• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sverre Molland
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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The course aim is to give students a comprehensive understanding of the key issues in humanitarian action, and how they affect developing countries. The focus will be on both complex emergencies arising out of conflict, natural disasters, and resulting human rights and gender issues.

It will cover topics such as international, local and community humanitarian responses, and the key characteristics of each. The UN, International NGOs, local NGOs, bilateral and government agencies will be examined as key players. There will also be a special focus on the key role of the military .The course will consider several case studies with different social and cultural contexts from the Pacific, East Asia, and South Asia, and Africa. Contemporary case studies will be used as much as possible.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students who satisfy the requirements of this course will have the knowledge and skills:

  • to demonstrate a critical appreciation of the key concepts and approaches used by development scholars and practitioners who work in humanitarian interventions;
  • to engage in humanitarian work as development practitioners and understand the likely social and economic impacts of humanitarian policies and practices
  • to reflect critically on their own experiences of humanitarian interventions in the light of the concepts and methods introduced in this course.

Indicative Assessment

There will be three elements in the Assessment for this course:

Assessment 1: Four On-Line Forums: (20%) - this will be based on student contribution to the On-Line Forums

Assessment 2: Critical Review: Minor Essay 3000 words (20%).  A critical review of literature taken from one of the topics from weeks 1-5 of the course

Assessment 3: Major Essay, 5000 words, (50%), a discussion paper on an aspect of humanitarian interventions.

Assessment 4: Tutorial Participation (10%)

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

For a 12 credit point course, the total notional workload over the 15-week semester (including time spent in class for on-campus students (2 hours per week) , or listening to recorded lectures for online students); analysing the readings, participating in on-line forums, and writing assignments  is about 180 hours (approx. 12 hours per week). However, a student's personal workload will depend on individual factors such as prior knowledge, existing skills, and learning style.

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:
1
Unit value:
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
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3084
2004 $3852
2005 $4572
2006 $4572
2007 $4572
2008 $4572
2009 $4572
2010 $4716
2011 $4848
2012 $4944
2013 $4944
2014 $4956
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $7236
2004 $7236
2005 $7236
2006 $7236
2007 $7236
2008 $7236
2009 $7236
2010 $7500
2011 $7512
2012 $7512
2013 $7512
2014 $7524
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6041 28 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 07 Nov 2014 In Person N/A

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