- Code ANTH8008
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Geography, Anthropology, Resource and Environmental Management
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
This course will examine social impact assessment (SIA) during the various stages of the project cycle. Social impact assessment will be examined in relation to different conceptual frameworks and types of project or activity. Alternative approaches to the assessment of impacts on livelihood, institutions, social structure, equity, culture and quality of life will be examined. The course will place a strong emphasis on practical case studies and students will be given opportunities to explore alternative impact assessment approaches in a number of sectors and within different national jurisdictions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding the legal and policy contexts in which social impact studies are undertaken.
2. Explain current variation in the content and methodology of social impact studies.
3. Critically evaluate social impact studies that have already been undertaken.
4. Design new social impact studies on the basis of research in relevant subject areas.
Delivery Mode: Oncampus Online
1. Discussion forum on typology of impact studies (20%) [LO 1,2]
- Podcast on personal experience of social impacts (3 mins) (5%)
- Participation in discussion forum (5%)
- Reflection paper on typology of social impact studies (1000 words) (10%).
2. Discussion forum on cumulative impact studies (20%) [LO 1,2]
- Participation in discussion forum (5%).
- Annotated bibliography on a cumulative impact issue in one region (1500 words) (15%).
3. Research on impact study design (60%) [LO 3,4]
- Case study proposal and peer review (1000 words) (10%).
- Case study outline in Powerpoint (10 slides with notes) (10%).
- Case study design document (5000 words) (40%).
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Students can expect to spend 20 hours per week on this course (including weekly 2 hour workshops for on campus students).
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