Course Title: Greek 5
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Greek 5
Credit Points: 12
365H Global, Urban and Social Studies
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Sem 1 2017
Course Coordinator: Kerry Mullan
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2264
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.34
Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course Greek 4 before you commence this course.
You may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge to enrol in Greek 5 or a higher level Greek course. Greek 5 may be suitable for you if you have successfully completed Year 12 Greek at VCE level or equivalent. If uncertain, before you start this course contact the Course Coordinator to determine the appropriate level of Greek study for you.
It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c
This course is the fifth of six consecutive courses in Greek offered at RMIT University.
The course will build on your existing knowledge of the Greek language and culture by engaging with film and multimedia and by examining a range of topical social issues. Through the analysis of a wide range of authentic materials (interviews, newspaper articles, songs) which discuss these themes, you will be given the opportunity to reflect on some social issues in contemporary Greece, and to apply these to the Australian context.
All classes will be delivered in Greek, and emphasis will be placed on the development of oral fluency and aural competency, as well as your written ability in the Greek language.
You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning and to build on your knowledge to a level where learning can continue in further study or self-directed learning. The course will equip you with further knowledge for cross-cultural situations within the framework of language and associated non-verbal communication.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Communicate effectively in both oral and written Greek on familiar topics in most social and vocational contexts
• Reflect on and begin to use a variety of registers in the Greek language appropriately in a range of familiar contexts
• Evaluate and debate some topical social issues in contemporary Greek culture (e.g. the question of Greek identity), in Greek
• Discuss a range of authentic spoken and written materials in Greek, including film and multimedia
• Use the language learning strategies you have acquired, and demonstrate independent learning
• Debate areas of cultural values and norms in Greek speaking countries and contrast them with the Australian context
If undertaking this course as a postgraduate student you will be required to demonstrate higher capacity for application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the relationships between culture and language, and cross-cultural communication.
Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• Communicate effectively in Greek in a range of forms and in different international and cross-cultural contexts, using appropriate modes of communication including electronic, written, graphic, oral and aural forms
• Reflect on the role of culture in communication, and apply this knowledge in a range of cross-cultural interactions
• Access and critically examine a range of resources (including text and electronic) to further your learning in Greek
• Effectively manage your own learning, developing skills in lifelong learning of languages and cross-cultural communication
Overview of Learning Activities
A variety of structured in class exercises provide opportunities to develop your skills, with emphasis placed on communicative skill building, guided and natural conversations, and hypothetical situations.
Multimedia teaching and learning resources, and readings relating to sociolinguistics and cross-cultural communication issues will be introduced and discussed. Various role-plays, exercises and games are employed to expose potential difficulties which may arise in cross-cultural communication.
You will be expected to participate actively in many pair and group activities and to use only Greek. Therefore, regular class attendance is important to support your learning.
Overview of Learning Resources
You may need to purchase a prescribed text and a recommended language dictionary. Multimedia teaching and learning resources and tools will also be used, and made available through MyRMIT Studies.
Overview of Assessment
You will be required to submit a range of assessments throughout the semester to demonstrate how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and capabilities. Assessment tasks may involve working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example, in-class tests, essays, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc).
You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from your lecturers and/or peers on your assessment tasks.
Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or expanded assessment task.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf
If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact your Program Director or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.