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The First Year Lectures


c. ten per week Tutorials


Normally one to two per week Exams


Five written papers taken at the end of the year


Courses


The Biology of Organisms Genetics and Evolution


Society, Culture and Environment Sociology and Demography Quantitative Methods for the Human Sciences


Maija Sequeira Just finished St John’s College


Human Sciences is a truly multi-disciplinary degree, and is therefore great for anyone not wanting to nar- row what they study down too much.


As well as giving students a solid scientific grounding in human physiology and genet- ics, and in what these suggest about our evolutionary history, it focuses on under- standing humans as the hugely social be- ings that we are. We are taught to consider the place of humans in the global eco-


system, and to compare humans to other organisms, and primates in particular.


The further you progress through the course, the more interesting it becomes as you discover how the different areas of study link together. Choosing from the huge range of options available in third year is hard, but allows HumSci’s to specialise a bit more and study something they find especially exciting.


If you are an inquisitive person who is intrigued by the differences and similari- ties across different human groups (and who loved the BBC series Human Planet.) then Human Sciences could be the perfect course for you.


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