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300361 SE+UE Practical Course: Human Behavioral Biology (2016S)

6.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Attendance compulsory!


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



Preparatory meeting: Monday, March 7, 2016 2 p.m. (s.t.), attendance compulsory, Conference room at the Dept. of Anthropology (Raum 2.010), UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien.

Weekly meetings: on Mondays from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Conference room at the Dept. of Anthropology (Room 2.010), UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien.

Laboratory days and individual meetings by arrangement.

Deadline for the term paper: August 31, 2016.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This practical course is directed towards advanced students in Anthropology. Students acquire knowledge on how to derive and investigate a research question, develop suitable questionnaires and behavior catalogues, observe behavior and -- this term for the first time -- conduct genetic analysis (SNPs), followed by statistical analysis and interpretation of the results. Progress will be reported via oral presentations. The course will conclude with a term paper matching the format of an original research article.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation, homework, interim and final presentation, term paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A minimum of 50 points is required for the successful completion of the course. The single components are weighted as follows: regular attendance and active participation (20 points), oral presentations including slides (20 points), term paper (60 points).

Examination topics

Continuous assessment of course work (prüfungsimmanent)!

Reading list

Will be handed out during the course.

Association in the course directory

MAN W2 , MAN 3

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