Advanced module "Social behavior, communication and cognition" (12 C, 20 SWS) [M.Bio.318]
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.
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
Prerequisite for examination:
Examinations: oral examination (ca. 30 minutes)
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
One or two semester(s)
English or German
Maximum number of students
Workload: 360 h (280/80 h, Attendance time/Self-study time)
Person responsible for module
Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer