- Code ENVS2017
- Unit Value 6 to 12 units
- Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Environmental Science
- Areas of interest Geography, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies More...
- Academic career UGRD
- Edwina Fingleton-Smith
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Summer Session 2019
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Next offered in January 2019. Students interested in enrolling will need to apply to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 August, 2018
The course introduces students to contemporary Southeast Asia by focusing on case studies from southern Vietnam. The emphasis is on integrating formal learning with first-hand research experience. The in-country work will include fieldtrips, homestays, language training, as well as formal classes given by staff from ANU and from An Giang University (Mekong Delta).
The course focuses on experiencing and understanding the complex relationships between development and the environment as seen through every day living. Students will have the opportunity to conduct group and individual research project on issues such as the changing nature of rural lives, the relationship between the modern and traditional cultural practices, rural-urban migration, concepts of human well-being, and the social and environmental impacts of tourism. The focus is on the impact of rapid change on the environment, culture, family structure and on specific groups such as villagers, migrants, farmers and women.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate competent skills in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
- Reflect deeply on the impact of rapid change on culture, environment and local economies
- Conduct rapid research in a team environment
Effectively communicate your experience of the
field research process.
There are additional field trip fees of approximately $2000 applicable to participation in this course (payment to ANU Science Shop). Students will also need to cover the costs of their own airfares as well as some meals.
Limited New Columbo Plan scholarships are available for domestic undergraduate students.
To enrol in this course you must have completed 24 units towards a degree.
- Reading quiz (10% LO 1)
- Survival language quiz (10% LOs 1,2)
- Reflective learning journal or portfolio due at the completion of the Field School (40% LO 2)
- Group research project presented at the end of the field school (40%, LOs 3,4)
As well as the above-mentioned assessments, students enrolled in the 12 unit option must complete an independent research project (3-5000 words) that includes a seminar presenting preliminary findings. The research report is due by the end of Semester 1 teaching break and is worth 50% of total marks. (LO 1-4)
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week Field School in Vietnam (early-mid January) (excluding travel two and from
Vietnam) plus additional personal study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Fenner School of Environment and Society to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Preliminary ReadingIn preparation for the field trip, a list of required reading will be available to enrolled students on the Wattle web page in December of the year prior to departure.
Areas of Interest
- Resource Management and Environmental Science
- Cultural Studies
- Development Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Policy Studies
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 to 12 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.
- Domestic fee paying students
|2019||$640 per unit|
- International fee paying students
|2019||$910 per unit|
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1547||02 Jan 2019||25 Jan 2019||25 Jan 2019||15 Apr 2019||In Person||N/A|
|1548||02 Jan 2019||25 Jan 2019||25 Jan 2019||15 Apr 2019||In Person||N/A|