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3907

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and 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)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3907
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) Web address: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 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.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate specialised skills in the analysis of the structure (grammatical, syntactic, and phonological) of the English language
  • analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge from a range of sources
  • apply critical understanding and analysis to the literature within the humanities, arts and social sciences
  • demonstrate an understanding of the present interpretations and potential future developments in the issues underlying the content of and approaches to the disciplines they have studied
  • apply critical understanding of personal and cultural understandings, ethical attitudes, and (where appropriate) the physical and aesthetic appreciations that underpin traditional liberal arts education
  • demonstrate advanced skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis
  • demonstrate the capacity to apply these studies in the changing circumstances of intellectual life and of the profession they are likely to inhabit
  • apply an understanding of the problems encountered in intercultural communication.

Structure

This course consists of two compulsory arts majors, with additional studies depending on the model chosen.

Areas of study

For the specific requirements of arts majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the Areas of studyAreas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html) section in this Handbook.

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 literary studies(48 points)
  • 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 literary studies (24 points)
  • an additional 24 points of elective units

When selecting elective units, these can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3. Note: Some non-arts units may require permission from the owning faculty.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts (English Language)