• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Timothy Hassall
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

The course is for students who have demonstrated an upper intermediate level of proficiency or above in one of the major Southeast or South Asian languages taught in the School (Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese or Sanskrit). Enrolled students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a member of academic staff, on a common theme that may change from semester to semester. Students will arrange to meet with their supervisor on a regular basis to create a project in their target language. Enrolment in this course is contingent on the availability of appropriate supervisors.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Independent level to:
1. Recognise and appraise a range of non-technical vocabulary in the chosen topic area, enabling them to understand in detail the content of academic, print media, or modern literary texts.
2. Recognise and appraise a range of phrase and sentence structures in the chosen topic area, enabling them to closely analyse the content of textual segments and express ideas in writing with precision.
3. Produce succinct written paraphrases of the arguments or the themes of written texts; criticise those texts and compose an argument in response through an extended research essay.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural settings and references relevant to the chosen topic area, enabling both a sophisticated understanding of the texts at hand and a nuanced written response to them.

Other Information

Enrolment is contingent on appropriate supervisors being available to work with students.

Indicative Assessment

Written critical reports x 5: 40% (LOs 1,2,3,4)

Research essay: 50% (LOs 1,2,3,4)

Performance in discussions: 10% (LOs 1,2,4)

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Workload

Fortnightly meetings with supervisor. Students are expected to read approximately 10 academic and non-academic texts in the target language, each about 6,000 words, and demonstrate the ability to capture the various subtleties and nuances that run through the selected readings.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Majors

Minors

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
On-campus
4417 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A
ANU Online
4418 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online N/A

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