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Making Sense of the Environment: English as the Language of Action and Reflection (6 points)


Leader: Lorraine Bullock

Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The communicative bond between the users of the language has many levels beyond the literal sense of the words and structures. Texts often communicate messages that focus on the world of the sender but they also offer a subtler message that communicates attitudes, feelings, beliefs, values and emotions. These levels of meaning are woven into the message and operate beneath the surface of the content. The unit looks at the way a message is shaped to include the writer's attitudes, beliefs and values and how often this cultural or worldview is hidden beneath the structure and function of the text.

Assessment: Written (2200 words): 30% + Examination (1 hour): 15% + Seminar participation: 5% + Seminar paper: 25% + Group research paper (1200 words): 25%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: EIU2110 or permission

Prohibitions: EIU3130

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