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Undergraduate | LTU-ARC1THJ | 2023

The Human Journey: Archaeology and Evolution

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

Start dates

  • 31 July 2023

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About this subject

    1. Examine how new discoveries have changed our understanding of human evolution through time by outlining the history of archaeological and fossil discoveries.
    2. Be able to interpret differing views on the origins of humans.
    3. Identify the primary scientific methods that influence our understanding of key events in human evolution with a focus upon archaeological and fossil case studies.
    4. Define what it means to be human through an understanding the behavioural and cognitive evolution of our ancestors.
    5. Examine the sensitivities surrounding discussions of our human origins and the importance of understanding our shared ancestry in the modern world.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed HUS1THJ (The Human Journey) are ineligible to enrol in this subject

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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