• Offered by ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Pettikirige Perera
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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The aim of this course is to introduce PhB students to research issues in the Arts and Social Sciences and explore ideas surrounding research. The course will include discussion of how and why we undertake research, examining the character of research and various intellectual positions. The history and evolution of disciplinary approaches will be explored, alongside the place of interdisciplinary research.  Students will have the opportunity to consider the work of various scholars and theorists and their impact on ways of thinking about research.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. critique ways of thinking about research in the Arts and Social Sciences
  2. explain a wide range of intellectual positions and theoretical approaches to research
  3. discuss, identify and classify disciplinary approaches to research
  4. prioritise and appraise their own ways of thinking about their research

Other Information

ARTS1101 is compulsory for any student entering the PhB program.

Indicative Assessment

  1. The assessment will depend on the delivery method of the course. (null) [LO null]
  2. Where there are more than ten students enrolled in the course and so it is taught as a seminar-based course, the assessment will be: (null) [LO null]
  3. Critical reflection on how the Arts and Social Sciences are presented on ANU’s website – 2000 words (35) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Seminar paper on a key issue in the Humanities and the Social Sciences - 3000 words (55) [LO 2,3,4]
  5. Seminar Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  6. Where there are ten or fewer students enrolled in the course and so it is taught as a one-on-one supervised course, the assessment will be: (null) [LO null]
  7. Learning Plan (Questions and problems/reading list/assessment plan) due by the end of week 3 – 1000 words (excluding reading list) (10) [LO 1,2]
  8. Assessment exercises negotiated between student and supervisor/course convenor and approved by the PhB Convenor – total 4000 words (90) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  9. Regardless of delivery method. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

The workload will depend on the delivery method of the course.


Where there are more than ten students enrolled in the course and so it is taught as a seminar-based course, the workload will be:

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 36 hours of seminars and tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.


Where there are ten or fewer students enrolled in the course and so it is taught as a one-on-one supervised course, the assessment will be:

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

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (APHAR) or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (APNAR). Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable

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 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3126 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A

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