- Code EMDV8016
- Unit Value 12 to 24 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Environmental Management & Development
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Sarah Milne
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Sem 2 2020.
The thesis is a major piece of guided independent research on a topic agreed between the student and their supervisor. Students design and implement a project to answer their research question, to place the answer in the context of an intellectual tradition, and to communicate it clearly to others. The work must show evidence of wide reading and understanding, of critical analysis and/or appropriate use of advanced research methods, and be at a higher level of development than the major research project.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Pose a significant research question relating to Environmental Management and Development;
- Investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to Environmental Management and Development, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
- Communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium
- The assessment items will comprise a research thesis of 20,000 words (exclusive of footnotes, maps, references and appendices) on an approved topic relating to environment and development, showing evidence of extensive reading, critical engagement with advanced conceptual approaches, critical analysis and/or appropriate use of highly developed research methods. There is a penalty of 10% for exceeding this word limit. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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480 hours for 24 units, including a minimum of 13 hours contact with the supervisor. It is the joint responsibility of the student and supervisor to arrange times for face-to-face contact. The supervisor is normally only available for email or face-to-face consultation during teaching weeks of each semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Course materials will be provided on Wattle.
Recommend you undertake EMDV8008 Research Proposal prior to undertaking this course.
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- 12 to 24 units
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