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300020 SE Seminar on current topics in behavioural biology (2020W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the first appointment (introduction) will probably take place online. The seminar day on Dec. 17th will be held in attendance.

Thursday 22.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 17.12. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 2, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.010 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the Seminar is to provide a basic understanding for behavioural biology, including relevant knowledge and new perspectives. This is a literature seminar which requires the active participation of the students with respect to the following issues:
1. working on an own topic (selection of topics is provided)
2. presentation of the chosen topic
3. participation in the discussion
4. participation in general feedback/reflection
5. presentation of the topic as a science slam
Each contribution takes 30 min (20 min lecture, 10 min discussion). Topics will be announced on Moodle in time. The choice is free and happens during the first meeting. It is warmly recommended to get familiar with the topics in advance.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar lecture. Each contribution takes about 30 min (20 min presentation, 10 min discussion in plenum). The quality of the lecture, clarity of presentation, understanding of the content and active participation in the discussion and feedback round are part of the performance evaluation.
Clarity of the presentation and understanding of the content during both, the presentation and the slam, active participation in the discussion as well as in the feedback round are part of the performance evaluation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The grading system will be announced during the course.

Examination topics

Basic understanding of the contents of all papers proposed.

Reading list

Will be available on Moodle to the registered participants.

Association in the course directory

MVN W-6, MAN 3, UF BU 10

Last modified: Tu 13.10.2020 15:30