• Offered by ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Arts
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Boyd Hunter
  • 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

The Advanced Studies courses are taken under the direction of the supervisor, but may involve teaching and learning from a wide variety of sources, including other ANU Colleges/Schools/Centres. In each case, the experience of the student will be oriented towards the development of a research career. Advanced Studies courses can be counted towards a major, with the permission of the discipline concerned and of the PhB Convenor.

There are two main ways in which Advanced Studies courses may be negotiated:

An individualised tailor-made course:

  • Under the guidance of the supervisor, the student may arrange for a Reading Course in which to pursue a particular topic in more detail. The Reading Course may be run by the supervisor, or by another member of academic staff working in an area of particular relevance to the student's interests. If the course is run by someone other than the supervisor, that person is known as the 'course convenor'.
  • Alternatively, the student may want to focus on a mini-project. Once again the student would negotiate an appropriate program under the guidance of the supervisor and, once again, such a program may be run by someone other than the supervisor: the course convenor
  • Undertaking an internship. Again, this would be negotiated under the guidance of the supervisor.

OR, an extension of an existing course: 

  • With the agreement of the supervisor, the student may do additional work in a course already offered, and classify it as an Advanced Studies course. Such a decision would take into account the student's interests and academic direction. The supervisor, course convenor and student would together decide on an appropriate theme that would be the focus of the student's work throughout the semester  and this theme would result in a major project.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. formulate a coherent program of study in consultation with an academic
  2. identify a series of questions and problems in a particular field of study and devise a plan for dealing with them
  3. analyse the major contributions to a particular field of study
  4. evaluate the significant debates, problems and controversies in a particular field of study
  5. locate and interpret a body of sources relevant to the field of study

Indicative Assessment

  1. Learning Plan (Questions and problems/reading list/assessment plan) due by the end of week 3 – 1000 words (excluding reading list) – 10% - (LOs 1 and 2)
  2. Assessment exercises negotiated between student and supervisor/course convenor and approved by the PhB Convenor – total 4000 words - 90% - (LOs 2, 3, 4, and 5)

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Workload

10 hours per week for 13 weeks.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (APHAR) or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (APNAR). Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

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 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

Course Fees:

Domestic fee paying students

Year Fee
2016 $2718

International fee paying students

Year Fee
2016 $3876
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
1498 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
2222 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
5440 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
6468 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
7193 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
9437 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1454 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2189 13 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5416 01 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2017 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6433 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7164 17 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9414 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1454 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2189 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5416 01 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6433 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7164 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9414 01 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018 In Person

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