his unit examines contemporary theories and concepts in ecology and evolutionary biology in terms of the ways that these ideas are used to inform both scientific progress and public debate. Modern biological theories are profoundly affecting such things as the ways in which we view developmental biology, macroevolution, conservation, the impacts of introduced species and the role of Darwinism in social policy. Through a series of structured readings, self-guided research and group discussions you will develop, to an advanced level, your cognitive, technical and communication skills to critically analyse and synthesise complex information and concepts or theories and their application to different bodies of knowledge or practice. Assignments will demonstrate your mastery in using primary literature to critique and apply such information in addressing current debates about the application of evolutionary and ecological theories to public policty and discourse. This will allow you to demonstrate an advanced level of scientific communication skills and understanding of scientific reasoning as applied to ecology and evolutionary biology.
|Unit name||Advanced Biology and Society|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Assoc Prof LA Barmuta
Other School of Biological Sciences staff
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,354.00||010900|
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2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical/workshop weekly (13 wks)
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