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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 12/05/2015
PSYC1063-1  Social ethology

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Anthropology, in-depth approach, 1st year3
Master in Anthropology, Teaching Focus, 1st year3
Master in Anthropology, specialized approach in applied anthropology, 1st year3
Master en anthropologie, à finalité spécialisée en anthropologie des dynamiques sociales et du développement, 1st year3
Master in Biology of organism and ecology, in-depth approach, 2nd year3
Master in Psychology, professional focus in social, work and organizations psychology, 2nd year3
Master in Psychology, Professional Focus in Cognitive and Behavioural Neurosciences, 2nd year3
Master en sciences psychologiques, à finalité spécialisée en psychologie clinique, 2nd year3
Lecturer :  Marie-Claude Huynen
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the second semester
Course contents :  
History of the evolutionary theory in relation to social behaviour (Darwinian theory, socio-biology and socio-ecology). Mechanisms of sexual selection and social stuctures, altruism, nepotism, parental investment, kin recognition, infanticide....
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Discuss the question of social behaviour in the context of evolution. Proceed to the critical examination of recent developments. Bibliographical synthesis and oral presentations
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
General ethology
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Theoretical lectures and seminars based on bibliographical syntheses
Recommended or required readings :  
Reading file of selected chapters and articles
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Bibliographical synthesis (70 %), oral presentation and discussion ((30%)
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
4 sessions of lecture of 2hours, followed by the individual supervision of personnal synthesis and discussion on oral communication.
Contacts :  
Marie-Claude Huynen : 04/366.51.12


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