• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Museum and Collection
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Studies, History More...
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sharon Peoples
  • Mode of delivery Online or 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

Students enrolled in the Museums and Collections sub-plan of the Liberal Arts program may seek the approval of the program coordinator to undertake an independent research project. The aim of the project is to allow students to apply the conceptual and methodological skills they have developed in the program to a particular research question, issue, or case study gained from professional or first-hand experience. Projects will be designed in conjunction with and supervised closely by appropriate experts.

Learning Outcomes

Course aims:

On completing this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. demonstrate independent thought and the ability to identify and construct a coherent research question.

2. synthesise and articulate key concepts in the various disciplines that contribute to the field of museum studies, and demonstrate effective interdisciplinary thinking.

3. apply methodological, conceptual and analytic tools to advanced level research into museums, collections, or a related field.

4. conduct data-collection, analysis, and verbal and written presentation at the standard of a postgraduate degree.

5. model best practice and have a commitment to ethical, reflective practice in regard to work and analysis in the relevant field of enquiry.

Learning outcomes:

Student skills objectives will be consistent with and contribute to the student skills objectives of the Liberal Arts program and will aims to develop:

1.     skills in written and verbal expression for a variety of relevant academic and / or professional purposes.

2.     skills in interdisciplinary thinking and the ability to apply theoretical ideas to case studies developed from personal observation.

3.     skills required for humanities research and museum work. This includes data-collection, analysis, and verbal and written presentation at the standard of a postgraduate degree.

Other Information

This course is available both as a face-to-face course for students based in Canberra and also as a distance (fully online) course for external students. The online course materials will be available through http://wattlecourses.anu.edu.au/

 

Please contact the course convenor in advance if you intend to take this course as an online unit.

Indicative Assessment

5000-6000 words of written assessment or project-based work. The nature of the inquiry will be established at the commencement of the teaching period through a written proposal that will be developed in consultation between the student and supervising lecturer and then submitted to the program coordinator for formal approval.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Museums and Collections

Specialisations

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 1
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 $3054
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
On Campus
1394 01 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person
Online
1839 01 Jan 2016 TBA TBA 31 Mar 2016 Online

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
On Campus
3047 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person
Online
4840 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 Online

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
On Campus
5462 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person
Online
5747 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 Online

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
On Campus
6364 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person
Online
6841 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 Online

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
On Campus
8006 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person
Online
9852 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 Online

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
On Campus
9362 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person
Online
9685 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 Online

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