• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Forestry, Geography, Human Ecology, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science More...
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Janette Lindesay
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
    First Semester 2016
    Autumn Session 2016
    Winter Session 2016
    Second Semester 2016
    Spring Session 2016
    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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. pursue guided investigation of of a topic relevant to the environment, synthesise relevant knowledge, and communicate that learning in seminar and written formats.

Other Information

Admission to this course is at the discretion of the Associate Director Education, Fenner School, subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor. Requires Credit or above average performance in 2000 and 3000 level courses.

Indicative Assessment

The nature and weightings of assessment items will be customised in negotiation with each student, but will be based on:

  • Development and presentation of a learning plan (LO 1)
  • Presentation of one or more short seminars (LO1)
  • A summary paper or papers of 5000 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 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.

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.

Assumed Knowledge

ENVS1003 or equivalent; ENVS2014 or equivalent for social sciences topics; ENVS2009 or equivalent for environmental sciences topics

Areas of Interest

  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Human Ecology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability
  • Resource Management and Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Policy Studies

Majors

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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
1330 01 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2935 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5310 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6318 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7894 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9307 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person

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