|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will explore a range of aspects of deafness, including communication, technology and Auslan, or Australian sign language. It will examine deafness from a linguistic and cultural view to gain insight into human communication and the relationship between culture and language. This subject will investigate the impact of deafness on communication, literacy, social development, access and equity, and also consider how technology impacts on the lives of people who are deaf. Other topics covered will include a brief introduction to sign language, bilingual approaches to learning, deaf culture, the cochlear implant, noise induced hearing loss and the development of spoken language in deaf children.
Intended learning outcomes
- Understand the central role of communication in society and that deafness primarily impacts upon communication;
- Develop an understanding of the full range of perspectives of deafness, including medical, social and cultural;
- Understand the benefits and limitations of technology in the lives of deaf people;
- Compare the range of educational approaches available to children and young people who are deaf and consider the implications of these for academic and social development.
- understand how deafness impacts on language development and culture;
- experience the implications of deafness for communication development;
- learn some basic Auslan skills;
- discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different perspectives on deafness.
Eligibility and requirements
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
There are two pieces of assessment.
For summer intensive:
- one practical assignment equivalent to 2000 words, due 3 weeks post intensive (50%);
- one essay of 2000 words, due 8 weeks post intensive (50%);
For semester 2:
- one practical assignment equivalent to 2000 words, due mid-semester (50%);
- one essay of 2000 words, due during the examination period (50%).
This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.
Dates & times
Principal coordinator Sharon Klieve Coordinator Kate Leigh Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 4 February 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre teaching period students will be required to complete a number of readings accessed via the LMS. Teaching period 11 February 2019 to 15 February 2019 Last self-enrol date 5 February 2019 Census date 22 February 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 15 March 2019 Assessment period ends 8 April 2019
February contact information
Time commitment details
Course readings will be provided.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.