Major - Linguistics

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1057.1

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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.

Language is fundamental to the human experience. Through study of how language works, students make contact with fundamental philosophical, socio-cultural, and psychological questions about what it means to be human. Linguistics prepares students with a foundation for many careers including primary and secondary teaching, policy analysis, communication, and social services in culturally diverse communities. Linguistics students also gain the analytical tools of empirical science including the ability to break complex problems into components with tractable solutions and to evaluate theories on the basis of empirical facts. These skills prepare students for success in post-graduate studies and careers in research, analytics, business and law.

Major Structure

Students must complete the following compulsory units

101449 Bilingualism and Biculturalism
101945 Introduction to Linguistics
101947 Pragmatics
101451 Second Language Acquisition
101948 Structure of Language
102042 The Sound of Language

Note: From 2017, unit 101947 Pragmatics will no longer be taught and continuing students enrolled in M1057 Linguistics should take unit 102489 Meaning in Language as the replacement compulsory unit. This unit will count towards completion of the major.

102489 Meaning in Language

And students must complete two of the following pool units

Level 3 Unit Pool

101946 Discourse Analysis
102043 Historical Linguistics
101950 Intercultural Communication
100023 Psychology of Language
102044 Research Methods in Linguistics
101450 Sociolinguistics

Please note

The units listed below count towards completion of the major for students who passed any of these units in 2015 or earlier.

Level 1

100194 - Introduction to Interpreting

100195 - Introduction to Translation

100928 - Linguistics

Level 2

101873 - The Sound of Language

Level 3

400087 - Applied Critical Methods

101441 - English Semantics and Pragmatics

101454 - Intercultural Pragmatics

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

101721 - Second Language Learning and Teaching

101832 - Talking Normal: Sociolinguistics and Modern Literature

101453 - Text and Discourse in English

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