• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Hendriks
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    First Semester 2014
    Autumn Session 2014
    Winter Session 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    Spring Session 2014
    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

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

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.

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

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

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. 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:
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
1994-2003 $194 per unit
2004 $321 per unit
2005 $365 per unit
2006 $365 per unit
2007 $381 per unit
2008 $381 per unit
2009 $381 per unit
2010 $393 per unit
2011 $404 per unit
2012 $412 per unit
2013 $412 per unit
2014 $413 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $429 per unit
2004 $486 per unit
2005 $539 per unit
2006 $540 per unit
2007 $540 per unit
2008 $540 per unit
2009 $540 per unit
2010 $540 per unit
2011 $540 per unit
2012 $540 per unit
2013 $540 per unit
2014 $541 per unit
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1639 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4233 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4547 01 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2014 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5572 01 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Sep 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8128 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8532 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2014 In Person N/A

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