Course Title: Language and Culture Project (Capstone course)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Language and Culture Project (Capstone course)

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Coordinator: Jacob Heinrich

Course Coordinator Phone: ​​​​​​​​​​(84-28) 3776 1300

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 1.5.33

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

As this is the capstone course in the Bachelor of Languages, you should have completed all of your discipline specific courses as following:

Major in Translating and Interpreting: LANG1314 - Theoretical bases of translating and interpreting; LANG1302 - Discourse Studies for translators and Interpreters; LANG1305 - Translation and Technology; LANG1303 - Ethics and Professional Issues in T&I; LANG1317 - Language and the Law: Forensic Linguistics; LANG1316 - Translating Practice and Principles; LANG1304 - Interpreting Practice and Principles

Major in Japanese: LANG1306 - Japanese 1; LANG1307- Japanese 2; LANG1308 - Japanese 3; LANG1309 - Japanese 4; LANG1310 - Japanese 5; LANG1311 - Japanese 6; LANG1313 - Japanese Language and Society


Course Description

This course provides opportunity to demonstrate learning accumulated throughout the program through design and delivery of a negotiated project where students participate in defining individualized learning objectives. The course provides students the opportunity to develop a bilingual, product, system or event while developing and finalizing their portfolios of work. You will work individually and collaboratively to research, develop and produce your final project. You will expand and enhance your cross cultural communicative skills and knowledge through engaging in problem based tasks that focus on language issues in a globalized context.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Critically discuss and apply theories and frameworks relevant to global language industry and practice.
  2. Apply advanced level skills in your area or areas of specialisation.
  3. Identify, evaluate and apply strategies and skills to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  4. Design and produce projects servicing a bilingual market at an advanced level.
  5. Critically reflect upon and apply feedback to your own and others’ work.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take the form of:

  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Project based learning
  • Class discussions
  • Minor field work

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through "myRMIT" if you are in Melbourne and via "RMIT online" if you are based in Vietnam.

The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards and handbooks, and web-based resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1:Project Strategy and Management Plan
Weighting (%): 20
this task assesses the following learning outcomes: CLO1, CLO2, CLO3

Assessment 2: Project Report (group)
Weighting (%): 30
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:

Assessment 3:Portfolio presentation (individual)
Weighting of final grade (%): 30
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:

Assessment 3: Reflective blog or essay
Weighting of final grade (%): 20
This task assesses the following learning outcomes: