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Australian National University

  • Code ARTS2101
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Offered by ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2015
    First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    Spring Session 2015
    Summer Session 2015
    Winter Session 2015
  • Course subject Arts
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Elisabeth Findlay

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.

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 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 Commencing Fee
2015 $2604

International fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
2015 $3576

Terms

Summer Session, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1521 01 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2015

First Semester, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1249 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015

Autumn Session, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1463 01 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 30 Jun 2015

Winter Session, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1491 01 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 30 Sep 2015

Second Semester, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1223 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015

Spring Session, 2015

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date
1456 01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 31 Dec 2015

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