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bio240 - Flora and Fauna (Complete module description)
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Module label Flora and Fauna
Module code bio240
Credit points 10.0 KP
Workload 300 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
Responsible persons
Albach, Dirk Carl (Authorized examiners)
Glatzel, Thomas (Authorized examiners)
von Hagen, Klaus Bernhard (Module counselling)
Will, Maria (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module

+ biological knowledge
+ knowledge of biological working methods
+ independent learning and (research-based) working
+ knowledge of safety and environmental issues

To determine species-rich taxa and to verify the results independently using relevant literature
Module contents
L: Introduction to the variety of indigenous flora and fauna, presentation of important plant families and animal groups, studying the characteristics important for determination, introduction to systematics. Moreover, subjects are included that present ecological aspects of the taxa dealt with.
E: Applying literature to determine animal and plant species and to classify them systematically.
EX: Excursions to the characteristic North German biotopes. The excursions focus on correct identification and classification of plants and animals according to the properties of the living organism.
Reader's advisory
Rothmaler - Exkursionsflora von Deutschland, Band 2 - Grundband, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

M. Schaefer: Brohmer - Fauna von Deutschland, from 20th edition
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Modulverantwortung Teil Fauna (Wintersemester): Dr. Thomas Glatzel Modulverantwortung Teil Flora (Sommersemester): Prof. Dr. Dirk Albach
Modullevel / module level AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 28
4 56
Study trip
1 14
Total time of attendance for the module 98 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Botany: Written examination before the end of the lecture
Zoology: Written examination before the end of the lecture
1 written examination (Botany 50 %)
1 written examination (Zoology 50 %)
ungraded minutes

Additional conditions regarding attendance and ungraded activities as determined by the persons responsible for the module will apply.