Discourse Studies PG (7658.9)
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Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will have:
1. Understood the key concepts and terminology related to discourse and the field of discourse analysis;
2. Developed an understanding of the convention governed nature of oral and written communication; and
3. Developed an awareness of the role of discourse analysis in language teaching and the ways in which it may be introduced into a language course.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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
In addition to disciplinary knowledge, skills and attitudes, this unit strives to develop in its students a range of skills and attributes which will equip them to succeed in a wide range of different tasks and jobs and facilitate their contribution to the society they live in.
PrerequisitesStudy of Language G, English Grammar G or equivalent study.
Assumed knowledgeCompetence in the English Language.
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Flowerdew, J. (2013). Discourse in English Language Education. London: Routledge.
Celce-Murcia, M. and E. Olshtain, (2000). Discourse and Context in Language Teaching,
Textbooks are available for purchase via the School Locker and for loan at the UC library.
Have, P. t. (2007) Doing conversation analysis: a practical guide. London: Sage.
Hutchby, I and Wooffitt, R. (2008). Conversation analysis. London: Polity press.
Hyland, K. (ed.).(2013). Discourse studies Reader: Essential Excerpts. London: Bloomsbury academic.
Jaworski, A. and Coupland, N. (2006). (eds) The discourse reader.(2nd edition) London: Routledge.
Paltridge, B. (2006). Discourse analysis: an introduction. London: Continuum.
Wong, J and Waring, H. Z. (2010). Conversation Analysis and Second Language Pedagogy: A guide for ESL/EFL teachers. London: Routledge.
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener. Late submission may result in reduced and delayed feedback being provided to students.
Format requirements for all assignments:
- Font: Times or Times New Roman
- Size: 12
- Spacing: 1.5 or double
- Referencing style: APA or Harvard style. (Info found on http://canberra.libguides.com/referencing )
- Use page numbering.
- Check your work carefully for spelling and grammatical errors.
- Please submit your assignments as a 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.
Special assessment requirements
- Students must complete every assessment item in order to pass the unit. An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
- Students should keep a copy of any assessment item that has been submitted.
- Where plagiarism is suspected, the assignment will be referred to the Associate Dean Education who will determine penalties. These may include failing the assessment item or failing the unit.
- Moderation of assignments is used in the unit to ensure consistency and transparency in marking. Sample assignments reflecting the range of grades in each assignment will be moderated. When the work of a student is awarded a mark or grade that leads to a fail grade in a unit, the work must be reassessed by a colleague in the discipline.
- Special consideration: In the case of illness, misadventure or unavoidable commitments, participants should contact the unit Convener as soon as possible.
- 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.
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 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.
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.
The time devoted to the unit would normally consist of:
Reading (required text and additiional readings) 30
Attending/listening to lectures and participating in tutorials 36
Tutorial preparation 12
Participation in Canvas activities/forum 10
Assessment items 62
Your participation in both class and online activities 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. Students are also advised to attend the tutorials and complete their weekly readings before the tutorials. This will assist their understanding of the unit content, fulfilment of learning outcomes, smooth conduct of tutorials, collaboration between class members and their timely assignment completion.
Required IT skills
Basic skills in word processing and email, use of internet, use of Powerpoint, use of Canvas including posting to forums, uploading assignments to Canvas and use of research databases.
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.