Key competence module "Introduction to computer modeling and human cooperative behavior" (2 C, 2 SWS) [M.Bio.374]

Learning outcome and core skills
Students gain an overview of the main concepts and application of computer modeling with a focus on evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, sociobiology and cognition. Furthermore, students learn how to create computer models themselves and working with them. During the course the participants program their own models and hereby resolve predetermined questions. The model topics have a focus on the cooperative behavior in humans.

Examination requirements:
Ability to use computer models as a tool to answer biological questions
critical anlysis and discussion of simulation results

Courses and examinations
1. Exercise "Developing and creating evolutionary computer models" (1,5 SWS)
2. Seminar "Introduction to computer modeling and human cooperative behavior" (0,5 SWS)

Examination prerequisites: short oral presentation (10 min)

Examinations: Lab report (max. 4 pages)

Selection options

Admission requirements

Number of repeat examinations permitted

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

Course frequency: Academic Term
each winter semester

one semesters

English; German in agreement with participants

Maximum number of students

Workload: 60 h (24/36 h, Attendance time/Self-study time)

Person responsible for module
Prof. Dr. Dirk Semmann