Academic requirements

Whether enroled in GENT1205 or SOCA2204, the requirements are the same, as both enrolments obtain the same 15 credit points.

The formal requirements are:
GENT1205 — Experiencing the Pacific Islands through fieldwork Requirements By participation in seminars, an analytical field diary and final project paper based upon a topic selected in consultation with the subject coordinator:

Participation in seminars 10%

Field diary & notebook 40%

Project paper (3,500) 50%

Total 100%
SOCA2204 — Pacific Island Research Fieldwork Requirements By participation in seminars, an analytical field diary and final project paper based upon a topic selected in consultation with the subject coordinator:

Participation in seminars 10%

Field diary & notebook 40%

Project paper (3,500) 50%

Total 100%

The Field Diary & Notebook (and a pen/pencil) is your primary research recording tool and is intended to demonstrate on a daily basis the results of your fieldwork, to record how you gathered your data and the context of the gathering of that data. I calculate that a minimum of 6 hours per day of fieldwork is necessary to obtain the kind of information required to write a satisfactory paper. The fieldwork may take the form of observations, participant/observation or interview. These different forms of data should be dated and distinguished in your Field Diary & Notebook.

You must keep a daily log of your activities and observations during the field trip in your Field Diary & Notebook, which you should use to record your ideas and reflections about what you are doing. As this should be an analytical document, use your Field Diary & Notebook to reflect on your notes. The Field Diary & Notebook is a record of your fieldwork experience and its completion is part of the evaluation

Participation in the seminars means attendance at and participation in the field seminars taking place in the course of the fieldwork. These are indicated on the Fieldwork Itinerary below. Participation means also turning up for the pre-fieldwork classes. You are responsible for the information in those pre-fieldwork classes.

The Project Paper is intended to be a well argued essay in standard form, drawing extensively on your fieldwork, and reference to any available literature. The emphasis, though, should be on the analysis of your fieldwork data and not on the use of published literature.

Please consult the "Instructions for the preparation of written work" below.

Methods of Submission & Return of all Marked Work

1) Conventional paper submission of both Diary/Notebook and Project Paper using cover sheets at the end of this syllabus by 5pm Friday 17 December 1999 to Essay Boxes next to Morven Brown Room 161: One of two options

a) Submit such work with a Stamped Self Addressed envelope and it will be posted to you when the assessment is completed. If you are uncertain of the weight, you may use an Australia Post "Express Delivery" satchel. The one permitting up to 3kg should be adequate for most.

b) Submit such work without a Stamped Self Addressed envelope and you must make an appointment with the School administration to collect your work after assessment.

2) e–mail submission by midnight, Sunday 19 December 1999 to <g.mccall@unsw.edu.au>. I will send comments and marks by e–mail to those who submit all their work by e-mail.

Faculty and School general policy on extensions shall apply for work not submitted on time. All work not submitted according to this policy will receive the grade of AF for absent work..Methods of Submission & Return of all Marked Work 1) Conventional paper submission of both Diary/Notebook and Project Paper using cover sheets at the end of this syllabus by 5pm Friday 17 December 1999 to Essay Boxes next to Morven Brown Room 161: One of two options

a) Submit such work with a Stamped Self Addressed envelope and it will be posted to you when the assessment is completed. If you are uncertain of the weight, you may use an Australia Post "Express Delivery" satchel. The one permitting up to 3kg should be adequate for most.

b) Submit such work without a Stamped Self Addressed envelope and you must make an appointment with the School administration to collect your work after assessment.

2) e–mail submission by midnight, Sunday 19 December 1999 to <g.mccall@unsw.edu.au>. I will send comments and marks by e–mail to those who submit all their work by e-mail.

Faculty and School general policy on extensions shall apply for work not submitted on time. All work not submitted according to this policy will receive the grade of AF for absent work..


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