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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBA(EngLang)
CRICOS code055534D
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/current/coursework/contact_us/

Notes

  • Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.
  • Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.

Description

This course gives students the opportunity to deepen and broaden their understanding of the basic workings of the English language from a number of perspectives: structural, historical, socio-cultural, developmental and pedagogical. It focuses on the design of English, how it functions in society, how it develops and changes, how it relates to thought and how it is acquired and learned.

Objectives

Students develop specialised skills in the analysis of the structure (grammatical, syntactic, and phonological) of the English language as well as the ability to critically assess its written texts. They also develop an understanding of the problems encountered in intercultural communication, and learn how English has come to be a global language. Students will graduate with highly developed skills in professional writing and oral communication, skills which will make them successful employees in the current global English-centric environment.

Structure

This course consists of studies as outlined in one of the models below.

Areas of study

For information on arts majors and minors, refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index-ug-byfaculty-arts.html

Requirements

All students must complete one of the course models outlined below, with the restrictions that:

  • at least 36 points be completed at a third-year level
  • no more than 10 units (60 points) be completed at a first-year level.

Model one

  • a major in linguistics (48 points)
  • a major in English (48 points) including the core unit ENH1010 Reading writing literature
  • an additional 48 points of elective units

Model two

(For students who meet the faculty's English as a second language criterion)

  • a major in linguistics (48 points)
  • a major in English as an international language (48 points)
  • an additional 48 points of elective units

Model three

(For students who meet the faculty's English as a second language criterion)

  • a major in linguistics (48 points)
  • a major in English as an international language (48 points)
  • a minor in English (24 points) including the core unit ENH1010 Reading writing literature
  • an additional 24 points of elective units

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts (English Language)