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bio730 - Introductory Evolutionary Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Introductory Evolutionary Biology
Modulkürzel bio730
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
Gerlach, Gabriele (Module responsibility)
Ahlrichs, Wilko (Module counselling)
Bininda-Emonds, Olaf (Module counselling)
Albach, Dirk Carl (Module counselling)
von Hagen, Klaus Bernhard (Module counselling)
BSc Biology
Skills to be acquired in this module
Knowledge of current subjects in Evolution Biology
Study and critical assessment of the scientific literature
Learning the molecular genetic and morphological methods
Improvement of English proficiency
Module contents
A lecture imparts evolution biological theories, methods and research results (bioinformatics, morphological and molecular phylogeny, population genetics, selection, adaptation).
In the seminar, research papers are presented and discussed.
In the laboratory course/exercises, students learn molecular genetic and morphological methods applied to determine the variability of individuals, populations or species. Data are analysed and interpreted with the aid of computers.
Futuyama D. Evolutionary Biology, Elsevier, Hartl & Clark Priciples of Population Genetics, Sinauer
Additional literature depending on how the respective area of work develops.
Languages of instruction
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 3 42
Exercises 4 56
Seminar 1 14
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 112 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
1. Written examination(s) (60 %)
2. Presentation(s) 40 %
Regular active participation is required for the module to be passed.