• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Helen Berg
    • Dr Susan Howitt
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course will introduce important ideas and issues in biology and examine how biology intersects with other disciplines, both scientific and non-scientific, such as philosophy and history.  Major concepts such as evolution and the importance of biodiversity, and the impact of new biological approaches, such as genetic modification, will be discussed and debated.  The importance of understanding how biology is carried out and how it is applied and communicated to other scientists and society, will be examined.

Learning Outcomes

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

On completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Describe the origin of biological principles and processes and their contribution to modern technologies.

2. Discuss the basis and application of important concepts underpinning biology.

3. Explain the role of biology in our society, how it is practised and applied to global problems such as biodiversity, climate change, medicine, and the use of GM foods and crops.

4. Have developed skills necessary to acquire, assess and communicate new information relating to new discoveries in biology or that involve biological principles and processes.

Indicative Assessment

Reflective log book (30%; LO 1, 2, 3)

Written work (70%;LO 1, 2, 3, 4)

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Workload

Up to 65 contact hours per semester including two to three lectures per week, about six sessions of two-hour long debates and group work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed BIOL1003 and BIOL1004

Majors

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 $1650
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
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
4152 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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