Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject Honours students will learn to read advanced linguistic literature critically and apply this knowledge to the design and implementation of linguistic research projects. To design and implement these projects, students will also receive training in linguistic research methodology, read and discuss various types of research projects and be assisted to analyse the results of their own studies.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 30 credit points of third-year Linguistics; or must have passed 30 credit points of third-year Languages All other students require Program Coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsLIN4ASL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Students will analyse and present findings from research projects orally to the class.
02. Students will become more precise in their verbal and written engagement with linguistic literature, concepts, theories and issues for the future.
03. Students will cooperate to discuss current issues critically and interactively in class, using research and problem-solving skills.
04. Students will design individual research projects, based on inquiry, critical thinking, creative problem solving and social and ethical engagement.
05. Students will write up the results of a substantial research project, using inquiry, research, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,200-word book reviewN/AN/AN/ANo16 SILO2
One 1,200-word research project designN/AN/AN/ANo16 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
One 3,750-word research projectN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3
One 600-word class presentationN/AN/AN/ANo8 SILO1
One 750-word research project presentationN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1