Discourse Studies PG (11392.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Intensive
| Hanoi, Vietnam
|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. Explain key concepts and methods in discourse analysis such as pragmatics and critical discourse analysis;
2. Recognise the characteristics of oral and written communication;
3. Reflect critically on the role of discourse analysis methods in language teaching; and
4. Apply discourse analysis methods in language pedagogy.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
CorequisitesMust have passed or currently be enrolled in 11384 Study of Language G OR 11388 English Grammar PG.
Equivalent units7658 7658 Discourse Studies PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 2||08 May 2023||Intensive||Dr Maya Gunawardena|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Andrew Ross|
|2023||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 4||25 September 2023||Intensive||Dr Andrew Ross|
|2024||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 2||06 May 2024||Intensive||Dr Maya Gunawardena|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Andrew Ross|
|2024||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 4||23 September 2024||Intensive||Dr Eleni Petraki|
Flowerdew, J. (2013). Discourse in English Language Education. Routledge.
Celce-Murcia, M. & Olshtain, E. (2000). Discourse and Context in Language Teaching. CUP.
Additional useful references:
Clift, R. (2018). Conversation analysis. CUP.
Have, P. ten. (2007). Doing conversation analysis: a practical guide. Sage.
Hutchby & Wooffitt. (2008). Conversation analysis. Polity press.
Hyland, K. (ed.).(2013). Discourse Studies Reader: Essential Excerpts. Bloomsbury academic.
Jaworski, A. & Coupland, N. (eds.). (2006). The Discourse Reader. (2nd edition). Routledge.
Sidnell, J. & Stivers, T. (2013). The handbook of conversation analysis. Wiley Blackwell.
Wong, J. & Waring, H. Z. (2010). Conversation Analysis and Second Language Pedagogy: A guide for ESL/EFL teachers. Routledge.
Wodak, R. & Meyer, M. (2010). Methods of critical discourse analysis. Sage.
Additional resources will be made available on the UCLearn Canvas site.
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 required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct 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 lecturer are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late may be applied until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Additional unit information:
a. Students must complete every assessment item in order to pass the unit. An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
b. Students should keep a copy of any assessment item that has been submitted.
c. Moderation is used in the TESOL courses to maintain agreed standards in the assessment of student work through a valid, consistent and transparent process, in line with the UC Assessment policy. Sample assignments at different grade levels will be moderated for each assessment item in each unit. All assignments that receive a FAIL will be moderated. In addition, when the work of a student is awarded a mark or grade that leads to a FAIL grade in the unit or a borderline grade, the assignment will be moderated by another academic in the field before the final grades are released to students.
d. In the case of illness, misadventure or unavoidable commitments, participants should contact the Unit Convener as soon as possible.
e. If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter.
f. Provision of valid documentation
Please note that 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.
Assessment format requirements:
- Font: Times or Times New Roman or an easy to read font
- Size: 12 size font
- Spacing: 1.5 or double
- Referencing style: APA style. (Info found on http://canberra.libguides.com/referencing)
- Use page numbering and adhere to the word limit.
- Check your work carefully for spelling and grammatical errors.
- Use standard margins
- Please submit your assignments in a single Microsoft Word document.
- References should be listed on a separate page, be attached to the end of your assignment (but before any appendices), and consist of several references. Please note that only references appearing in the assignment text should be listed on your page of references.
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.
Students are expected to devote ten hours a week for the completion of this unit and the remaining hours can be allocated to unit related tasks based on students' preference and need. Students are expected to actively engage in synchronous and asynchronous sessions in the unit, complete the required readings and other sources, work in groups and complete all assessment items to the best of their ability.
The time devoted to the unit would normally consist of:
Reading (required texts and additional readings) - 30 hours
Prerecorded lectures and live sessions - 36 hours
Canvas activities and tutorial preparation - 22 hours
Assessment items - 62 hours
Your engagement in both synchronous and asynchronous sessions will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of engagement 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 a 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. The textbooks are available for purchase through the School Locker or other online providers such as Amazon or Zookal.
Work placement, internships or practicums
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Research-led Education: This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.
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