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300040 SE Human Behavioral Biology: Current topics (2018S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 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 serve).


max. 15 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Attendance at the preparatory meeting and first course March 7, 11 a.m. is compulsory. Those who do not attend, will be deregistered so that students from the waiting list succeed.
Core dates as indicated below, additional appointments upon agreement.

Wednesday 07.03. 11:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum S1 Vienna Micro-CT Lab, Althanstraße 12-14 (Kickoff Class)
Monday 07.05. 12:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum S1 Vienna Micro-CT Lab, Althanstraße 12-14
Tuesday 08.05. 09:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum S1 Vienna Micro-CT Lab, Althanstraße 12-14


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar is based on students' literature research, presentations and discussions on modern human behavior and its evolution.
Students will have familiarized with the different types of data sources, methods and concepts for the reconstruction of our behavior as well as gained critical competence in their interpretation.

Assessment and permitted materials

Quality of a podium presentation, oral participation, and a final paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance, oral presentation, active participation in the discussion, final paper

Examination topics

Literature research, oral presentations, discussions

Reading list

Sapolsky R. M. 2017 Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. Penguin Press: New York.

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