Graduate Diploma in Linguistics
NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the postgraduate handbook change register for details.
Course code: 3768 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipLing ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
This program offers an opportunity for students who already have a bachelors degree without a linguistics major to complete an undergraduate major in order to qualify for entry into the honours program in linguistics.
Students completing this course will have: 1. an understanding of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. developed sound analytical skills; 7. developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.
The course consists of 48 points. Students will normally complete eight 6-point units conforming to the requirement of the linguistics major (below). Students with some background in linguistics may undertake a combination of 6-point and 12-point (level 4) units in consultation with the course coordinator.
A linguistics major must normally include the two core introductory units (6 points each) and at least one unit from each of the four groups listed*, with a minimum of 18 points being completed at level three or level 4.
*Additional units to make up a total of 48 points can be selected from groups 1-4 or the honours electives.
Core introductory units
Group 1: Structure
Group 2: Sound and meaning
Group 3: Language and society
Group 4: Applications
Alternative electives may be approved on an individual basis.
There are no alternative exit points from this course.
For further study options please contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics or visit http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/prospective/course/postgraduate
Professor Kate Burridge