Special Project in Yolngu Language and Culture - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Project - Annotated Translation Project (85%) , Proposal - Translation Proposal (15%)

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit provides an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and skills in a language-based unit to an area of specific language interest and apply their knowledge and skills to the processes of negotiating with knowledge holders to develop an appropriate and respectful translation. Students are appointed a supervisor to oversee the in-depth process of developing a topic and negotiating that topic and the translation with the right knowledge holders determined in consultation with staff from the School.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain and apply their understanding of a particular topic or area of interest in relation to their current language studies through translation
  2. apply an understanding of the protocols involved in the process of negotiating and translating knowledge and information from one Australian Indigenous language into another language or vice versa
  3. critically examine the ways in which knowledge and the representation of knowledge is changed through translation processes
  4. apply skills in research techniques, planning a translation project and in writing a translation where this is appropriate.
  • Project — Annotated Translation Project (85%)
  • Proposal — Translation Proposal (15%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

You must be familiar with at least one Yolngu language before starting this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1A student will chose their own topic and work with texts based on that topic

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This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
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