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Science, culture and origins (6 points)


Leader: Dr N Nichols (Physiology)

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Evolution of the human species as seen from the fossil record, living primates, and indigenous cultures. The connection between nineteenth-century ideas on evolution and the emergence of a particular view of 'race'. The meaning of 'race' today and the impact of science on society. How and why particular scientific approaches emerge, develop and become dominant. Alternative approaches to understanding human and social systems. Evolution of the brain and mind in human development.

Assessment: Group project: 30% + Essay: 30% + Written examination: 40%

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