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Fundamentals of Environmental Science I

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Fundamentals of Environmental Science I
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: UI-UG1
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

UI-UG1 (P251-0050) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 3, mandatory course
UI-UG1 (P251-0050) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
UI-BIO Biology

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
UI-UG2 Fundamentals of Environmental Science II

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Uwe Waller
Manuel Trapp

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
• understand the basics of climatology, climate dynamics and climate change and be able to explain them,
• be familiar with and understand the basics of ecology and its dependence on climate,
• be able to analyze and evaluate questions concerning the relationship between climate and ecology.

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Module content:
• Fundamentals of meteorology
• Structure and composition of the atmosphere
• Definitions of climate, climate factors; climate system; climate elements
• Climate and land use change
• Earth risk management
• Climate modeling - possibilities and limits
• Individuals and populations
• Biocenosis and biotope
• Feeding relationships, energy flow, abiotic and biotic factors.
• Terrestrial ecology
• Limnology
Life cycle assessments/LCA
• Definition of goal and research scope
• Life Cycle Inventory
• Impact assessment
• Evaluation

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Recommended or required reading:
• Schönwiese, C.-D. (2020). Klimatologie, Taschenbuch, UTB-Verlag.
• Kappas, M (2009). Klimatologie - Klimaforschung im 21. Jahrhundert - Herausforderung für Natur- und Sozialwissenschaften, Spektrum Akademischer-Verlag.
• Begon, M.; Howarth, R.W.; Townsend, C.R. (2017). Ökologie. Springer-Spektrum-Verlag

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