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. The unit is designed to develop critical thinking and debate about selected, currently topical concepts in Zoology through a series of structured readings, self-guided research and group discussions. The emphasis is on improving skills in finding and collating scientific evidence, understanding and evaluating competing arguments, and integrating and presenting scientific arguments in a professional manner.
This unit starts from an advanced undergraduate level base, but includes personalized, additional learning tasks to facilitate learning outcomes at a postgraduate level.
|Unit name||Advanced Biology and Society|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Teaching Pattern||2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical/workshop weekly (13 wks)|
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