• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Biological Anthropology
  • Minor code HUEB-MIN
Human Evolutionary Biology Minor

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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. explain the processes of natural selection, adaptation and speciation that underpin the evolution of humans;

  2. discuss how evolutionary processes have molded human behaviour and anatomy; and

  3. critically evaluate hypotheses regarding the past evolution of our species and the selective pressures acting on extant human populations.

Relevant Degrees

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units which must include:

12 units from the completion of the following course(s):

BIOL1003 - Biology 1: Evolution, Ecology and Genetics (6 units)

BIAN1001 - The Human Voyage: Introduction to Biological Anthropology (6 units)

6 units from the completion of the following course(s):

BIAN3113 - Human Evolution (6 units)

A minimum of 6 units from the completion of the following list:

BIOL3131 - Behavioural Ecology (6 units)

BIAN2119 - Nutrition, Disease and the Environment (6 units)

BIAN3124 - Evolution and Human Behaviour (6 units)

BIAN3125 - Ancient Health and Disease (6 units)

BIAN3127 - Primate Ecology and Behaviour (6 units)

BIOL3206 - Evolution of Biodiversity (6 units)

BIOL3204 - Genetics of Human Disease 1 (6 units)

MEDN3186 - Human Anatomy (6 units)

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