Universität Wien FIND

300010 VO Social Systems (2019W)

Social Systems in vertebrates with special emphasis on mechanismus - behaviour - brain-personality-stress, etc.

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.11. 12:00 - 14:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Friday 08.11. 12:00 - 14:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 14.11. 12:00 - 14:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Friday 15.11. 12:00 - 14:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Friday 22.11. 12:00 - 14:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 28.11. 12:00 - 14:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Friday 29.11. 12:00 - 14:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Thursday 05.12. 12:00 - 14:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG
Friday 06.12. 12:00 - 14:00 COSB Seminarraum, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.022 2.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Living with conspecifics seems to be the default option in vertebrates; the basic neuronal and physiological structures and functions were conservatively maintained from the advent of gnathostome fishes till today, over at least 450 mio years of Phylogeny. In the homoeothermic vertebrate phyla (birds and mammals) we see an increasing role of cognitive mechanisms in decision making and impulse control and vice versa, social complexity became an important driver of big and able brains. The course will start with an overview over the patterns of social systems in animals including humans and will mainly concentrate to the on the structures and Mechanisms employed in sociality.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (max. 60 min), with 5-6 questions (no multiple choice), resulting in max. 10 points per question. At least one of the questions refers to the papers discussed during the course. The date of the first exam (approx. 1 week after the end of the course) will be discussed in the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Aims are to provide evolutionary explanations for living together and to integrate evolutionary functions with proximate mechanisms.

Examination topics

Ppt presentation (will be made available via moodle), discussions, integration of scholarly key peer review publications.

Reading list

Ein Querschnitt durch die möglichen Lehrbücher wird in der Vorlesung besprochen. Weitere relevante Unterlagen sowie die ppt Präsentation wird den registrierten Hörern über Moodle zugängig gemacht.

Association in the course directory

MVN W-6, MZO W-2, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04,

Last modified: Fr 08.11.2019 11:28