Handbook

EDUC20076 AUSLAN and Visual Communication

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start 22-Jun-2017
Teaching Period 03-Jul-2017 to 07-Jul-2017
Assessment Period End 28-Aug-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 23-Jun-2017
Census Date 05-Jul-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 04-Aug-2017

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.



Timetable can be viewed here.
For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 5 hours of lectures and 25 hours of workshops
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Ms Kate Leigh, Ms Sharon Klieve

Contact

kathryn.leigh@unimelb.edu.au

sharon.klieve@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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.

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
Assessment:
  • 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.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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
Links to further information: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/study_with_us/breadth/deafness_and_communication#auslan
Related Breadth Track(s): Deafness and Communication

top of page