Courses



Compulsory Modules (100 ECTS-AP)
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Compulsory Module 1: Fundamentals of Natural Sciences (5 ECTS-Credits; 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module understand natural scientific fundamentals of biology and are able to teach and apply them. They have acquired the skill to autonomously work on similar contents. They know about the natural scientific fundamentals of biology, understand important connections between biology and chemistry on the one hand, and biology and geology in the other hand, and they are able to describe and analyse biological connections with mathematical methods.
Compulsory Module 2: General Biology 1 (4 ECTS-Credits; 5 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module have the skills to teach the contents of this module and to autonomously work on similar contents. They know about the structure and function of animal, plant and microbe cells.
Compulsory Module 3: General Biology 2 (5 ECTS-Credits; 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module understand the contents of the lecture and have the competence to teach and apply them. They are able to autonomously work on similar contents. They know about diversity, the systematic classification of organisms and important trends in evolutionary development and recognise different organismic organisation levels.
Compulsory Module 4: Botany 1 (5 ECTS-Credits; 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of Compulsory Module 2
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module know the most important construction principles of basic organs of plants, the main metabolic processes of plants, the development of plants and they are able to evaluate the influence of abiotic factors on the life of plants.
Compulsory Module 6: Microbiology 1 (5 ECTS-Credits; 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of Compulsory Modules 2 and 3
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module have fundamental knowledge of general microbiology and the ecological importance of microorganisms. They are able to assess the role of microorganisms in different habitats for global nutrient cycles and know application possibilities of microorganisms in different fields of (environmental) biotechnology and nutritional microbiology.
Compulsory Module 9: Zoology 2 (5 ECTS-Credits; 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module know and understand the fundamentals of substance transport and the energy metabolism and possess know about the developmental biology of important model organisms. They have the competence to independently elaborate and practically apply similar contents.
Compulsory Module 10: Ecology 1 (5 ECTS-AP; 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module are able to present and explain the fundamentals of ecology and structure and function of ecosystems. They have the competence to independently elaborate and practically apply similar contents.
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 15: Teaching Biology (2.5 ECTS-Credits; 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module have an overview of national and European educational goals of the subject of Biology and Environmental Protection, are familiar with main theories of teaching biology and are able to classify and interpret expert knowledge within a subject-didactical context. They have gained insights into the planning and designing of competence-oriented biology lessons and are able to link subject-didactical theoretical knowledge with reflections of teaching practice.
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).