Major - Linguistics

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1037.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

Through study of what language is and how it works, students gain conceptual tools and knowledge relevant to the relationship of language and society as well linguistics-related disciplines, such as Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Developmental Linguistics, Bilingualism, and other applied linguistics areas. Understanding of the relationship between language learning, communicative competence and cultural practices, both in the Australian context and in a global context, provides a foundation for many careers including primary and secondary teaching, policy analysis, communication, social and welfare services in culturally diverse communities.

Major Structure

Students must complete eight units from the following pools, with no less than three units at Level 3.

Note: Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

Level 1 unit pool

100194 Introduction to Interpreting
100195 Introduction to Translation

Level 2 unit pool

101945 Introduction to Linguistics
101948 Structure of Language
102042 The Sound of Language
101302 Translation Technologies

Level 3 unit pool

400087 Applied Critical Methods
101449 Bilingualism and Biculturalism
101441 English Semantics and Pragmatics
101452 History of the English Language
101950 Intercultural Communication
101709 Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Arabic
101710 Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Chinese
101711 Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Italian
101712 Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Japanese
101713 Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Spanish
100023 Psychology of Language
102044 Research Methods in Linguistics
101451 Second Language Acquisition
101721 Second Language Learning and Teaching
101450 Sociolinguistics
100201 Special Study in Languages and Linguistics
101832 Talking Normal: Sociolinguistics and Modern Literature
101453 Text and Discourse in English

Please note:

The level 2 and level 3 units listed below count towards completion of the major for students who may have passed units in the list below in 2015 or earlier.

101955 - Honours Foundation

101454 - Intercultural Pragmatics

100928 - Linguistics

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