Universität Wien FIND

300006 VO Primatology (2021W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 14.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 21.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 28.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 04.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 11.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 18.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 25.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 02.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 09.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 16.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 13.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 20.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Thursday 27.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course includes 5 chapters. Chapter 1 entitled What are Primates? portrays the general characteristics, the geographical distribution including ecological and diet questions, and will focus on classification systems from the end of the 19th century to the presence. Chapter 2 entitled Primate Origin discusses the evolutionary beginning of primates - where and when did they originate? Chapter 3 entitled Structure and Function. Part one of the chapter discusses external morphological characters, the special senses, and the central nerve system. Part two gives basic information of different teeth kinds and functions, of comparative dental formulae, different types of adapted digestion systems in relation to diet intake. Part three and four includes various types of locomotion and different sequences in reproduction. Chapter 4 entitled Social Behavior introduces main knowledge about group size and composition, the use of space in primate groups, communication, sexual behavior, dominance, and raises the question why primates live in groups. Chapter 5 entitled Profiles of Primates describes briefly the species of 57 genera of living non-human primates.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam, candidates select a chapter or a specific topic of the lecture and write an assay, 500 to 700 words. The candidates have to email their work to the lecturer during the examination day.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To improve basic knowledge in primatology

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

BAN 3, BBO 8, BMG 10, BMB 10, BOE 11, BPB 11, BZO 11, EC EA PM1, UF BU 10

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