• Code ENVS8048
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Resource Management and Environmental Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr David Freudenberger
    • Prof Albert Van Dijk
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
    First Semester 2017
    Autumn Session 2017
    Winter Session 2017
    Second Semester 2017
    Spring Session 2017
    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.

 

From 2014 this course will be available as a variable unit course 6 - 12 units.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Pursue guided investigation of  a topic relevant to the environment, analyse and synthesise relevant knowledge, and communicate that learning in seminar and written formats. (LO1)

Other Information

Students who wish to enrol into this course in a non-standard session but cannot see the relevant enrolment term on ISIS should contact the Fenner School at the following email address:

Helen.Lawley@anu.edu.au


Indicative Assessment

The nature and weightings of assessment items will be customised in negotiation with each student.

For students enrolled in the 6 unit course assessment is based on:

• Development and presentation of a learning plan (LO 1)

• Presentation of one or more short seminars (LO 1)

• A summary paper or papers of 5000 words in total (LO 1)

 

For students enrolled in the 12 unit course assessment is based on:

• Development and presentation of a learning plan (LO 1)

• Presentation of two or more short seminars (LO 1)

• A summary paper or papers of 10,000 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 enrolled in the 6 unit course are expected to devote at least 12 hours a week to guided readings and/ or attending selected lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, and supporting work.

 

Students enrolled in the 12 unit course are expected to devote at least 21 hours per 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.

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 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 $610 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $813 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

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1534 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 In Person
1628 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
3612 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person
3985 20 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
5484 01 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2017 In Person
5591 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
6528 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 In Person
6635 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
8597 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person
9019 24 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
9471 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person
9558 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person

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