- Code BIAN8005
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Biological Anthropology
- Areas of interest Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Biology
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Alison Behie
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
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 AssessmentResearch 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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Workload130 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
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