i received most of my study material two weeks ago, but i’ve been somewhat slack in getting underway with it, largely owing to busyness with work (and work-avoidance behaviour such as that in which i’m presently engaging…)
Here’s a rundown of my subjects this year:
- Language in a changing world II (historical sociolinguistics): considers that language is not static; it changes over time. Changes in language impact the world around us, and changes in the world around us impact language.
- Approaches in linguistics III: presents methods for linguistic analysis from cognitive and corpus linguistics.
- Translation and editing techniques III: introduces the tasks and tools of translator and editor.
- Language planning and linguistic description III: introduces language planning and development policy in a multilingual society such as South Africa.
- Learning and teaching an additional language III: addresses learning theories and factors that impact on learning an additional language.
- Text structure and function III (text linguistics and discourse analysis): how written and spoken communication fits together in a coherent whole.
- Social psychology III: how and why individuals think and behave as they do in social situations.
- Psychological research III: research methods in psychology.
- Abnormal behaviour and mental health III: psychopathology, its causes, assessment, and treatment.
It’ll be quite a busy year, but i’m amped that it’ll bring this degree to a conclusion.