|ANT||3004||44838||2, 2005||ONC||Independent Study in Anthropology||1.00||Toowoomba|
|Student contribution band:||1|
This independent study provides students with the opportunity to carry out a study, in depth, of a topic of relevance to their work in Anthropology. Such a study may take several different forms; most commonly a literature review of current issues or debates in their area of interest, but also methodological investigations. This is an advanced, third level subject, and as such requires adequate preparation as indicated by prerequisite courses. High standards of competency and rigour are expected of students. This does not preclude students from attempting to work in an area which is unfamiliar to them. However conceptually, theoretically, and critically, the work is expected to demonstrate their advanced, third year standard.
The following general objectives must be met by all students passing this course. Students must demonstrate, with reference to the topic selected:
|1.||Students are required to develop their own topic. The topic area chosen must take into consideration the following;
1.1. the personal skills and background of the student;
1.2. the availability of a staff member willing and competent to supervise the student in the topic area chosen;
1.3. the necessary resources to successfully complete the study (eg availability of subjects for research, community resources, adequate library resources, suitable techniques for data collection and analysis etc.)
1.4. the topic and outline of the porposed study must be agreed to by the first examiner and moderator no later than the third week of the semester.
ALL textbooks and materials are available for purchase from USQ BOOKSHOP (unless otherwise stated). Orders may be placed via secure internet, free fax 1800642453, phone 07 46312742 (within Australia), or mail. Overseas students should fax +61 7 46311743, or phone +61 7 46312742. For costs, further details, and internet ordering, use the 'Textbook Search' facility at http://bookshop.usq.edu.au click 'Semester', then enter your 'Course Code' (no spaces).McGee, R.J. & Warms, R.L. 2000, Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History, 2nd edn, Mayfield Pub. Co. Mountain View.
Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Students will be directed to certain reference materials specific to their topic of study by their supervisor.
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg(%)||Due date|
|WRITTEN PROPOSAL - 1500 WORDS||10.00||10.00||29 Jul 2005|
|ORAL PRESENTATION (30 MINS)||10.00||10.00||12 Aug 2005|
|FINAL WRITTEN REPORT||80.00||80.00||21 Oct 2005||(see note 1)|
|9.||(a) The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must lodge the assignment at the USQ. (b) Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within five days if required by the Examiner. (c) In accordance with University's Assignment Extension Policy (Regulation 5.6.1), the examiner of a course may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances such as documented ill-health. (d) Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in the course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of the course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM Incomplete-Makeup). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study. (e) Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or sit for an examination at the scheduled time, may apply to defer an assessment in the course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded: IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).|