• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Biology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alison Behie
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This seminar course will provide honours students with a foundation in theory related to the different areas of biological anthropology including bioarchaeology, human biology, human evolution and primatology. By writing papers, conducting seminar presentations and leading discussions on select topics you will develop in depth knowledge of theories and the ability to critically analyse them in light of current research. The overall goal of the course is to help you evaluate your own research in light of central theoretical issues in Biological Anthropology.

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. Explain principal theories in one or more area of biological anthropology including bioarchaeology, human biology, human evolution and primatology
  2. Critically evaluate and analyse these theories in light of current research in Biological Anthropology
  3. Engage in meaningful discussions about the strengths and controversies of Biological Anthropology theories
  4. Effectively articulate ideas in written and oral formats

Indicative Assessment

2 x 4,000 word research essays 50% (25% each) (LO 1, 2, 4)

2 x 40 minute presentations based on research essays 40% (20% each) (LO 1, 2, 4)

Discussion participation   10% (LO 3)

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Workload

3 contact hours per week plus work to make up 260 hours over the semester.


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts).

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.


Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
12 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
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $6552
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $8736
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
3990 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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