Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL3018: Sex and Death: Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
What is evolution?
Evolutionary explanations of human nature
Altruism and group selection
Adaptation and function
Genes, genetics and molecular biology
Evolution and development
Ecology: biodiversity, niche construction, conservation
Species and the tree of life
Philosophy of biology in practice
Summarizing philosophy of biology; revision; essay and exam discussion.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||16.5||The module will be taught and learned via weekly one-and-a-half-hour seminars, which will consist of a one-hour lecture followed by a half-hour tutorial. The tutorial will incorporate student presentations as well as further discussion of the lecture material|
|Guided Independent study||133.5||A variety of activities directed by module convener.|
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