Universität Wien FIND

300040 SE Human Behavioral Biology: Current topics (2020S)

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 served).


max. 15 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Kick-off meeting (compulsory): March 13th, 2020, 9:00 am, Konferenzraum Anthropologie
Presentations: June 8 and 9, 10:00 - 16:00, Konferenzraum Anthropologie

Friday 13.03. 09:00 - 10:00 Konferenzzimmer (Kickoff Class)
Monday 08.06. 11:00 - 16:00 Konferenzzimmer
Tuesday 09.06. 10:00 - 16:00 Konferenzzimmer


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 study of human 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 (in English), oral presentations (English or German), discussions (English and/or German).

Reading list

Richard Wrangham (2019) The Goodness Paradox -- The strange relationship between Virtue and and Violence in Human Evolution. Pantheon Books: New York.

Association in the course directory


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