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

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. Place the concept of disasters in both historical and current perspectives and recognize factors that influence preparedness and both the short and long-term response to environmental disasters
  2. Compile information from a variety of academic resources to identify common themes in long-term population responses to disasters across cultures and across species and understand how and why responses are similar or different
  3. Use a historical case study to explain orally how an environmental disaster has impacted a specific population of human and/or non-human primate
  4. Critically analyze existing disaster relief plans
  5. Use historical examples to predict how populations may be expected to respond to current natural disasters and use this information to determine possible effective relief plans

Indicative Assessment

Midterm examination 20% (LO 1,4)

250 word proposal essay proposal 5% (LO 1, 2)

2000 word essay 30% (LO 1,2)

Tutorial presentation 20% (LO 3)

1500 word online discussion 20% (250 words x 6 discussion entries; LO 5)

Tutorial participation 5% (LO 6)


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Workload

2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week, plus online tutorial.

Requisite and Incompatibility

12 units of 1000-level ANTH, B

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
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
4409 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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