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This is a one semester course for students undertaking a first year course in European languages or European studies, and is open to all undergraduates irrespective of their discipline. It covers a range of topics relating to the languages of Europe: how they developed and spread as a group of languages, as isolates, or the way in which (inter) national languages of Europe developed. The course also looks at the place languages take in the European Union, and how the construction of Europe insists on protecting language diversity. No knowledge of languages other than English is needed to take this course.
At the end of this course, students will have developed: A preliminary grasp of the history and development of Romance, Germanic, Slavic languages and some linguistic isolates. Basic knowledge of key concepts and vocabulary for the understanding of European languages such as linguistic families, linguistic isolates, language planning, standardisation, linguistic diversity. A basic awareness of European languages, European national languages and linguistic diversity in the context of the EU. Sound writing skills in both formulation and expression of an argument.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
LING104, EULC104, EURO104
Students must attend one activity from each section.
and Kevin Watson
There is no single textbook for this course. The collection of selected readings will be available on LEARN or provided during lectures.
The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences.