- Code ENVS2017
- Unit Value 6 to 12 units
- Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Environmental Science
- Areas of interest Geography, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Environmental Studies More...
- Work Integrated Learning Fieldwork
This course has intensive delivery with in-country experience. In 2024, the face-to-face component will be delivered 4-24 January.
The course introduces students to contemporary Southeast Asia by focusing on case studies from southern Vietnam. The emphasis is on integrating formal learning with first-hand research experience. The in-country work will include fieldtrips, homestays, language training, as well as formal classes given by staff from ANU and from An Giang University (Mekong Delta).
The course focuses on experiencing and understanding the complex relationships between development and the environment as seen through every day living. Students will have the opportunity to conduct group and individual research project on issues such as the changing nature of rural lives, the relationship between the modern and traditional cultural practices, rural-urban migration, concepts of human well-being, and the social and environmental impacts of tourism. The focus is on the impact of rapid change on the environment, culture, family structure and on specific groups such as villagers, migrants, farmers and women.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate competent skills in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
- Reflect deeply on the impact of rapid change on culture, environment and local economies
- Conduct rapid research in a team environment
Effectively communicate your experience of the
field research process.
- Demonstrate basic level Vietnamese language skills
Work Integrated Learning
All students engage with WIL partners (internal/external) as a major component of the course
- This intensive course is typically delivered in-country in the Summer Session each year. Travel dates are typically early January-February. Please see the course message at the top of this page for current year advice.
- Enrolment is limited and merit based. Students must register an expression of interest to enrol via the following website (please note the closing date published on this website).
- There are additional field trip fees of approximately $2000 applicable to participation in this course (payment to ANU Science Shop). Students will also need to cover the costs of their own airfares as well as some meals. Limited New Columbo Plan scholarships are available for domestic undergraduate students.
- 6 Unit (null) [LO null]
- Reading quiz (10) [LO 1,2]
- Survival language quiz (10) [LO 5]
- Reflective learning journal or portfolio due at the completion of the Field School (40) [LO 2,4]
- Group research project presented at the end of the field school (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 12 Unit (null) [LO null]
- As well as the above-mentioned assessments (NB: A uniform reduction against all assessment items will be applied), students enrolled in the 12 unit option must complete an independent research project (3000-5000 words) that includes a seminar presenting preliminary findings. The research report is due by the end of Semester 1 teaching break and is 50% of total marks. (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Three week Field School in Vietnam (early-mid January) (excluding travel to and from Vietnam) plus additional independent student research, reading and writing.
This course is delivered in-country.
For more information on field trips please visit: https://students.science.anu.edu.au/program-admin/college-science-field-trips
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.
Areas of Interest
- Cultural Studies
- Development Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Policy Studies
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 to 12 units
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