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ANTH3907: Specialised Aspects of Evolutionary Anthropology 6 (10 credits)
|Type||Open||Level||3||Credits||10||Availability||Available in 2022/23||Module Cap||None.||Location||Durham
- ANTH2061 Evolution, Variation and Adaptation OR ANTH2071 Our Place in Nature
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To develop an understanding of specialised aspects of evolutionary anthropology, chosen from a list of topics representing the main areas of research in the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group.
- One topic, as available. It is envisaged that 6-8 topics will be offered annually, selected to be representative of the core research areas in evolutionary anthropology, which may include:
- Social evolution
- Cognitive evolution
- Cultural evolution
- Forensic anthropology
- Primate evolution and diversity
- Primate ecology and behaviour
- Simulating social processes
- Cognitive anthropology
- Palaeoanthropology and palaeoecology
- Life history theory
- Primate reproductive ecology
- Primate conservation
- At the end of the module, students will be able to: ï‚§
- Demonstrate advanced levels of current knowledge and intensive understanding in one specific area of evolutionary anthropology research.
- Deploy analytical skills specific to specialised aspects under study in the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group.
- Be competent in accessing and assimilating specialised research literature of an advanced nature.
- In depth knowledge of a particular area of evolutionary anthropology, with emphasis on interpretation and comprehensive understanding of primary data.
- Preparation and effective communication of research methods, data, interpretation and arguments in written form.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module
- Classes will integrate lecture, tutorial and practical components, with the balance dictated by appropriateness to the research topic in question.
- Lecture elements will provide students with an outline of key knowledge and debates in the topic area, discuss the literature that students should explore, and provide relevant examples and cases studies.
- Tutorial elements will develop topics introduced in lectures and required reading to analyse aspects or case studies in greater depth and to prepare students for their summative assignment.
- Practical components will provide students with hands-on experience of the research.
- Student preparation and reading time will allow engagement with specific references in advance of tutorials and general and particular reading related to the assessment, which will be a written assignment (such as an essay or report).
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Classes||15||Specified in module handbook||1||15|
|Preparation and Reading||85|
|Component: Assignment||Component Weighting: 100%|
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Formative guidance on assessments may differ by topic, and full details will be provided in classes. Typical formatives may include presenting ideas related to your assignment topic in class, or an extended essay plan.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University