• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Anja Deppe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ANTH6064
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. Place the concept of disasters in both historical and current perspectives and recognize factors that influence preparedness and both the short and long-term response to environmental disasters
  2. Compile information from a variety of academic resources to identify common themes in long-term population responses to disasters across cultures and across species and understand how and why responses are similar or different
  3. Use a historical case study to explain orally how an environmental disaster has impacted a specific population of human and/or non-human primate
  4. Critically analyze existing disaster relief plans
  5. Use historical examples to predict how populations may be expected to respond to current natural disasters and use this information to determine possible effective relief plans

Indicative Assessment

Midterm examination 20% (LO 1,4)

250 word proposal essay proposal 5% (LO 1, 2)

2000 word essay 30% (LO 1,2)

Tutorial presentation 20% (LO 3)

1500 word online discussion 20% (250 words x 6 discussion entries; LO 5)

Tutorial participation 5% (LO 6)


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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials and structured online activities; and b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

12 units of 1000-level ANTH, BIAN, ARCH, BIOL, EMSC, or ENVS courses. Incompatible with ANTH6064

Majors

Minors

Fees

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 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3931 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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