Core module: "Social behavior and communication" (12 C, 14 SWS) [M.Bio.308]
Learning outcome: Basic knowledge of social behavior, communication and cognition of animals, especially primates. Overview of methods used in this field of research. Application of comparative methods of analysis. Integration of current scientfic research in a historical context.
Core skills: Design and realization of behavioral studies, project management, computer-based data collection, statistical analyses, presentation of scientific issues in oral and written form.
Courses and examinations
1. Lecture: "Social behavior and communication" (2 SWS)
2. Seminar: "Social behavior and communication" (2 SWS)
3. Methods course: "Social behavior and communication including a two-week excursion" (10 SWS)
Prerequisite for examination: Continuous participation in seminar and lecture,
Core module M.Bio.306 or key competence module M.Bio.346 "Introduction to behavioral biology" is required.
Number of repeat examinations permitted
Module applicable in the following degree programmes
MA Developmental, Neural, and Behavioral Biology
Course frequency: Academic Term
English; German in agreement with participants
Maximum number of students
Workload: 360 h (196/164 h, Attendance time/Self-study time)
Person responsible for module
Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer, Prof. Dr. Julia Ostner