English Grammar PG (11388.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the structures of English sentences;
2. Identify word classes and phrases in English sentences;
3. Explain word classes, phrases, and clause types according to their form, meaning and grammatical functions; and
4. Explain the use of grammar in authentic texts.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
Equivalent units7652 English Grammar G
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Online||Dr Deborah Hill|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Deborah Hill|
Nelson, G., & Greenbaum, S. (2016) An introduction to English grammar. 4th ed. London and New York: Routledge.(e-copy available in library catalogue)
Aarts, Bas, Ian Cushing and Richard Hudson (2019) Oxford Teaching Guides: How to Teach Grammar, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Altenberg, E. P. and R. M. Vago (2010) English Grammar: Understanding the Basics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.(e-copy available in library catalogue)
Borjars, K. & Burridge, K. (2019) Introducing English Grammar, Routledge: London and New York. (e-copy available in library catalogue)
Payne, T. E. (2011) Understanding English grammar: A linguistic introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Readings are available in the library.
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Required and recommended books can be purchased by ordering through the School Locker or other online booksellers such as Book Depository, Amazon, Dymocks.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and is at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box (or appropriate Quiz portal). It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Students must complete and submit ALL assessments to pass the unit, including threshold assessment items. Normally, an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note tha the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
AIM module is a mandatory requirement in this unit.
The Academic Integrity Module (AIM) is a required completion task in this unit. There are no marks attached to AIM. However, students who do not submit the certificate of completion will be given a withheld (WH) grade until such time as they upload it to the Canvas site.
Students are expected to undertake activities online, prepare for and participate in synchronous sessions, read the required readings, and other recommended sources. They should also consult the lecturer when in doubt.
Guide to the breakdown of workload
Online engagement, including lectures and synchronous sessions: 40 hours
Readings and other preparation: 50 hours
Assessment: 60 hours
Your participation in online activities and syncrhonous sessions will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have word processing and IT skills to allow them to fully engage in the unit through Canvas and to complete their assessment. This includes basic word processing skills, engagement in Canvas activities, posting messages, uploading video and audio files, uploading assignments, and using the library catalogue and library databases. Students should ensure they have access to a computer and α safe workspace to complete the online activities.
This unit utilises e-resources subscribed to by the UC Library. These can be accessed, at no additional cost to students, via the unit Canvas site.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact ServiceDesk@canberra.edu.au if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
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