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AUSLAN and Visual Communication (EDUC20076)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeEDUC20076
Availability(Quotas apply)
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, students will explore visual communication and be introduced to Auslan, the language of the Australian signing Deaf community. In doing this, students will delve into the linguistic and cultural aspects of Auslan and develop skills in communicating using this visual language.

This subject has an enrolment quota of 175 students and therefore places are limited. Places will be allocated until the quota is reached. Anyone enrolling after the quota has been reached will be notified by the MGSE Student Centre at least one week prior to the start of teaching.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply new knowledge
  • Show an understanding of a range of visual communication strategies and their use in communication with both Deaf and hearing individuals
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the linguistic structure of Auslan
  • Show an ability to communicate with others using Auslan
  • Display cultural sensitivity, understanding and problem solving when communicating with members of the Deaf community

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Reflect on the differing aspects of visual communication and how they are used within both verbal and non-verbal languages
  • Apply analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills when communicating with others who communicate using visual languages such as Auslan
  • Demonstrate a capacity to communicate using visual modes
  • Experience the implications of deafness for communication

Last updated: 10 August 2019