• Code ENVS8048
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Forestry, Geography, Environmental Studies, Policy Studies, Environmental Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Luigi Renzullo
  • 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 course allows a special topic of study for individuals or small groups of students who wish to gain particular or additional knowledge in a topic in environment and society not covered in other courses taught in the School or elsewhere in the University. Depending on the topic, students may be required to develop a guided reading program, and/or to take part in selected lectures, workshops, tutorials, seminars, discussion groups, field trips and other activities.

 

This course is available as a variable unit course 6 - 12 units.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Pursue a sustained guided investigation of a topic relevant to the environment, society and/or sustainability.
  2. Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodology and/or evidence, analyse data using appropriate methods and tools, and draw appropriate evidence-based conclusions.
  3. Work constructively with active researchers and practitioners on real research problems.
  4. Critically evaluate their own work and results as well as published research.
  5. Communicate research concepts and results effectively in appropriate formats.

Other Information

As required please contact the Fenner School of Environment & Society at fses.coursework.enquiries@anu.edu.au to access advice about how to enrol in this course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. The nature and weightings of assessment items will be customised in negotiation with each student. An example of typical assessment is: (null) [LO null]
  2. Development and presentation of a research/learning plan (10) [LO 1,2]
  3. Presentation of one or more short seminars (15 - 30 min) (20) [LO 3,4,5]
  4. A summary paper or papers of 5000 words in total (6 units) or 8000 words in total (12 units) (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

Approximately 130 hours (per 6 units of enrolment) of total student learning time made up of 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

Not applicable.

Specialisations

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 to 12 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
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
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
1304 01 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 In Person N/A
1305 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
3431 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
3432 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3290 01 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021 In Person N/A
3291 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
4321 01 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 In Person N/A
4322 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
6441 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
6442 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
6263 01 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 In Person N/A
6264 01 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 In Person N/A

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