Courses & Units

Psychology of Language KHA331

Hobart

Note:

This is an advanced level elective unit

Introduction

In this unit, students are introduced to the most important and hotly debated issues in the psychology of language. Lecture topics include the distinctive features of human language as a system of communication, current theories of how children acquire language, how humans understand and produce language (both successfully and unsuccessfully), the development and teaching of reading and spelling, and some sociocultural factors that can influence language use. In practical classes, students engage in exercises linked to the lectures, and gather data for writing an assignment on an aspect of language.

Summary

Unit name Psychology of Language
Unit code KHA331
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator

Dr Michael Garry

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 090701

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

One-2-hr lecture and one 2-hr practical class weekly

Assessment

Short-answer exercises and essays totalling 1000 words overall (25%); 1,500 word research report (25%); two-hour exam (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

Recommended

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