- Code BIAN6521
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Biological Anthropology
- Areas of interest Biological Anthropology, Biology
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Geoffrey Kushnick
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Master complex principles related to the evolution of parenting and childcare adaptations in humans and other animals.
2. Discuss the idea that evolutionary theory can help explain variation in parenting and childcare behaviour within and between human societies.
3. Develop and argue a critical perspective on an independent study topic related to the evolution of
parenting and childcare.
4. Explain a topic or argument in the field orally using a selective case study approach.
5. Synthesize material from a range of cutting-edge and classic scholarly sources relevant to a topic or argument in the field, balancing general argument and evidence.
Indicative AssessmentOne 4,000 word essay (55% in total) [Learning Outcomes 3 & 5] with an assessed development cycle including:
- One-page problem statement, 200 words (5%)
- Tentative bibliography, 750 words (10%)
- Rough draft, 1000 words (5%)
- Final draft, 4000 words (35%)
Three quizzes, each worth 10% (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
One 6-minute tutorial presentation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 2 & 4]
Participation (5%) [Learning Outcome 3].
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WorkloadOne 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 7 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3730||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|