This unit is designed for third year students and provides an opportunity to explore the process of preparing, designing and undertaking interdisciplinary research. Students will work a leading researcher(s) to explore a particular social issue in Southeast Asia. Examples of issues include: disability and inclusion, political identity, migration, and urbanization. Based on inputs from seminars, readings and online modules, students will work in multidisciplinary groups to develop their own research question in relation to the social issue and then undertake research to complete a final paper that addresses this question. This experience will allow students to apply their disciplinary knowledge and critical thinking skills to a cutting edge research problem, as well as developing skills in research design, field work methodology, and their understanding of research ethics. A core component of this unit is a short-term research trip to Southeast Asia, supervised by a relevant faculty member. Students must be available to attend a pre-departure training session as well as two weeks in Southeast Asia over the Summer (following Semester 2). Participation in this unit will require students to submit an online application and required departmental permission. Students can find application details for this unit on the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) website under the 'Field Schools and Exchanges' section [https://sydney. edu. au/sydney-southeast-asia-centre/education/field-schools-and-exchanges. html].
3 x 2 hour seminars, online modules, readings and work, 4 hours pre-departure training session, 16 hours in-country field school experience.
4 x online modules (10%), 1000 word annotated biography (15%), final presentation (25%), final paper (40%), participation (10%)