- Code BIAN3127
- 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 Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Biology, Environmental Science
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Alison Behie
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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The course begins with surveying general principles of ecology and behaviour, and quickly progresses to a consideration of how these apply in turn to lemurs, lorises and galagos, tarsiers, New and Old World monkeys, and apes, because the meaning and relevance of theory are best appreciated in context.ï¿½ Students will be expected to apply the principles of behavioural evolution to primates, and to understand all groups in outline and a few groups in some depth.
There will be visits to the National Zoo and Aquarium and to undertake a project to collect behavioural data for assessment. There will be a (optional) visit to Taronga Zoo.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
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. Use case studies to effectively illustrate a theoretical concept in primate behaviour and articulate your ideas orally
5. Summarise key points from a scientific article and link back to material regarding common principles of non-human primate species biology
Indicative AssessmentOne 2500 word essay (25%) (LO 3)
One 500 word essay proposal (5%) (LO 3)
One 30 minute Tutorial presentation ( 20%) (LO 4)
Four 300 word Tutorial portfolio assignments (4 x 5% = 20%) (LO 5)
Two 40 minute midterm exams (15% each x 2 = 30%) (LO,1,2)
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Two hours of lectures, one hour of film, one hour of tutorial and six hours of private study each week.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3288||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|