• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Patrick Kilby
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2019
    First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
    Spring Session 2019
    See Future Offerings

This course gives students the opportunity to undertake detailed study of the literature analysing contemporary development issues and practices, such as micro-credit, participatory land-use planning, enterprise development, community health programs, and gender practice. In collaboration with the Course Convenor, students individually choose one key issue 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. 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, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Scope, plan, and conduct a desk-based research task;
  2. Demonstrate critical appreciation of a particular development issue; and
  3. Write a research article on a particular development issue.

Indicative Assessment

Progress diary and annotated bibliography which tracks the planning and design of the research, 2000 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Research article which demonstrates successful implementation of the research design, 5000 words (75%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
 

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 12 hours of contact over 12 weeks of meetings; and
b) 248 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

This course is an independent reading course. Student 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:
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1539 01 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 In Person N/A
1611 01 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 Online N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3841 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View
4294 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
8857 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A
9333 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8544 01 Oct 2019 18 Oct 2019 18 Oct 2019 31 Dec 2019 Online N/A

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