Deafness and Communication

Deafness and Communication

With a focus on visual communication and Auslan, the language of the Australian signing deaf community, you will explore issues related to deafness and communication from a wide range of perspectives including social, cultural and technological.

For more information contact track coordinator: Ms Sharon Klieve sharon.klieve@unimelb.edu.au

Analysing Professional Communication Sem 1 Sem 2 Level 2

Availability: Not available in 2018
Contact hours: 2 hour lecture and 1 hour workshop per week
Level: 2

Explore how people use talk at work to get things done and learn the rules of effective communication in workplaces: how we explain what we mean to students, clients, patients or audiences while trying to avoid uncertainty, misunderstanding or offending others.

You will study interactions in education, medicine, law, counselling and journalism and understand how it is that people manage professional conversations.

For more information see the Handbook.

Deafness and Communication Sem 2 Level 2

Availability: Semester 2
Contact hours: 1 hour lecture and 2 hour seminar per week
Level: 2

Investigate the impact of deafness on communication, literacy, social development, access and equity, and consider how technology impacts the lives of deaf people.

You will explore the impact of technology for people with a hearing loss, be introduced to Auslan and Deaf culture, and learn about some of the causes of deafness.

For more information see the Handbook.

Auslan and Visual Communication July intensive Level 2

Availability: July intensive
Contact hours: 1 hour lecture and 5 hours of seminars each day
Level: 2

Explore visual communication and be introduced to Auslan, the language of the Australian signing Deaf community.

You will delve into the social and cultural aspects of Auslan and develop skills in communicating using this visual language. Learn about the unique linguistics of signed languages and be guided in your study by fluent users of Auslan from the Deaf community.

For more information see the Handbook.