• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Asia Pacific Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Patrick Kilby
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2021
    First Semester 2021
    Autumn Session 2021
    Winter Session 2021
    Second Semester 2021
    Spring Session 2021
    See Future Offerings

This seminar-based course provides commencing HDR students in Development Studies with an important foundation in contemporary development thought related to their PhD topic, enhancing students' abilities to grasp and critique materials from a wide range of perspectives. The overall intention is to help students to think about, and conceptualise, their own individual research project with respect to the central theoretical issues and debates within the discipline, and for students to do this prior to undertaking their fieldwork.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a firm grounding in advanced development studies theory and method related to their topic;
  2. advance their skills in critical analysis and reflection, enabling students to closely examine their own research projects with respect to the central theoretical issues and debates in contemporary development studies;
  3. critically engage in written form with the literature on the strengths and problems of their development studies topic; and
  4. further develop the ability to present their work orally to peers in a seminar format.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Regular Updates on Wattle (2000 words) (10) [LO 1,2]
  2. Final Report (10000 words) (65) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Seminar presentation, 45 minutes plus 30 minutes discussion (25) [LO 1,2,4]

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of seminars over 12 weeks; and
b) 236 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in PhD Arts & Social Sciences. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH8103.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $7260
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $11160
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
1350 01 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3664 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3342 01 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021 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
4393 01 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6668 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6312 01 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 In Person N/A

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