• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology

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

260 hours of total student learning time made up from regular meetings with Supervisor and course Coordinator to provide support and track progress and independent student research, reading and writing.

Assumed Knowledge

This course is an independent reading course. Students must have undertaken several courses in development studies with consistent high grades. It is advisable to undertake it at the end of your degree and students must consult the course convenor regarding suitability ahead of enrolment.

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
2017 $6432
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $9180
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On-Campus
4430 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View
4955 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Online
10017 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online N/A
On-Campus
10018 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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