• Code ENVS8048
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Resource Management and Environmental Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Albert Van Dijk
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    First Semester 2014
    Autumn Session 2014
    Winter Session 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    Spring Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course allows a special topic of study for individuals or small groups of students who wish to gain particular or additional knowledge in a topic in environment and society not covered in other courses taught in the School or elsewhere in the University. Depending on the topic, students may be required to develop a guided reading program, and/or to take part in selected lectures, workshops, tutorials, seminars, discussion groups, field trips and other activities.

 

From 2014 this course will be available as a variable unit course 6 - 12 units.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Pursue guided investigation of  a topic relevant to the environment, analyse and synthesise relevant knowledge, and communicate that learning in seminar and written formats. (LO1)

Other Information

Students who wish to enrol into this course in a non-standard session but cannot see the relevant enrolment term on ISIS should contact the Fenner School at the following email address:

Helen.Lawley@anu.edu.au


Indicative Assessment

The nature and weightings of assessment items will be customised in negotiation with each student.

For students enrolled in the 6 unit course assessment is based on:

• Development and presentation of a learning plan (LO 1)

• Presentation of one or more short seminars (LO 1)

• A summary paper or papers of 5000 words in total (LO 1)

 

For students enrolled in the 12 unit course assessment is based on:

• Development and presentation of a learning plan (LO 1)

• Presentation of two or more short seminars (LO 1)

• A summary paper or papers of 10,000 words in total (LO 1)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Students enrolled in the 6 unit course are expected to devote at least ten hours a week to guided readings and/ or attending selected lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, and supporting work.

 

Students enrolled in the 12 unit course are expected to devote at least 20 hours per week to guided readings and/or attending selected lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, and supporting work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Fenner School of Environment and Society to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $275 per unit
2004 $343 per unit
2005 $420 per unit
2006 $420 per unit
2007 $420 per unit
2008 $463 per unit
2009 $486 per unit
2010 $463 per unit
2011 $468 per unit
2012 $491 per unit
2013 $468 per unit
2014 $491 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $601 per unit
2004 $603 per unit
2005 $603 per unit
2006 $575 per unit
2007 $603 per unit
2008 $575 per unit
2009 $575 per unit
2010 $625 per unit
2011 $597 per unit
2012 $626 per unit
2013 $626 per unit
2014 $627 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1404 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3620 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4354 01 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2014 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5368 01 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Sep 2014 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7604 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8350 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2014 In Person

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