• Code ENVS3016
  • 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 Forestry, Geography, Human Ecology, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Environmental Studies More...
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Luigi Renzullo
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2020
    First Semester 2020
    Autumn Session 2020
    Winter Session 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    Spring Session 2020
    See Future Offerings

Delivery of this course will vary from student to student. Contact your course convener or supervisor to see if there is an on campus activity.

This course allows students to pursue a special topic of individual or small-group study in order to gain particular or additional knowledge in a topic in environment, society and sustainability not covered in other courses taught in the Fenner School of Environment and Society or elsewhere in the University. Depending on the topic students may be required to develop and implement a research plan under the supervision of an academic member of staff; to pursue a guided reading program; to develop and implement a project with external stakeholders and/or practitioners under the supervision of an academic member of staff; and/or to take part in selected lectures, workshops, tutorials, seminars, discussion groups, field trips and other activities.

The course is intended principally for third-year students and can provide a useful introduction to self-directed research.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Pursue a sustained, guided critical investigation and evaluation of a topic relevant to the environment, society and/or sustainability.
  2. Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodology and/or evidence, analyse data using appropriate methods and tools, and draw appropriate evidence-based conclusions.
  3. Work constructively with active researchers and practitioners on real research problems.
  4. Critically evaluate their own work and results as well as published research.
  5. Communicate research concepts and results effectively in appropriate formats.

Other Information

Admission to this course is at the discretion of the Associate Director Education, Fenner School, subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor. Requires Credit or above average performance in 2000 and 3000 level courses.

Indicative Assessment

  1. The nature and weightings of assessment items will be customised in negotiation with each student. An example of typical assessment is: (null) [LO null]
  2. Development and presentation of a learning/research plan (15) [LO 1,2]
  3. Final presentations or seminar (15 - 30 min) (15) [LO 3,4,5]
  4. A summary paper or papers of 5000 words in total (6 units) or 8000 words in total (12 units) (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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

Approximately 130 hours (per 6 units of enrolment) of total student learning time made up of independent student research, reading and writing. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with their supervisor and attend all supervisory meetings.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined.

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.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable.

Assumed Knowledge

ENVS1003 or equivalent; ENVS2014 or equivalent for social sciences topics; ENVS2009 or equivalent for environmental sciences topics

Areas of Interest

  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Human Ecology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability
  • Environmental Studies
  • Policy Studies

Majors

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 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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $675 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $960 per unit
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1360 01 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 In Person View
1432 01 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 In Person View

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3778 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
4093 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5342 01 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 30 Jun 2020 In Person View
5406 01 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 30 Jun 2020 In Person View
Indigenous Land Management and Policy Issues
5680 22 Jun 2020 29 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2020 24 Jul 2020 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6376 01 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 30 Sep 2020 In Person View
6469 01 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 30 Sep 2020 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8791 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View
9099 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9313 01 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 31 Dec 2020 In Person View
9374 01 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 31 Dec 2020 In Person View

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