AIX300 - Popular Culture and Society in Languages

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Ramon Lopez Castellano
Cohort rule:

Students from Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish who have successfully completed the relevant third year prerequisite units


Students must complete one unit from AIF342, ALS350, AIB352, AIC382 or approval of unit chair.

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week (a one hour ‘break out’ online seminar group for each language cohort, with an academic from Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Spanish)


This unit will advance students’ knowledge of their chosen target language by engaging with authentic, contemporary texts which may include films, literature, speeches, songs and other media as cultural products. Students will engage in analysis of cultural perspectives and identity that may include social, political, religious, economic, historical, regional and global issues important to the respective society and the intended audience of the texts.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Evaluate information in the target language to identify cultural features.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2 Critically evaluate key cultural aspects of a society related to the target language.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3 Convey key ideas through communicatively effective production of the target language.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Written Tasks 1000 words

(3 x 350 words)

25% Ongoing
Assessment 2 - Oral Presentation 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Week 10
Assessment 3 - Essay 1000 words in the target language  (equivalent to 2000 words in English) 50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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