• Offered by Department of Pacific Affairs
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Pacific Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Nicole Haley
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
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Combining research with service learning, students will engage with Pacific Islander communities in Canberra, Pacific-focused policy agencies or NGOs to design and undertake an intensive collaborative research project. Students will be mentored by ANU academics and collaborate with groups and organisations to research issues that affect Pacific communities within and outside Australia. The objective of the course is to produce an original piece of research, using the interdisciplinary methods and approaches to research learned over the course of your Pacific Studies degree.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and discuss key issues facing Pacific communities both within and outside Australia;
  2. Identify and apply different research methodologies and approaches to their chosen topic;
  3. Produce an individual research project utilising a range of research techniques and demonstrating skills in writing and analysis;
  4. Evaluate and report on their practical experience combining research with service learning.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research proposal (25) [LO 1,2]
  2. Oral presentation (10) [LO 4]
  3. Final research paper (65) [LO 3]

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Workload

This course comprises some 130 hours of activity over 12 weeks, including some 24 contact hours, 106 hours of research work. Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed PASI1011, PASI1012 and PASI2001.

Prescribed Texts

None listed

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:
14
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7107 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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