Advanced module "Social behavior, communication and cognition" (12 C, 20 SWS) [M.Bio.318]

Learning outcome
Insights into practical research in behavioral biology. Advaced knowledge of planning and realization of a scientific experiment in the field of social behavior, communication and cognition of mammals. Dealing with current research programs.

Core skills
Research and consideration of the basics (text book knowledge) and published original papers in the specific field of research. Documentation of execution and results of the experiments. Critical evaluation of advantages and disadvantages of the applied techniques and of the obtained results. Statistical analysis. Team work.

Courses and examinations

  • Methods course, 7 weeks, in laboratories of the participating departments

  • Prerequisite for examination:
  • testified protocol

  • Examinations: oral examination (ca. 30 minutes)

    Selection options

    Admission requirements
    Core module M.Bio.306 "Introduction to behavioral biology" and
    Core module M.Bio.308 "Social behavior and communication"
    recommended: Core module M.Bio.307 "Behavioral biology"

    Number of repeat examinations permitted

    Module applicable in the following degree programmes
    MA Developmental, Neural, and Behavioral Biology

    Course frequency: Academic Term
    each semester

    One or two semester(s)

    English or German
    Literature: English

    Maximum number of students

    Workload: 360 h (280/80 h, Attendance time/Self-study time)

    Person responsible for module
    Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer