- Total units 24 Units
- Minor code HUEB-MIN
- Academic career Undergraduate
This Minor is designed to give students a clear understanding of the basic principles underlying evolutionary process, and how these have influenced, and continue to influence the evolution of the human species over the past seven million years. Students in this minor will develop skills to understand the evolution of human anatomy, behaviour and disease and how these set our species apart from other animals.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the processes of natural selection, adaptation and speciation that underpin the evolution of humans.
- Discuss how evolutionary processes have molded human behaviour and anatomy.
- Critically evaluate hypotheses regarding the past evolution of our species and the selective pressures acting on extant human populations.
This minor requires the completion of 24 units which must include:
12 units from completion of the following course(s):
|The Human Voyage: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
|Biology 1: Evolution, Ecology and Genetics
6 units from completion of the following course(s):
A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:
|Nutrition, Disease and the Environment
|BIAN 2131: Evolution of Parenting
|Evolution and Human Behaviour
|Ancient Health & Disease
|Primate Ecology and Behaviour
|Ecology of Health and Disease
|Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology
|Genetics of Human Disease 1
|Evolution of Biodiversity