• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bethwyn Evans
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2025
    Second Semester 2025
    See Future Offerings

An individual course of readings on a topic chosen by the student and approved by an individual supervisor and the program coordinator. The focus will be on English language material but students with particular Asian or Pacific language skills are encouraged to use them where possible. Regular meetings to discuss material covered and the development of a final project will be on a one-to-one basis. Note: Enrolment is subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor, and students who do not have an agreed-upon supervisor by the beginning of the semester may not be permitted to enrol.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Have an advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge focusing on a research project agreed with their supervisor
  2. Be able to analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
  3. Research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge
  4. Interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas in the form of an oral presentation and a significant written piece

Work Integrated Learning

Projects

This WIL component provides you with the opportunity to deeply engage with the course content, drive your leaning, build skills and confidence, and perform the learned tasks more effectively. 

Indicative Assessment

  1. 1. Research proposal (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. 2. Oral presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. 3. Final essay (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

Full-time students should expect to commit approximately 10 hours per week to their research

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

n/a

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

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
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2318 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 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
7316 21 Jul 2025 28 Jul 2025 31 Aug 2025 24 Oct 2025 In Person N/A

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