Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 - 2016

Unit summary

ABY11

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit is taught under the ongoing supervision of Yolngu elders and educators and will be offered subject to their approval. You will explore: Introduction to the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land - their land, histories and languages; Introduction to the sounds, spelling and pronunciation of Yolngu languages; Introduction to Yolngu kinship; Introduction to the grammar of Yolngu languages with special emphasis on Dhuwala languages; and Introduction to key concepts of Yolngu life.

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

  1. describe aspects of Yolngu people life, their languages and history
  2. develop a beginning understanding of key concepts of Yolngu life
  3. develop a basic understanding of the Yolngu and gurrutu (kinship) systems
  4. develop a basic knowledge of the sounds, spelling and pronunciation of the Yolngu languages
  5. develop a basic understanding of grammar.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 (20%)
  • Assignment 4 (20%)
  • Assignment 5 (20%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Key concepts from Yolngu life
2Yolngu kinship
3Pronunciation of Yolngu languages
4Spelling Yolngu languages
5Yolngu towns and homelands
6Other topics include: Yolngu ancestors, crafts, foods, housing, Macassans, missionaries,
7Every week students will be expected to learn new vocabulary

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Yolngu Languages & Culture Gupapuynu Study Pack

    By:N/A

    ISBN: 9781921576201

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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