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:
- Master basic principles related to the evolution of parenting and childcare adaptations in humans and other animals.
- Discuss the idea that evolutionary theory can help explain variation in parenting and childcare behaviour within and between human societies.
- Develop a critical perspective on an independent study topic related to the evolution of parenting and childcare.
- Explain a topic or argument in the field orally using a selective case study approach.
- Interpret material from a range of scholarly sources relevant to a topic or argument in the field, balancing general argument and evidence.
Indicative AssessmentOne 3,000 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, 3000 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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