• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Biology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Katharine Balolia
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course will facilitate your writing of your thesis by providing feedback on your own writing and giving you the opportunity to evaluate the work of other students. By looking at the thesis in each of its components and as a holistic document, we will highlight the importance of developing well thought out and coherent arguments based on current literature. The course will also focus on how to accurately and appropriately justify the way you interpret your results, and on the basics of scientific writing styles and disciplineappropriate referencing.

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 knowledge of the different components of a thesis and how they fit together into one cohesive piece of work;
  2. Critically evaluate these elements in relation to their work and the work of others; and
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use scientific writing styles to articulate ideas and justify methodological approaches and literature used in a thesis.

Indicative Assessment

2 x Peer review assessments of student chapters, 1000 words each (15% each for a total of 30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Draft thesis chapter, 3000 words (70%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]

Students will be permitted to re-use some or all of this work in THES4103 Thesis subject to approval by the Honours Convenor and appropriate acknowledgement in the Thesis.
 

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 144 units of Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR) courses or be studying Bachelor of Arts Honours (HARTS or HART2) or Bachelor of Asian Studies Honours (HASIA), or with permission of the convener.

Specialisations

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:
2
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
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7863 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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