Universität Wien FIND

300227 VO Primatology (2019W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

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Thursday 03.10. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 10.10. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 17.10. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 24.10. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 31.10. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 07.11. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 14.11. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 28.11. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 05.12. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 09.01. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 16.01. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Thursday 23.01. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG

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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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

to impart basic the knowledge of the order primates

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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