• Offered by Research School of Humanities and the Arts
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Museum and Collection
  • Areas of interest Museums and Collections
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Laurajane Smith
  • Mode of delivery Online or 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

Students enrolled in Museums and Heritage Studies may seek the approval of the convenor to undertake an extended critical independent research project. The aim of the project is to allow students to apply conceptual and methodological skills they have developed in the program to a particular critical research question, issue, or case study gained from professional or first-hand experience. Projects will be designed in conjunction with and supervised closely by appropriate experts.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. independently identify and construct a coherent research question;
  2. synthesise and articulate key concepts in the various disciplines that contribute to the field of museum studies and heritage studies;
  3. apply critical conceptual and analytic tools to advanced level research into museums, collections, or a related field;
  4. write a research project that applies conceptual and methodological skills that addresses a particular critical research question, issue, or case study; and
  5. model best practice and have a commitment to ethical, reflective practice in regard to work and analysis in the relevant field of inquiry.

Other Information

This course is available both as a face-to-face course for students based in Canberra and also as a distance (fully online) course for external students. The online course materials will be available through http://wattlecourses.anu.edu.au/

 

Please contact the course convenor in advance if you intend to take this course as an online unit.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Written assessment or equivalent project-based work (10,000-12,000 words) (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. The nature of the inquiry will be established at the commencement of the teaching period through a written proposal that will be developed in consultation between the student and supervising lecturer. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 12 hours of contact over 12 weeks of supervisory meetings; and
b) 248 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 the Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies (MMUHS or VMUHS) and have completed 24 units of courses; or be enrolled in an MPhil or PhD program, or with permission of the Convener.

You will need to contact the Research School of Humanities and the Arts to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Nil

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:
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
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
1614 01 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 In Person N/A
1348 01 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 Online N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4339 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
3619 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 Online N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3336 01 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021 In Person N/A
3337 01 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021 Online N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4384 01 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 In Person N/A
4385 01 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 Online N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7362 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
6624 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 Online N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6307 01 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 In Person N/A
6308 01 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 Online N/A

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