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BIOA401 Advanced Biological Anthropology

Advanced studies in biological anthropology, with a particular emphasis on human variation in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia - molecular and biocultural approaches.

This paper will help you develop the theoretical knowledge, and analytical and practical skills to become an independent researcher in biological anthropology.

Paper title Advanced Biological Anthropology
Paper code BIOA401
Subject Biological Anthropology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,409.28
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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BIOA 301

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Teaching staff

2023 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.

Paper Structure

BIOA 401 is made up of tutorial/seminar sessions, practical lab sessions, and research group meetings.

This paper is fully internally assessed.

Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Evaluate the literature on and learn to understand the fundamental principles of evolutionary theory and its relevance to biological anthropology
  • Develop skills in effective presentation and communication of scientific principles
  • Understand ethical considerations around anthropological research

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 11, 13, 16, 18-19, 21, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40
Monday 14:00-16:50 10-14, 16-22