• 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
    • Prof Nicolas Peterson
  • 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 involves students carrying out a research project on a policy or development issue of their choice. It gives students the opportunity to undertake detailed reaearch which can be preparatory work for PhD study. In collaboration with the Course Convenor, students will choose a topic of interest to them and focus on a sustained period of research into that topic. There is an option for limited field for which ethics clearcne would generally be required. 

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. This will follow the development of a research proposal and presentation of a seminar. The write up of the project will be in the form of a sub-thesis of 10-15,000 words.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  1. scope, plan, implement and report on a modest research task with minimal direction; and
  2. demonstrate critical appreciation of a particular development issue;
  3. demonstrate the capacity to analyse a complex set of issues drawing on theory, practice and existing literature, and communicate it in a scholarly manner. 

Indicative Assessment

Seminar presentation and research proposal (20%) LOs 1 and 2

Research Essay of up to 10,000 words (80%) LOs 2 and 3

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Workload

This is demanding course and requires substantial time commitments of up to 15 hours per week (total 195 hours).  Regular meetings with Supervisor and course Coordinator to provide support and track progress are required.

Assumed Knowledge

This course is only available in the latter half of an MAAPD enrolment, with the consent of the program convenors, and with the student achieving very high grades in earlier MAAPD courses. 

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:
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
2015 $5208
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $8292
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
On-Campus
1528 01 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2015 In Person N/A
Online
1631 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
On-Campus
1269 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Online
2873 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
On-Campus
1554 01 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 30 Jun 2015 In Person N/A
Online
1555 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
On-Campus
1605 01 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 30 Sep 2015 In Person N/A
Online
1606 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
On-Campus
1233 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A
Online
2896 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
On-Campus
1536 01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 31 Dec 2015 In Person N/A
Online
1537 01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 31 Dec 2015 In Person N/A

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