BIOS2000 – Animal Behaviour 1
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course will give an introduction to animal behaviour, such as the nurture-nature controversy, motivation, communication, personality, and mate choice. The course is useful for anybody that wish to have a broader background in physiology, ecology and evolution to understand behaviour, such as students in biology, medicine, psychology, and anthropology. The subject is also popular for teaching in school.
When you have finished the course, you should have:
- knowledge about animal behaviour in light of ecology and evolution
- knowledge about genetic and physiological mechanisms, and development of individual behaviour
- become familiar with terms and concepts such as proximate and ultimate explanations, fitness, altruism, optimality, and game theory
- knowledge required for doing a master on the subject
Admission to the course
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
Special admission requirements
In addition to fulfilling theHigher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
- Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
- Physics (1+2)
- Chemistry (1+2)
- Biology (1+2)
- Information technology (1+2)
- Geosciences (1+2)
- Technology and theories of research (1+2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies(in Norwegian).
Recommended previous knowledge
It is an advantage with some biological background.
- 10 credits overlap with BIO4081 – Animal Behaviour 1 (discontinued).
- 10 credits overlap with BIO3081 – Animal Behaviour 1 (continued).
Attendance is mandatory for the first lecture. This also applies for those on the waiting list. You will lose your seat on the course if notice is not given to the student administration email@example.com prior to the first lecture.
- Final written digital exam, 4 hours, which counts 100% towards the final grade.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: