- Code ENVS6017
- 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, Human Ecology, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Biological Anthropology More...
Next offered in January 2018. Students interested in enrolling will need to apply to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 August, 2017.
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 completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced skills in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
- Apply development theory to everyday lives of Vietnamese urban and rural residents.
- 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.
Cost: Approximately $2000 plus airfares and personal expenses including most meals. The cost of the field trip will be charged directly to students.
This course will next be offered in January 2018. Students interested in enrolling in the course for Summer Session 2018 will need to apply to Ms Edwina Fingleton-Smith (Edwina.email@example.com) by 15 August 2017.
1. Reading quiz (LO 1) (10%)
2. Survival language quiz (LOs 1,2) (10%)
3. Reflective learning journal or portfolio due at the completion of the Field School (LO 2) (40%).
4. Group research project presented at the end of the field school (LOs 3,4) (40%)As well as the above-mentioned assessments, 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.
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The Field School will be at least 21 days in Vietnam during January 2018. Entry and exit from the country will likely be Ho Chi Minh City. Students must make their own travel arrangements to and from Vietnam. Note that the running of the course is subject to DFAT Travel Advice.
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.
Preliminary ReadingIn preparation for the field trip, a list of required reading will be available to enrolled students on the Wattle web page by December 2017.
Areas of Interest
- Human Ecology
- Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability
- Resource Management and Environmental Science
- Biological Anthropology
- Development Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Human Sciences
- Policy Studies
- Population Studies
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 to 12 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|1750||02 Jan 2018||01 Jan 2018||26 Jan 2018||16 Apr 2018||In Person|
|1751||02 Jan 2018||26 Jan 2018||26 Jan 2018||16 Apr 2018||In Person|