• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Research
    Specialist
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sverre Molland
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
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This course provides students with an opportunity to undertake detailed study of a chosen original topic situated within disciplinary concerns pertaining to anthropology. In collaboration with the Course Convenor, students individually choose one key topic of interest to them and focus on a sustained period of desk-based research into the relevant literature. (There is no expectation of field work for this course, and this would generally not be encouraged.) 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.

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. Demonstrate a command of the relevant anthropological literature related to a chosen topic.
  2. Pose an original research question, or argument, which is situated within the relevant theoretical literature related to the chosen topic.
  3. Explain the significance of the research project in the context of the literature and the implications of what has been learned in conducting a project.

Other Information

The Graduate Reading course offers the opportunity for extended engagement with a body of literature surrounding a particular topic or thematic area in anthropology under the guidance of a staff member. The course can be used for producing an annotated bibliography and/or literature review relevant to a Masters sub-thesis project, and/or for concentrated study in a subject of particular interest to the student

Indicative Assessment

Annotated bibliography, 1500-2000 words (20%) [Learning Outcome 1]
Research essay, 3500-4000 words (80%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 12 hours of contact with supervisor over 12 weeks; and
b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Anthropology or Master of Anthropology (Advanced), have completed 24 units of 6000 or 8000 level Anthropology (ANTH)  courses with an average mark of at least 70, and with permission from the convener.

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:
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
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
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
2021 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7068 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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