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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Julie Bradshaw


This unit introduces students to a variety of issues in literacy. It looks at traditional and recent definitions of literacy and examines how the understanding of literacy has developed and changed from simple conceptualisations involving the ability to read and write to more socially and culturally situated views. The unit examines selected issues in literacy such as emergent literacy, intercultural variation of written language, critical literacy and technology enhanced literacy. It examines the notion of literacy "crisis" and its origins, dealing with the social, cultural and informational changes in the nature of language, literacy and communication.


Written Work (9,000 words in total): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Phuong Dzung Pho