- Code BIAN3127
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Biological Anthropology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Offered in See Future Offerings
The course begins with surveying general principles of ecology and behaviour, and quickly progresses to a consideration of how these apply in turn to lemurs, lorises and galagos, tarsiers, New and Old World monkeys, and apes, because the meaning and relevance of theory are best appreciated in context.ï¿½ Students will be expected to apply the principles of behavioural evolution to primates, and to understand all groups in outline and a few groups in some depth.
There will be visits to the National Zoo and Aquarium and to undertake a project to collect behavioural data for assessment. There will be a (optional) visit to Taronga Zoo.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Understand basic behavioural and ecological principles as they apply to non-human primates.
- Summarize the behavioural and ecological characteristics of selected non-human primate species.
- Develop a basic knowledge regarding behavioural and ecological data collection methods for both the field and captivity, relevant to non-human primates.
- Communicate an overview of a current topic relevant to primatology, both orally and in writing.
One 3,000 word Essay (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 4]
Two in-class tests (10% each) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
One 30-minute tutorial presentation (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4]
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Two hours of lectures, one hour of film, one hour of tutorial and six hours of private study each week.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3288||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|