THE HUMAN JOURNEY
Credit points: 15
Discussions about humanity's origins pre-date the realisation that material traces of the deep past, in the form of artefacts and fossils, actually exist. During the nineteenth century, the ideas of the Enlightenment scholars, and their Ancient Greek and Roman predecessors, collided with the scientific study of our origins. This subject explores how stories about our origins are written, focusing on how we reconcile intuitively plausible accounts of our past with the rigours of scientific methodology. Three major events in the human journey are studied: the origin of Homo erectus approximately 2 million years ago, the Neanderthals of Ice Age Europe, and origin of modern humans and their complex material culture.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNicola Stern
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesOnline questions and quizzes; essay, tutorial exercises and discussions
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola Stern
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 0.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Online weekly quizzes (equivalent to 2000 words)
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Essay (2000 words)
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