• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Areas of interest Philosophy

2007 semster 1 : PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY:

Sexual selection - group selection - the selfish gene - explanations in evolution - reductionism - contradictory interpretations of genetics - sociology of genetics

 

Q: Are Species

 

(a) categories fixed by god, or

(b) optimum solutions to evolutionary problems?

 

A: Neither!

 

This course is officially known as PHIL3062 : Advanced Philosophical Topics A. It's suitable for anyone interested in Biology. It's open to any student who has taken at least four philosophy courses, and to other humanities students AND SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS with the permission of the lecturer. Email the lecturer at jason.grossman@anu.edu.au if you'd like permission to enrol.

Indicative Assessment

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Workload

A one-semester course offered on an occasional basis depending on staff availability.

 

2007 SEMESTER 1 :  SEX AND DEATH : THE PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY.

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 24 Units of Philosophy (PHIL) Courses, or by permission of course convenor.

You will need to contact the School of Philosophy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
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 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
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Year Fee
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2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4865 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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