Minimum enrolment number of 12 applies to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the on-line offering and advised of this change before semester commences.
This unit is designed to provoke curiosity about how language works, ignite passions about English and introduce the beginnings of critical thinking about texts and their role in culture and society. This unit will introduce you to the foundations of English by covering the three strands of the Australian Curriculum English: Language, Literacy, and Literature, with a major focus on the Language strand. You will develop understandings of the nature and development of language and broaden your knowledge about functional approaches to written language. An emphasis of study will be on notions of socio-cultural contexts and their impact on the ways different text types or genres construct meanings; the manner in which texts vary with respect to field, tenor and mode, and the relationship of these three metafunctions of language. This unit will provide you with the foundation to the discipline of English.
|Unit name||Foundations of English|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Education|
Dr Belinda Hopwood
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||31/10/2016||23/11/2016||22/12/2016||13/2/2017|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2016: $782.00||2016: $1,857.00||070105|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Face to face: Online lectures, 2 hrs tutorial x 13 weeks.
Online: Fully online with weekly readings and activities
AT1 Written Statement Part 1: Oral language, Part 2: Reading, Part 3: Writing (50%), AT2 Understanding and developing literacy skills (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment
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