Universität Wien FIND

300360 SE Hominid evolution (2020S)

2.00 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

Tuesday 03.03. 16:00 - 17:15 Seminarraum (Kickoff Class)
Tuesday 26.05. 16:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum
Tuesday 16.06. 16:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum


Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar is building upon the previous knowledge in hominid evolution and requests a deepened study of a selected subject in this context. Topics span from anatomical aspects (bipedalism, brain, mastication, metabolism, etc.) and specific issues of the known hominoid groups (systematics, morphology, ecology, behaviour, artefacts, etc.) to cross links in the context of evolutionary science (genetics, dating, evolutionary theories, religion, etc.).

Assessment and permitted materials

Plenary talk and written essay

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It is of special importance that students will take up their own position which they will defend during general discussion

Examination topics

Instructed literature search, ~ 20 minutes plenary talk, discussion, writing of an essay.

Reading list

Im jeweiligen Zusammenhang mit dem gewählten Thema

Association in the course directory


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