Courses & Units

Advanced Biology and Society KPZ715

Hobart

Introduction

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 policy 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.

Summary

Unit name Advanced Biology and Society
Unit code KPZ715
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Zoology
Coordinator

Assoc Prof LA Barmuta

Teaching staff

Staff of the School of Natural Sciences

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,200.00 010900

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KZA306
  • KPZ305
  • KZA706

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical/workshop weekly (13 wks)

Assessment

Assignments (100%)

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Textbooks

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