Courses



Compulsory Modules (100 ECTS-AP)
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Compulsory Module 5: Botany 2 (5 ECTS-Credits; 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of Compulsory Modules 3 and 4
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module are able to categorise the vegetation types in Central Europe, address the most important representatives and know the most important types of algae, mosses, lichens and flowering plants. They know the most important crops and agricultural crops in consideration of ecological and cultivation issues for global food security.
Compulsory Module 7: Microbiology 2 (5 ECTS-Credits; 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of Compulsory Modules 2 and 3
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module know how to safely handle microorganisms and have the skills to apply fundamental microbial working techniques in the microbiological laboratory. They understand the fundamentals of medical microbiology and infectious diseases and know theoretical and practical aspects of hygiene.
Compulsory Module 8: Zoology 1 ( 5 ECTS-Credits; 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module understand the body plans of important animal groups and are able to compare them. They have the competence to independently elaborate and practically apply similar contents.
Compulsory Module 11: Ecology 2 (5 ECTS-Credits; 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of Compulsory Modules 5 and 10
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module are able to present and explain the diversity, ecological requirements and the niches and functions of plants and animals of selected native habitats as well as the fundamentals of environmental and nature protection. They have the competence to independently elaborate and practically apply similar contents.
Compulsory Module 12: Human Biology (7.5 ECTS-Credits; 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of Compulsory Module 2
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this Module understand the contents of the lectures and have the competence to reflect on them. They have the competence to independently elaborate and practically apply similar contents. They have knowledge of the biology, the anatomy, the physiology, the nutrition, the pathology, the psychosomatics and the sexuality of humans.
Compulsory Module 13: Molecular Biology (7.5 ECTS-Credits; 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of Compulsory Module 2
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module understand the contents of the lectures and have the competence to reflect on them. They have the competence to independently elaborate and practically apply similar contents. They have an overview of functions and structures of DNA, RNA and proteins as well as the regulation of translation, transcription and DNA-replication. They possess fundamental knowledge of methods and procedures of molecular biology, classical and molecular genetics and genetic engineering.
Compulsory Module 14: Global Change and Environment (5 ECTS-Credits; 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of Compulsory Modules 1 and 10
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module are able to present and explain the fundamentals of global ecology (in particular global changes and their interrelations with ecological processes, the conflict of ecology-economy, sustainable development, human ecology) and environmental toxicology. They have the competence to independently elaborate and interpret similar contents.
Compulsory Module 16: Learning Outside the Classroom (2.5 ECTS-Credits; 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The graduates of this module are familiar with the principles and theories of learning outside the classroom and are able to apply this knowledge practically. They are familiar with different places for learning outside the classroom and know their potential for teaching and are able to prepare and follow-up these learning experiences in regular lessons in a meaningful fashion.
Compulsory Module 17: Subject Related Practical Course (5 ECTS-Credits; 1 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of Compulsory Module 15
Learning Outcome: The graduates of this module are able to prepare expert knowledge correctly and comprehensibly in terms of biology lessons and to plan, implement and evaluate their teaching based on the principles of modern biology teaching. They take account of the learners¿ heterogeneity and consider didactical aspects of inclusion. They are able to reflect on research in the didactics of biology teaching in the context of their teaching practice and to critically reflect their own teaching.
Compulsory Module 18: Research-Oriented Learning in the Biology Classroom (5 ECTS-Credits; 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of Compulsory Modules 1 and 15
Learning Outcome: The graduates of this module are familiar with the fundamentals of the way of working in natural sciences and the characteristics of finding processes in natural sciences (nature of science, theory of science and research ethics). They are able to efficiently accompany a research project within the scope of the practical-oriented ¿prescientific¿ papers of pupils (i.e. formulate hypothesis, plan appropriate reviews, analyse and present collected data as well as discuss and present results in the context of specialist literature). They are able to research, critically read and process literature and are familiar with correct citation formats. Moreover, they are able to independently write a scientific text and to support pupils to structure and elaborate scientific texts. They are familiar with different teaching methods for promoting research-oriented teaching in class.
Students have to complete the VO and two of the UE
Compulsory Module 19: Teaching Biology: Research and Practice (5 ECTS-Credits; 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: depending on the chosen Courses - for further details see the Curriculum
Learning Outcome: The graduates of this module are familiar with common research methods of the didactics of teaching biology, are able to explicitly address differences in research paradigms and plan a subject-didactical research project (questions, choice of methods etc.). They are able to integrate experiments in biology lessons considering the age of their pupils, practical aspects and findings of cognitive science and learning theory.

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).