• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Geography, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Policy Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Sanghamitra Mahanty
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course will examine the application of social impact assessment (SIA) to a range of different types of project or activities. It will examine alternative approaches and methods to understand how new interventions and projects can affect social domains such as livelihoods, institutions, social structures, equity, culture and quality of life. The course will place a strong emphasis on practical case studies and students will be given opportunities to explore alternative impact assessment approaches in a number of sectors and within different national jurisdictions.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and policy contexts in which social impact studies are undertaken.
  2. Determine what methods and approaches are appropriate to assess social impacts in different sectors and contexts.
  3. Critically evaluate social impact studies that have already been undertaken.
  4. Contribute to the design of social impact studies.

Other Information

Delivery Mode: On-campus; Online

Indicative Assessment

  1. 1. Learning portfolio (30) [LO 1,2]
  2. 2. Group task (20) [LO 1,2]
  3. 3. Critical evaluation of a social impact study (50) [LO 3,4]

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Workload

This course is provided through flexible delivery to both on campus and off campus students. Students doing the course on-campus will be required to attend weekly 2-hour workshops. Off-campus students will be required to participate in online discussions.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have studied or are studying ANTH 8008.

You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts

Preliminary Reading

Indicative readings have not changed.

Assumed Knowledge

Not applicable

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:
6 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7457 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
Online'
8085 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 Online N/A

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