• Code ENVS2017
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Geography, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies More...

The course introduces students to contemporary Southeast Asia by focusing on case studies from central Vietnam.  The emphasis is on integrating formal learning with first hand experience.  The in-country work will include fieldtrips, village stay, language training, as well as formal classes given by staff from ANU and staff from the University of Da Nang. The course focuses on understanding the complex relationships between development and the environment issues.  Students will have the opportunity to case studies such as the changing nature of village/rural lives, the relationship between the modern and traditional sectors, rural-urban migration and livelihood issues and the social and environmental impacts of tourism. The focus is on the impact of contemporary change on the environment, culture, family structure etc. and on specific groups such as villagers, migrants, farmers and women.

For more details and pre course reading see http://fennerschool-people.anu.edu.au/richard_baker/ENVS2017/index.htm

Other Information

Biennial course.  Not offered in 2014.  In alternate years when ENVS2017 is not running, ANTH3014 (a closely related course) runs in its place (NB:  Students cannot do both courses).

To enrol in this course you must have completed 24 units towards a degree.

Indicative Assessment

  • Pre-trip learning goal statement that will be placed on the course webpage as a resource for fellow students (5%)
  • Group project to be presented at the end of the field course (40%)
  • Reflective learning portfolio due one week after the field-course finishes (55%).  The portfolio will include responses to questions posed by staff during the trip and analysis of set reading and fieldwork tasks.  As well as the above-mentioned assessment students enrolled in the 12 unit option will be required to complete a research project before the field course starts and give a seminar on this research at the beginning and end of the field trip.  

Note: The cost of the field trip will be charged directly to students.

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Summer session (Two days of pre-trip seminars November 3-4, 2012 at ANU, followed by in-country course 23 January - February 9th 2013.  Note that the running of the course is subject to DFAT Travel Advice.  Open to any first year and later year students.

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.

Areas of Interest

  • Geography
  • Resource Management and Environmental Science
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Policy Studies





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:
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.

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 Description
1994-2003 $275 per unit
2014 $491 per unit
2013 $491 per unit
2012 $491 per unit
2011 $491 per unit
2010 $486 per unit
2009 $486 per unit
2008 $486 per unit
2007 $420 per unit
2006 $420 per unit
2005 $383 per unit
2004 $321 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $565 per unit
2014 $627 per unit
2013 $626 per unit
2012 $626 per unit
2011 $626 per unit
2010 $625 per unit
2009 $603 per unit
2008 $603 per unit
2007 $603 per unit
2006 $603 per unit
2005 $575 per unit
2004 $575 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1670 04 Jan 2015 03 Jan 2015 09 Jan 2015 26 Jan 2015 In Person N/A

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