• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Advanced undergraduate students are invited to undertake an individual course of reading and research on a topic relating to Asia-Pacific Security.  This topic will be identified by the student in consultation with the convener with a view to preparing the student to conduct further research at the Honours or Masters level.  Students will meet on a weekly basis with the course convener (or appropriate supervisor) to discuss agreed readings and to prepare an extended research essay on their chosen topic.

Learning Outcomes

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

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of their chosen topic.
  2. Define a research topic and develop a research strategy.
  3. Exhibit the ability to critically read and analyse academic texts.
  4. Utilise advanced research skills, including through collecting and analysing both primary and secondary resources.
  5. Have the capacity to make an argument and apply relevant concepts and theories in an extended piece of written work.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 500 word research proposal 10%
  2. Two 500 word research reports 20%
  3. 5,000 word research essay 70%

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12 one-to-one meetings per individual student per semester

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the course convenor to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

You will need to contact the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Electronic copies of chosen readings will be provided to each student.




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Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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