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300352 VO Animal Social Cognition (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

First Meeting will be held on 09.10.2020 at 14:00 in Seminar Room 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien, Z2.027 1. OG

Friday 09.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 16.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 23.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 30.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 06.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 13.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 20.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 27.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 04.12. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 11.12. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Friday 18.12. 14:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course focuses on ‘higher forms’ of cognition (also known as complex cognition) and its expression in the social domain. Skills such as imitation, deception, language and culture are often considered as human-specific. Recent research reveals building blocks of these abilities not only in primates but also in some distantly related animals, raising the possibility that higher cognitive skills have evolved multiple times. The lecture course provides an overview of recent concepts and methods, and is structured in three units (social complexity, social knowledge, social learning). It aims to raise awareness for an evolutionary perspective to cognition and the proper use of the comparative approach.

Assessment and permitted materials

Exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Lecture, structured in three main units (social complexity, social knowledge, social learning)

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Association in the course directory

MVN W-12, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04,

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