• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Climate
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof James Pittock
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This is a research-intensive course normally taken after the methodology course ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation, as part of the Master of Climate Change degree program. The course allows you to explore in greater depth a research topic relevant to climate change adaptation. Under the guidance of an academic supervisor you will extend and hone your research skills by following the process of identifying and defining a research topic; developing and presenting a research proposal and plan; conducting research by obtaining and analysing primary and/or secondary data and information; and presenting your findings in a seminar and in writing.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Plan and conduct independent research on a supervised topic related to climate change adaptation.
  2. Communicate the context, methodologies and findings of that research clearly and effectively both orally and in writing

Other Information

Please consult the course convener, Prof. Pittock, early if you intend to take this course. You will need to identify a research topic, then find and discuss your proposed project with an academic supervisor.

Indicative Assessment

  1. The nature and weightings of assessment items will be customised in negotiation with each student. (null) [LO null]
  2. Research plan (5) [LO 1,2]
  3. Presentation of a short seminar (10) [LO 1,2]
  4. A paper of 5000 words in total (85) [LO 1,2]

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Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including 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

As recommended or prescribed for the methodology course ENVS8003.



Preliminary Reading

As recommended or prescribed for the methodology course ENVS8003.

Assumed Knowledge

This course is normally taken following the methodology course in semester 2 of the previous year, ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3791 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

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