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SLCS4201: Languages, Societies, Institutions

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.

Code SLCS4201
Academic unit Languages and Cultures
Credit points 6
144 credit points and (FASS3999 or FASS3333 or equivalent)
Assumed knowledge:
Successful completion of a Table A major from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate advanced knowledge of theoretical approaches to researching language use in institutional contexts in different societies
  • LO2. apply appropriate theoretical approaches to analysing language in real-world institutional contexts
  • LO3. analyse critically and evaluate existing scholarship, and apply the understandings gained for academic purposes
  • LO4. demonstrate advanced technical skills and well-developed ethical judgements in gathering and analysing natural language data
  • LO5. demonstrate advanced skills in transmitting ideas effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing
  • LO6. work responsibly and adaptably in diverse groups

Unit outlines

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