• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Anna Willis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course focuses on the anatomy of the human skeleton and techniques in human identification: age-at-death, sex, stature, ancestry, pathology, trauma, stature, handedness and habitual behaviours. There is a very strong practical emphasis with two thirds of contact time spent in the skeletal laboratory. Acquired skills will be of value to any students interested in skeletal studies including vertebrate biology, comparative skeletal anatomy, medicine, palaeontology, fine arts, human and primate evolution, forensic sciences and archaeology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Meet the stipulated course aims
  2. Become familiar and comfortable with a broad sample of scholarship in this disciplinary area
  3. Augment their ability to think critically about basic assumptions and conceptual frameworks in this field
  4. Develop skills in oral presentations, including debate, and in writing

Indicative Assessment

Literature and practical assessments through the semester (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Final practical/lab exams (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1-2]

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Workload

This course is normally offered every year.

Class sessions require up to 3 hours per week on average across the semester, some of which will be delivered in block lab sessions.  Including private study requirements, the workload averages to ten hours per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

12 units of ARCH, BIAN, BIOL or PREH. Incompatible with BIAN3011

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1230
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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 Class Summary
4767 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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