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 (ca. 15 min)

Examination: written exam (ca. 90 minutes)

Selection options

Admission requirements

  • Core module M.Bio.306 or key competence module M.Bio.346 "Introduction to behavioral biology" is required.
  • Can´t be combined with key competence module M.Bio.347 bzw. M.Bio.367.

  • 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
    Each summer-semester

    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