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Studied online with Macquarie University and Open Universities, Science of Sex is relevant for anyone studying a course in science, anthropology, education, psychology, sociology, or communication. This unit will examine sex through a scientific lens, giving you a thorough understanding of the evolution of sexual reproduction and the many different mating systems found in nature.
The scope of this unit is quite broad and you’ll cover a variety of examples (some outlandish and downright weird) from the plant and animal kingdoms. Simultaneously you will be given a deeper look at the biology of sex and the sexual behaviour of human beings as well as our animal counterparts.
Different and varied mating systems, rituals and reproductive processes will be studied in this unit, ultimately providing you with a broad knowledge of the science of sex.
Students must have completed four level 1 units prior to enrolling in this unit.
In this behavioural science unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course/s:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will teach you the current correct biological language to describe reproductive systems and mating rituals used in the animal world. You will also learn about plant reproductive cycles and human mating systems.
You will leave this unit with knowledge of sexual reproduction and its importance in the evolutionary chain and have knowledge of different species and the way they mate.
You will also be able to read and understand certain scientific papers and journal articles which are a part of this unit and contain language particular to the fields of biology, and you will leave this unit with some basic behavioural science knowledge.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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