|Semester 2, 2020 Online|
|Short Description:||Language & Culture Spec Proj A|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091503 - Northern European Languages|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||11 July 2020|
Examiner: Gabriela Pohl
Pre-requisite: LAC3001 or for GERMAN language competency levels of B1 or above
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Important: LAC3003 consists of two streams Chinese OR German. Students in this course must elect to study ONE of the languages.
Two-thirds of the world’s population are at least bilingual. Speaking the language of clients, competitors, co-workers and managers will place graduates in a much stronger negotiating position than relying on their native language or English alone. Successful multilingual graduates and those with cross-cultural experiences and skills have enhanced employment opportunities, career mobility and an important competitive edge. Speaking more than one language is increasingly important for aspiring leaders and professionals, who see themselves as contributors on an international stage.
The Language and Culture Special Project is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore a topic of relevance to German/Swiss/Austrian or Chinese culture, history, society, business, engineering, performing or creative arts and to present their findings both in a written essay/report in the target language (approx. 1700 words) and in a formal spoken presentation. The project will be built upon the language skills and cultural knowledge already acquired to this level and will normally involve the application of such skills and knowledge to a specific area of study or activity.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Apply intermediate level language competencies. For German: equivalent to level B1 or above of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For Chinese: equivalent to elementary/ intermediate level required for HSK (Chinese Standard Test);
- Apply language-specific phonology, morphology, syntax, and grammatical structures to express elaborate or specific meaning;
- In a spoken presentation, communicate the core themes of the project work using refined pronunciation skills;
- Synthesise relevant cultural, social, historical, political, and/or economic contexts to analyse critically the chosen topic.
|1.||Language component of this course||70.00|
|2.||Culture component of this course.||30.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=02&subject1=LAC3003)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
(FOR GERMAN Cambridge University Press, New York, ebrary Inc.)
(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK; New York, ebrary Inc. [Available online via the USQ Library homepage] [FOR CHINESE].)
([Available online via the USQ Library homepage] FOR CHINESE.)
(Routledge; [In Association with] Open University of Hong Kong Press. An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click for information. FOR CHINESE.)
([Available online via the USQ Library homepage] FOR CHINESE.).
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|WRITTEN ESSAY/ REPORT DRAFT||100||40||27 Aug 2020|
|WRITTEN ESSAY/REPORT FINAL||100||30||01 Oct 2020|
|ORAL PRESENTATION||100||30||21 Oct 2020|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.