EURA104-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

European Languages in Europe and Beyond

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 530 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Natalia Chaban


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes (6) 30% %5 each
Research report (2) 60% 30% each
Attendance and participation 10%


There is no single textbook for this course. The collection of selected readings will be available on LEARN or provided during lectures.

Course links

LEARN The full Course Outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* 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.

All EURA104 Occurrences

  • EURA104-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019