Auslan 2

Course code HUMA2080Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course provides continuing study of Australian Sign Language (Auslan), building on the foundations provided in HUMA2070 Auslan 1. Students will expand their ability to use Auslan in a variety of discourse forms and settings. Students will also continue to investigate elements of Auslan structure in greater detail and further explore issues related to Deaf culture, community and history.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesObjectives
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1 increased skills in the production and comprehension of Auslan
2 knowledge of linguistic features of Auslan and other signed languages
3 ability to use Auslan in a variety of discourse forms and settings
4 understanding of issues related to Deaf culture, community and history
ContentThe course will provide further study of Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Topics covered will include:
* Deafness
* signed language acquisition
* services for deaf people
* Auslan transcription
* bilingualism
* history opf deaf education
* perspectives on Deaf communities
* features of Auslan: characters, space, verbs, classifiers
* narratives
* constructed action and dialogue
* semantics in Auslan
Replacing Course(s)LING2080 Auslan 2
TransitionStudents who have previously completed LING2080 Auslan 2 are not permitted to enrol in HUMA2080
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUMA2070 Auslan 1 (or equivalent)
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: OralViva voce examination of material covered in class 20%
Presentations - IndividualTwo assessments in Auslan (25% each) focusing on the language material learnt in the course 50%
ProjectsProject to be completed during the course of the semester. Assessed by means of a written paper (20%) and an oral presentation (10%) 30%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUMA2080