• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Biology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Katharine Balolia
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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This seminar course will provide you with a theoretical foundation in 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 and the research of others in light of central theoretical issues in Biological Anthropology.

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. Provide in-depth explanations of 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 how this relates to research issues; and
4. Effectively articulate ideas in written and oral formats.

Indicative Assessment

Research essays x 2, 2000 words each (25% each for a total of 50%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4
Presentations based on research essays x 2, 40 minutes each (20% each for a total of 40%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4
Discussion participation (10%) Learning Outcome 3
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
 a) 24 hours seminars over 12 weeks
 b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Requisite and Incompatibility

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.

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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.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3242 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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