- Code BIAN4010
- Unit Value 12 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, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Biology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Katharine Balolia
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- explain principal theories in one or more area of biological anthropology including bioarchaeology, human biology, human evolution and primatology;
- critically evaluate and analyse these theories in light of current research in Biological Anthropology;
- engage in meaningful discussions about the strengths and controversies of Biological Anthropology theories; and
- effectively articulate ideas in written and oral formats
- Research essays (2 x 4000 words , 25% each) (50) [LO 1,2,4]
- Presentations based on research essays ( 2 x 40 minute 20% each) (40) [LO 1,2,4]
- Discussion participation (10) [LO 3]
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260 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks; and b) 224 hours of independent and/or directed student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Completion of a cognate major.
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