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Units in Yolŋu Languages and Culture

Below you can find more information about Yolŋu Studies units for undergraduate and postgraduate level.

UNDERGRADUATES 

CAS110 and ABY11 - Introduction to Yolŋu Languages and Culture (10 credit points)

An introduction to the languages and cultures of the Yolŋu peoples with a focus on Gupapuyŋu in the learning
of basic pronunciation, spelling, kinship and grammar.

This unit is available for both study on-campus (Semester 1 & 2 2017) and study online (Semester 1 & 2 2017).

The unit is available:

  • through CDU - CAS110
  • through OUA - ABY11.

Text required:
-Yolŋu Languages and Culture - Gupapuyŋu: Study pack. CDU Online Bookshop
-Gupapuyŋu verbs and other words (optional) CDU Online Bookshop

For further information about this unit click here: CAS110


CAS111 and ABY21 - Yolŋu Languages and Culture 2 (10 credit points)

Continuing the study of Gupapuyŋu, students cover grammar in detail and work on developing skills in the translation
of short texts in a number of Yolŋu languages.

This unit is available for both study on-campus (Semester 1 & 2 2017) and study online (Semester 1 & 2 2017).

The unit is available:

  • through CDU - CAS111 (prerequisite CAS110)
  • through OUA - ABY21 (prerequisite ABY11)

Text required: Grammar Lessons in Gupapuyŋu, B Lowe. CDU Online Bookshop

For further information about this unit click here: CAS111


CAS205 - Yolŋu Life and Literature (10 credit points)

Learning from Yolŋu speakers and writers about issues in Yolŋu philosophy, history and science. The Yolŋu lecturer
along with guest speakers, will work through texts by Yolŋu writers in Yolŋu languages and English. Students will have
some say over the direction of their research. This unit is available online by special arrangement. It can also be studied
in the context of the annual Garma Festival, held at Guḻkuḻa in East Arnhem Land.

This unit is available for both study on-campus (Semester 1 & 2 2017) and study online (Semester 1 & 2 2017).

The unit is available:

  • through CDU only - CAS205 (prerequisite CAS110 & CAS111)

For further information about this unit click here: CAS205


CAS206 - Yolŋu Matha Conversation (10 credit points)

This unit focuses on the development of conversational skills in a Yolŋu language. Students use the vocabulary, grammar
and kinship terms covered in CAS110 to develop oral fluency in a Dhuwal or a Dhuwala language. (Other Yolŋu languages
may also be available). You must have a thoroughly known vocabulary of 150 words and work on vocab development
throughout this unit.

This unit is available for both study on-campus and online (via skype) in both Semester 1 & 2 2017.

The unit is available:

  • through CDU only - CAS206 (prerequisite CAS110)

For further information about this unit click here: CAS206


CAS305 - Yolŋu Texts and Conversation (10 credit points)

Working with Yolŋu texts in a variety of genres including their own writing, students tell stories, make presentations and
develop conversational ability in Dhuwal, Dhuwala or another Yolŋu language.

This unit is available for both study on-campus and online in both Semester 1 & 2 2016.

The unit is available:

  • through CDU only - CAS305 (prerequisite CAS110)

For further information about this unit click here: CAS305


INL390 and ABY35 - Indigenous Language Project (10 credit points)

Students negotiate with their lecturers and Yolŋu intellectual property owners a research project which may involve some
research and translation of Yolŋu texts in an agreed research area as well as the negotiation, elicitation, transcription and
translation of new texts. Presentations of research findings will be made to the intellectual property owners and the Yolŋu community.

This unit is available internally, externally and online subject to negotiation with the unit coordinator and Yolŋu lecturers.

The unit is available :

  • through CDU - CAS311 (prerequisite CAS110 & CAS111)
  • through OUA - ABY35 (prerequisite ABY11 & ABY21).

For further information about this unit click here: INL390



POSTGRADUATES (Graduate Certificate in Yolŋu Studies)
CAS501 - Yolŋu Languages and Culture 1 (10 credit points)

An introduction to the languages and cultures of the Yolŋu peoples with a focus on Gupapuyŋu in the learning
of basic pronunciation, spelling, kinship and grammar.

This unit is available for both study on-campus (Semester 1 & 2 2017) and study online (Semester 1 & 2 2017).

The unit is available:

  • through CDU only - CAS501

Text required:
-Yolŋu Languages and Culture - Gupapuyŋ Study pack CDU Online Bookshop
-Gupapuyŋu verbs and other words (optional) CDU Online Bookshop

For further information about this unit click here: CAS501


CAS502 - Yolŋu Languages and Culture 2 (10 credit points)

Continuing the study of Gupapuyŋu, students cover grammar in detail and work on developing skills in the translation
of short texts in a number of Yolŋu languages.

This unit is available for both study on-campus (Semester 1 & 2 2017) and study online (Semester 1 & 2 2017).

The unit is available:

  • through CDU only - CAS502 (prerequisite CAS501)

Text required: Grammar Lessons in Gupapuyŋu, B Lowe.  CDU Online Bookshop

For further information about this unit click here: CAS502


CAS511 - Yolŋu Literature (10 credit points)

Learning from Yolŋu speakers and writers about issues in Yolŋu philosophy, history and science. The Yolŋu lecturer
along with guest speakers, will work through texts by Yolŋu writers in Yolŋu languages and English. Students will have
some say over the direction of their research. This unit is available online by special arrangement. It can also be studied
in the context of the annual Garma Festival, held at Guḻkuḻa in East Arnhemland.

This unit is available for both study on-campus (Semester 1 & 2 2017) and study online (Semester 1 & 2 2017).

The unit is available:

  • through CDU only - CAS511 (prerequisite CAS501 & CAS502)

For further information about this unit click here: CAS511


CAS521 - Yolŋu Conversation 1 (10 credit points)

This unit focuses on the development of conversational skills in a Yolŋu language. Students use the vocabulary, grammar
and kinship terms covered in CAS431 to develop oral fluency in a Dhuwal or a Dhuwala language. (Other Yolŋu languages
may also be available). You must have a thoroughly known vocabulary of 150 words and work on vocab development
throughout this unit.

This unit is available for both study on-campus and online (via skype) in both Semester 1 & 2 2017.

The unit is available:

  • through CDU only  - CAS521 (prerequisite CAS501)

For further information about this unit click here: CAS521


CAS522 - Yolŋu Conversation 2 (10 credit points)

Working with Yolŋu texts in a variety of genres including their own writing, students tell stories, make presentations and
develop conversational ability in Dhuwal, Dhuwala or another Yolŋu language.

This unit is available for both study on-campus and online (via skype) in both Semester 1 & 2 2017.

The unit is available:

  • through CDU only - CAS522 (prerequisite CAS501)

For further information about this unit click here: CAS522


CAS512 - Indigenous Language Project (10 credit points)

Students negotiate with their lecturers and Yolŋu intellectual property owners a research project which may involve some
research and translation of Yolŋu texts in an agreed research area as well as the negotiation, elicitation, transcription and
translation of new texts. Presentations of research findings will be made to the intellectual property owners and the Yolŋu community.

This unit is available internally, externally and online subject to negotiation with the unit coordinator and Yolŋu lecturers.

The unit is available :

  • through CDU only - CAS512 (prerequisite CAS501 & CAS502)

For further information about this unit click here: CAS512