• Code ASIA3006
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Janelle Stevenson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ASIA6506
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
    Second Semester 2017
    See Future Offerings

The aim is to give high-achieving students completing an Asia and Pacific Studies degree an opportunity to apply in a work environment the knowledge and skills they have acquired. This involves placement with an approved professional organisation in Australia or the Asia-Pacific. The student will undertake an agreed project or duties that will provide experience in extending their linguistic and cultural competence while learning about the operations of the organisation itself. During the placement the student will receive advice and direction from a designated supervisor within the organisation and a supervisor from the School. Details of the project to be undertaken will be agreed by the supervisors in consultation with the student.

Due to the time needed to negotiate placements, students are advised to approach the course coordinator with expressions of interest at least three months before the possible placement. Placements are subject to availability and to security assessment.

Learning Outcomes

Due to the individual nature of this course it is not possible to provide an exclusive list of learning outcomes. However, the following is an indicative list of possible outcomes. it is expected that on successful completion of this course students should be able to:
1. identify issues of interest in the field under consideration;
2. discuss these issues coherently and persuasively;
3. assess arguments made in the field;
4. explain the complex attitudes people have to these issues;
5. analyse and compare relevant data;
6. collaborate with other students and staff to select and combine materials for a case study;
7. research, present and justify the results of their collaboration with other students and staff with respect to the case studies;
8. reflect on and articulate how their own views on the field have developed over the course of the semester

Other Information

Students wanting to undertake an assignment should consult with the Coordinator no less than three months in advance.
NB. Placements will be subject to availability.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment for a 6 unit placement will be based on:

(i) a learning journal (totalling 2,000 words) kept by the student reflecting on tasks undertaken, the organisation and the knowledge and skills acquired, and an overall evaluation of the placement (30%);

(ii) a 4,000 word research essay based on the work they carry out in the placement (50%)

(iii) a report on the student's performance by the organisational supervisor during the placement (20%).

Assessment for a 12 unit placement will be based on:

(i) a learning journal (totaling 4,000 words) kept by the student reflecting on tasks undertaken, the organisation and the knowledge and skills acquired, and an overall evaluation of the placement (30%);

(ii) a 4,000 word research essay based on the work they carry out in the placement (30%)

(iii) a 3,000 word critical review of the literature related to the discipline of the placement (30%)

(iv) a report on the student's performance by the organisational supervisor during the placement (10%).

The assessment for placements where the working language is not English will all be in the target language.

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Workload

Six to ten weeks placement in an approved professional organisation. Systematic and frequent journal entries, and regular correspondence with the course coordinator. Attendance at on-campus pre-departure briefing sessions (the number of which will vary depending on the placement and the needs of the student). Attendance at one post-placement debriefing session.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with ASIA6506

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Majors

Minors

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 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
2017 $476 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $680 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

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5017 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
10092 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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