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Discourse and Culture (6696.6)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Applied Linguistics & Languages




    The link between culture and discourse is crucial for intercultural understanding. The unit is therefore intended for students who seek to make this link and expect to encounter cultural diversity in the course of their current studies at the University and/or in their professional lives. Through a program of critical reading, discussion and practical and analytical tasks, the unit probes intercultural differences in written and spoken discourse, with special attention given to instances where miscommunication may arise and where solutions and compromises may be found.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. use appropriate tools to critically analyse spoken and written discourse.

    2. have gained understanding of the role of discourse conventions in intercultural communication and be able to deal in a constructive way with intercultural communication situations

    Contact Hours

    Two hours lecture; one hour tutorial.



    Assumed Knowledge

    Must have completed Study of Language or English Grammar.

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