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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton

Description

English as an international language is a new, timely, and innovative discipline that offers a new perspective of the use of English in today's globalised world and examines the implications this has on communication in English in a variety of international contexts. It invites students to challenge and 'unpack' assumptions about English language by responding to questions such as: Is there only one type of English or many Englishes spoken in the world? Should we accept one single type of English as the only model for learners and teachers of English? What are the consequences of the spread of English around the globe? What are the features of international/intercultural communication in English?

One of the important features of the studies offered in this program is that students are encouraged to critically reflect and look back on their experiences of using, learning, and/or teaching English in a variety of contexts and uncover the 'hidden politics' behind those experiences.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in English an as international language must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • EIL1010 English an as international language: Communication
  • EIL1020 English an as international language: Language and critical analysis

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in English as an international language must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below.

A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Available units include:

  • EIL2110 English as an international language: Language and purpose
  • EIL2120 English as an international language: The language of spoken English
  • EIL3130 English as an international language: Language and power
  • EIL3102 English as an international language: Professional communication
  • EIL3110 English as an international language: Language and culture
  • EIL3210 English as an international language: The language of written English

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2439 Diploma in Arts (English as an international language)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1275 Bachelor of Communication
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 3909 Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts