of institutions? This unit equips students with knowledge and skills to address these questions by focusing on language use in institutions such as the workplace, family, media, and religion in different societies.