Core module: "Behavioral biology" (12 C, 14 SWS) [M.Bio.307]
Learning outcome: Profound knowledge of determinants and mechanisms of behaviour. Principles of the evolutionary approach in behavioral analyses. Profound practical knowledge of methods important for behavioral biology.
Core skills: Students should be able to present and discuss scientific issues in oral and written form. They should also be able to plan and realize simple projects and experiments from the field of behavioral biology. They should know how to gather and analyse quantitative data with various technical tools.
Courses and examinations
1. Lecture: "Behavioral biology" (3 SWS)
2. Seminar: "Behavioral biology" (1 SWS)
3. Methods course: "Behavioral biology" with the possibility to do parts of the course in Madagascar or Peru (10 SWS)
Prerequisite for examination: oral representation within the seminar, protocol of the practical work
Examination: written homework (ca. 10 pages)
Number of repeat examinations permitted
Module applicable in the following degree programmes
MA Developmental, Neural, and Behavioral Biology
MA Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution
Course frequency: Academic Term
One semester. Parts of practical courses located in Madagascar or Peru take place in August and/or September.
English; German in agreement with participants
Maximum number of students
12 (DNB) + 4 (BEE)
Workload: 360 h (196/164 h, Attendance time/Self-study time)
Person responsible for module
Dr. Claudia Fichtel