• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Biology, Environmental Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alison Behie
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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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. Identify advanced 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. Combine information from a variety of academic resources on a foundational theory of primate behaviour to explain its current relevance.

4. Critically assess at least one major theory of primate behaviour.

5. Use case studies to effectively illustrate a theoretical concept in primate behaviour and create stimulating discussion questions and articulate your ideas orally.

6. Summarise key points from a scientific article and link back to material regarding common principles of non-human primate species biology.

Indicative Assessment

One 3500 word essay (25%) (LO 3, 4)
One 30 minute Tutorial presentation ( 20%) (LO 5)
One 15 minute discussion lead (5%) (LO 5)
Four 300 word Tutorial portfolio assignments (4 x 5% = 20%) (LO 6)
Two 40 minute midterm exams (15% each x 2 = 30%) (LO,1,2)

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2 hours of lectures, 1 hour of film and 1 hour of tutorial per week.


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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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
3290 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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