Language and Communication

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Language and Communication

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Linguistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Explores aspects of language and communication involved in the negotiation of meaning between people of various speech communities employing a variety of media. Breakdowns in communication are discussed in the light of current theories of communicative competence. Introduces issues of language variation, standard dialect and the way in which these impact on language planning and policy. Emphasises cross and intercultural communication, discussing relevant theories and ways in which such communication can be negotiated.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.