• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology

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.� 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.

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. Understand basic behavioural and ecological principles as they apply to non-human primates.
  2. Summarize the behavioural and ecological characteristics of selected non-human primate species.
  3. Develop a basic knowledge regarding behavioural and ecological data collection methods for both the field and captivity, relevant to non-human primates.
  4. Communicate an overview of a current topic relevant to primatology, both orally and in writing.

Indicative Assessment

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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Workload

Two hours of lectures, one hour of film, one hour of tutorial and six hours of private study each week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

6 units of (ARCH, ANTH, BIAN, BIOL). Incompatible BIAN 2012

Majors

Fees

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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
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

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

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