Auslan 1

Course code HUMA2070Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course is a starting point for students wishing to learn Australian Sign language (Auslan) and to become aware of the Deaf community and its culture. No prior knowledge of Auslan or contact with deaf people is assumed. Students will learn fingerspelling and signs, and by the completion of the course will be able to participate in short dialogues. Students will also investigate elements of Auslan linguistics and explore issues related to Deaf culture, community and history.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn satisfactory completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:

1 foundation abilities in the production and comprehension of Auslan
2 ability to use Auslan in a variety of discourse forms and settings
3 knowledge of elementary linguistic features of Auslan and other signed languages
4 understanding of issues relating to Deaf culture, community and history
ContentThe subject will provide an introduction to the study and acquisition of Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Topics studied will include:
* communication strategies
* elements of Auslan
* models of language in the Deaf community
* Auslan grammar
* classifiers
* timelines
* Deaf culture
* Deaf sport
Replacing Course(s)LING2070 Auslan 1
TransitionStudents who have previously completed LING2070 Auslan 1 are not permitted to enrol in HUMA2070
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay (approximately 1200 words) 20%
Examination: Take HomeTake-home exam 30%
Presentations - IndividualTwo assessments in Auslan (25% each) focusing on the language material learnt in the course 50%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUMA2070