• 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
    • AsPr Alison Behie
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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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:

  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; and
  4. effectively articulate ideas in written and oral formats

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research essays (2 x 4000 words , 25% each) (50) [LO 1,2,4]
  2. Presentations based on research essays ( 2 x 40 minute 20% each) (40) [LO 1,2,4]
  3. Discussion participation (10) [LO 3]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 144 units of Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR) courses or be studying Bachelor of Arts Honours (HARTS or HART2) or Bachelor of Asian Studies Honours (HASIA), or with permission of the convener.

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.


Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
12 units

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Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
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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
2607 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In-Person and Online N/A

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