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Area/Catalogue
LANG 2043

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163206

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

2018 timetable due for release in October.

Course aim

To further develop students understanding of the nature of language through the investigation of the role language plays in the construction, interpretation and communication of media texts and the influence that media has on languages and their use.

Course content

The course will further develop students’ understanding of the ways in which language is used by the media in an era of global communication technologies to create messages and how the media themselves modify the ways in which languages are used in order to achieve communicative goals. Students will analyse how media discourse is created through language, the linguistic features of various types of spoken and written media texts, and how meaning is conveyed in the media through language and other semiotic systems. They will explore the ways that media has changed languages and in particular, the influence of new media on contemporary language practices.

Textbooks

Nil

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Portfolio 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A
Project 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Comm, International Studies & Languages

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