Courses



Elective Modules
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Elective Module 1: Fundamentals of Sanitary Engineering and Waste Management (5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to present and classify ecological concepts and techniques.
Elective Module 2: Water and Sediment Management (5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to explain and evaluate the dynamics of water and sediment transport in mountain areas.
Elective Module 3: Waste Management (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students understand biological treatment technologies in waste management and to implement their knowledge using practical examples.
Elective Modulel 4: Technologies for the Management of Mountain Areas (5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to explain and compare the functions and use of technologies.
Elective Module 5: Environmental Biotechnology (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students know environmental problems caused by inherited waste, incidents and local and op-erational emissions, and biotechnical procedures of prevention or sanitation.
Elective Module 6: Advanced Landscape Ecology (5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to analyse and assess landscape patterns with scientific methods.
Elective Module 7: Global Change Ecology (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to link, evaluate and communicate the backgrounds and developments of global change and its interactions with ecological processes.
Elective Module 8: Stable Isotopes in Ecology (2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students understand the theory of stable isotopes and know to apply them to analyse ecological issues.
Elective Module 9: Biodiversity of Aquatic and Terrestrial Habitats (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to analyse and evaluate local, regional and global patterns of biodiversity in terrestrial and aquatic habitats and their causes, adaptions and relevance for eco-processes.
Elective Module 11: Soil Quality and Soil Fertility (5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to explain abiotic and biotic components of soil fertility and to practically apply their knowledge.
Elective Module 12: Agroecosystems (5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students have in-depth knowledge of the carbon, nutrient and water cycle and the energy balance of agroecosystems in mountain areas. On that basis, they know how to develop sustainable agricultural production.
Elective Module 14: Interdisciplinary Excursion (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to deal with a special issue and thus recognize multi- and transdisciplinary interactions between a habitat and its social and political environment, to abstract general con-nections and to transfer to new situations.
Elective Module 15: Sociological Aspects in Regional Development (5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are able to analyse the dynamics of regional development processes in terms of socio-logical perspectives. They know how to term and categorize suitable methods and tools.
Elective Moduel 16: Nature and Water Protection in Practice (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students understand the procedure of natural and water protection by means of case examples and to apply their knowledge in a special project.
Elective Module 17: Use and Protection of Mountain Ecosystems (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students understand the fundamentals of nature protection and to apply their knowledge in practice.
Elective Module 18: Quantitative Techniques and Data Analysis in Ecology (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students know how to commonly solve statistical issues.
Elective Module 19: Philosophy of Science and Gender Research (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: keine
Learning Outcome: Students are able to describe and discuss scientific characteristics of biology as well as its relationship to other disciplines and its history in terms of gender research as well as scientific ethics.

Notes:
  • There may still be changes in the courses offered as well as room allocation and course dates.
  • The course descriptions found in the English version of the course catalogue are for informational purposes only. Authoritative information can be found in the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" (German version of the course catalogue).