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AUSLAN and Visual Communication (EDUC20076)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeEDUC20076
Campus
Parkville
Availability(Quotas apply)
July
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

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Practical project (equivalent to 2000 words) due 2 weeks after the conclusion of the intensive teaching period, 50%
  • Academic essay (2000 words) due 7 weeks after the conclusion the intensive teaching period, 50%

Hurdle requirement: Practical presentation, due during the intensive week

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • July
    Principal coordinatorSharon Klieve
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours5 hours of lectures and 25 hours of workshops
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date20 June 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsFrom the pre-teaching date of June 20th until the start of the subject, students are required to access materials on the LMS.
    Teaching period 1 July 2019 to 5 July 2019
    Last self-enrol date21 June 2019
    Census date 3 July 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 2 August 2019
    Assessment period ends26 August 2019

    July contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

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.

Further information

Last updated: 10 August 2019