- About this minor
- This Minor is designed for STEM+ students wishing to prepare themselves to compete in an increasingly global and diverse job market. Students will learn practical cross cultural communication skills which are directly applicable in the workplace. Drawing on the expertise of linguistics, Indigenous studies and communication specialists, this Minor adds value to STEM degrees by empowering students to navigate the language-saturated world through an understanding of how language influences behaviour across cultures. Students also develop confidence to apply their STEM skills by developing their capacity to participate in the world of mass communication. For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors): in order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
- Students are able to (1) recognise cultural practices that are important for communication; refine generic skills such as understanding self and others, understanding of communication in general
; (2) Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between language and social life; Identify behaviours that are influenced by linguistic practices in a cross cultural context; (3) have the capacity to craft influential media messages based on an understanding of the contemporary media landscape; and (4) apply knowledge of Indigenous culture and heritage in the workplace.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
Take all units (24 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unit name||Unit requirements|
|S2||INDG1160||Boodjar Moort Katitjin: Introduction to Indigenous Heritage and Knowledge||None|
|S1||LING1001||Language and Communication||
|S2||LING2008||How Language Shapes Society||