• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Katharine Balolia
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
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This course provides students with an opportunity to undertake detailed study of a chosen original topic situated within a sub-field of primatology and/or palaeoanthropology. In collaboration with the Course Convenor, students individually choose one key topic of interest to them and focus on a program of directed readings and regular discussions.

Students may enrol in this course more than once. This course is repeatable for credit, up to a maximum of 12 units, and if repeated must be repeated with a different topic each time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Understand the underlying principles of the primatology or palaeoanthropology sub-discipline identified for study;
  2. Develop the ability to critically review readings within the chosen primatology or palaeoanthropology sub-discipline and identify a topic for review; and
  3. Synthesise information from peer-reviewed literary sources to review a topic within the chosen sub-discipline of primatology or palaeoanthropology.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment to be negotiated within a guideline of 6000 words in total across all written assignments.
Suggested assessment format:
One page problem statement and annotated bibliography relevant to proposed essay, 1500 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Major essay, 4500 words (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]
 

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Workload

30 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 12 hours of contact over 12 weeks of one-to-one meetings; and
b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 6000/7000/8000-level Biological Anthropology (BIAN) courses.

You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2023 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $6180
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
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
4196 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7209 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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