|Course code module||MBIO2002|
|Study load (hours)||112|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Basic knowledge of Behavioural Biology
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Students are able to record, analyse and interpret animal sounds. They have insight into the diversity, evolution and function of animal sounds.
3. Course content
The utilisation of acoustic signals by various taxa plays a central role. During formal lectures and seminars the student will be introduced to the variety, function and evolution of sounds. How sound research can play a part in the aims of conservation will also be covered. Students will have the opportunity to record, analyse and interpret sounds themselves during on an individual basis and/or group practical lessons.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesSeminars (possible question and answer sessions)Skills training
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in group
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignments(Interim) tests
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Syllabus, scientific papers
7. Recommended reading - study material
The lecturer (as well as the teaching assistants) can always be contacted when students have questions or need additional information.