• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Biology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course will facilitate you with writing your thesis by providing feedback on your own writing and giving you the opportunity to evaluate the work of other students. By looking at the thesis in each of it's components and as a holistic document, we will highlight the importance of developing well thought out and coherent arguments based in current literature. It will also focus on how to accurately and appropriately justify the way you interpret your results. You will also learn the basics of scientific writing styles and discipline appropriate referencing.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the different components of a thesis and how they fit together into one cohesive piece of work
  2. Critically evaluate these elements in relation to their work and the work of others
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use scientific writing styles to articulate ideas and justify methodological approaches and literature used in a thesis.

Indicative Assessment

2 x 1,500 word peer review assessments of student chapters (LO 1, 2)

2,000 word draft thesis chapter (LO 1, 3)

*Students will be permitted to re-use some or all of this work in their honours 4500 thesis subject to approval*

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Workload

2 contact hours per week plus work to make up 130 hours over the semester.


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts).

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.


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:
2
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
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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
8992 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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