• 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, Forensic Anthropology , Biology

This course focuses on the anatomy of the human skeleton and techniques in human identification: age-at-death, sex, stature, ancestry, pathology, trauma, stature, handedness and habitual behaviours. There is a very strong practical emphasis with two thirds of contact time spent in the skeletal laboratory. Acquired skills will be of value to any students interested in skeletal studies including vertebrate biology, comparative skeletal anatomy, medicine, palaeontology, fine arts, human and primate evolution, forensic sciences and archaeology.

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. Meet the stipulated course aims
  2. Become familiar and comfortable with a broad sample of scholarship in this disciplinary area
  3. Augment their ability to think critically about basic assumptions and conceptual frameworks in this field
  4. Develop skills in oral presentations, including debate, and in writing

Indicative Assessment

Literature and practical assessments through the semester (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Final practical/lab exams (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1-2]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

12 units of ARCH, BIAN, BIOL or PREH. Incompatible with BIAN3011/BIAN6517

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 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
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3444
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
3434 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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