• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, English, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Catherine Travis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course is directed at those interested in pursuing advanced level research in a range of Humanities fields, in particular Linguistics, Languages and Cultures, and Literary studies. The course will provide hands-on experience in essential components of research: critically assessing and synthesising relevant literature; developing research questions; disseminating research though conference presentations and publishing; and the use of tools to help in this (such as advanced Word skills, bibliographic data base, etc.). By working on one project for the different pieces of assessment throughout the course, students will complete the course with a well developed research plan, which will prepare them well for writing a thesis or other substantial research project.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. structure a written piece of research to develop an argument in a coherent way;
  2. critically assess literature in their field;
  3. explain a research project and its value in a way that is accessible and relevant to non-experts;
  4. use technology to enhance their research and the presentation of their research

Indicative Assessment

Annotated bibliography (15 sources) - 20% [LOs 2, 3, 4]
Article review (1,000 words) - 20% [LOs 1, 2, 4]
Abstract (500 words) - 10% [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]
Final project (3,000 words) - 50% [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 30 hours of contact,
b) 100 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Languages (Honours), Bachelor of Classical Studies (Honours), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts).You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HUMN8032.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have a clear plan for a research project that they can write about in this course.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9950 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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