- Code BIAN6115
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of this course, you should be able to
- Master the essentials of the factual groundwork presented in the course, especially in the lectures and the required readings; and demonstrate awareness of key facts and the contributions of pivotal authors in the literature on human ‘races' and on human genetic and phenotypic variation, viewed especially at a geographical and population level
- Place the ‘race' concept in its social and historical context, and demonstrate a secure grasp of fundamental concepts in general human, population and anthropological genetics
- Apply basic genetic principles to the solution of simple problems in the analysis of pedigrees, disease risk assessment and ratios of variants in populations
- Use a selective case study approach to explain a topic or argument in the field orally to your peers, in a clear, concise, analytical and evidence-based manner, couched so as to elicit discussion; and respond thoughtfully to the substance of peers' similar contributions
- Draw together material from a range of scholarly sources
relevant to a topic or proposition in the field, to form a unified text
which sets out your own independent, where appropriate critical,
assessment of that material, balancing general argument and supporting
Indicative AssessmentTutorial presentation (10%), two essays (2,500 words, 30% each), examination (30%).
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WorkloadNormally offered in odd-numbered years.
Up to 2 hours of lectures, 1 hour of tutorial and 1 hour of film/videos per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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