- Code ENVS6017
- 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 Geography, Human Ecology, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Biological Anthropology, Development Studies More...
Next offered in January 2022. Interested students should contact the course convener at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The course introduces students to contemporary Southeast Asia by focusing on case studies from southern Vietnam. The emphasis is on integrating formal learning with first-hand research experience. The in-country work will include fieldtrips, homestays, language training, as well as formal classes given by staff from ANU and from An Giang University (Mekong Delta).
The course focuses on experiencing and understanding the complex relationships between development and the environment as seen through every day living. Students will have the opportunity to conduct group and individual research project on issues such as the changing nature of rural lives, the relationship between the modern and traditional cultural practices, rural-urban migration, concepts of human well-being, and the social and environmental impacts of tourism. The focus is on the impact of rapid change on the environment, culture, family structure and on specific groups such as villagers, migrants, farmers and women.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
- Reflect deeply on, and display sophisticated analysis of, the impact of rapid change on culture, environment and local economies
- Conduct effective and meaningful rapid research in a team environment
- Communicate your findings and experience of the field research process in an engaging and informative manner to a variety of audiences
- Demonstrate basic level Vietnamese language skills
There are additional field trip fees of approximately $2000 applicable to participation in this course (payment to ANU Science Shop ). Students will also need to cover the costs of their own airfares as well as some meals.
- 6 unit (null) [LO null]
- Pre trip 1500 word literature review on approaches to research ethics in the field of ethnography. (10) [LO 1]
- Reading quiz (10) [LO 1,2]
- Survival language quiz (10) [LO 5]
- Reflective learning journal or portfolio due at the completion of the Field School (30) [LO 2,4]
- Group research project presented at the end of the field school (40) [LO 3,4]
- 12 unit (null) [LO null]
- As well as the above-mentioned assessments (NB: A uniform reduction against all assessment items will be applied), students enrolled in the 12 unit option must complete an independent research project (6000 words) that includes a seminar presenting preliminary findings. The research report is due by the end of Semester 1 teaching break and is 50% of total marks. (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Three week Field School in Vietnam (early-mid January) (excluding travel to and from Vietnam) plus additional independent student research, reading and writing.
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.
Areas of Interest
- Human Ecology
- Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability
- Biological Anthropology
- Development Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Human Sciences
- Policy Studies
- Population Studies
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