• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Lesley Potter
    • Dr Patrick Kilby
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
    First Semester 2015
    Autumn Session 2015
    Winter Session 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    Spring Session 2015
    See Future Offerings

This course gives students the opportunity to undertake detailed study of the literature describing contemporary development issues and practices, such as micro-credit, participatory land-use planning, enterprise development, community health programs, and gender practice. In collaboration with the Course Convenor, students individually choose one key issue of interest to them and focus on a sustained period of desk-based research into the relevant literature. (There is no expectation of field work for this course, and this would generally not be encouraged.) A supervisor with knowledge or experience in the relevant field of study will be nominated, with whom the student is expected to schedule regular contact for advice and support.

The course requires the student to:

  • identify a topic and scope the research task (agreeing a set of interim tasks), including the preparation of key questions to be addressed;
  • review any theoretical literature related to the topic as well as documented case studies where appropriate;
  • prepare a series of short notes (covering the sub-themes or topics hat will comprise the final paper) to discuss with the supervisor during regular meetings;
  • prepare a short seminar presentation if appropriate; and
  • produce a research paper (5,000 words).

Learning Outcomes

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

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

1. scope, plan, implement and report on a limited desk-based research task with minimal direction; and

2. demonstrate critical appreciation of a particular development issue.

Indicative Assessment

Online Progress Diary which tracks the planning and design of the research LO1 (25%), research article, which demonstrates successful implementation of the research design LO1 (75%). Both tasks involve LO2, through the requirement to critically assess a selected development issue.

A total of 5-6000 words is expected for the semester.

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Workload

It is expected a total of 130 hours of self-directed study is required to complete this subject. Meetings are held every other week with the coordinator to discuss readings and progress.  Both on campus and off campus students write a set of research notes and post them on-line, that reflect the sub-topics being researched and the relevant issues, research questions, literature consulted, and conclusions.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Specialisations

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:
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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
Online
1529 01 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2015 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
1268 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 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
Online
1541 01 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 30 Jun 2015 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
Online
1585 01 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 30 Sep 2015 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
1232 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 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
Online
1515 01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 31 Dec 2015 Online N/A

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