Core module: "Introduction to behavioral biology" (12 C, 12 SWS) [M.Bio.306]
Learning outcome: Profound knowledge of basic concepts in behavioral biology with special emphasis on behavioral ecology, sociobiology and cognition. Special consideration of the quantitative aspect of behavioral research. Insights into essential methods from this field of research.
Core skills: Students should be able to present and discuss scientific issues in oral and written form. They should also be able to gather quantitative data in the context of simple questions from the field of behavioral biology (under guidance).
Courses and examinations
1. Lecture: "Introduction to behavioral biology" (3 SWS)
2. Seminar: "Concepts of behavioral biology" (1 SWS)
3. Methods course: "Methods in behavioral biology" (8 SWS)
Prerequisite for examination: Regular attendance and active participation, oral presentation within the seminar (30 min)
Examination: written examination (90 minutes)
Can´t be combined with key competence modules M.Bio.346 or M.Bio.366.
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
English; German in agreement with participants
Maximum number of students
12 (DNB) + 4 (BEE)
Workload: 360 h (168/192 h, Attendance time/Self-study time)
Person responsible for module
Dr. Matthias Markolf