• Offered by Department of Pacific Affairs
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Pacific Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Kerryn Baker
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Sem 2 2020.

Combining research with service learning, students will engage with Pacific Islander communities in Canberra, Pacific-focused policy agencies or NGOs to design and undertake an intensive collaborative research project. Students will be mentored by ANU academics and collaborate with groups and organisations to research issues that affect Pacific communities within and outside Australia. The objective of the course is to produce an original piece of research, using the interdisciplinary methods and approaches to research learned over the course of your Pacific Studies degree.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and discuss key issues facing Pacific communities both within and outside Australia;
  2. Identify and apply different research methodologies and approaches to their chosen topic;
  3. Produce an individual research project utilising a range of research techniques and demonstrating skills in writing and analysis;
  4. Evaluate and report on their practical experience combining research with service learning.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research proposal (25) [LO 1,2]
  2. Oral presentation (10) [LO 4]
  3. Final research paper (65) [LO 3]

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

100 hours – 24 contact hours, 76 hours of research work.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed PASI1011 and PASI1012 and PASI2001.

You will need to contact the Department of Pacific Affairs to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None listed

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:
1
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 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
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
9396 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

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