Stud.IP Uni Oldenburg
University of Oldenburg
07.12.2023 12:09:21
bio215 - Introduction to Biology (Complete module description)
Original version English PDF download
Module label Introduction to Biology
Module abbreviation bio215
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (Bachelor) > Nebenfachmodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Responsible persons
  • Gerlach, Gabriele (module responsibility)
  • Zotz, Gerhard (Module counselling)
  • Sienknecht, Ulrike (Module counselling)
  • Gerlach, Gabriele (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Zotz, Gerhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Köppl, Christine (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Sienknecht, Ulrike (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Käfer, Simon (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
++ biological eknoledge
++ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics
++ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
++ abstract, logical, analytical thinking

Qualifications that the module provides

  • The theoretical basics of the different disciplines of biology are acquired
  • The overview gained enables the students to start their individual study planning, which fits their inclinations and abilities
  • for the professional field of school teachers: consideration of living nature on different system levels (organism, population, ecosystem, biosphere) and with regard to its evolutionary history. Content specifically relevant to this career field are plant morphology and physiology, animal morphology and physiology, neurobiology, behavioural biology, genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, evolution and biodiversity (systematics), ecology, biogeography, sustainable use of nature, human biology and immunobiology.
Module contents
Lecture conveys knowledge in - evolution, ecology and biodiversity (WiSe) -
animal physiology and developmental biology (SoSe)
Recommended reading
Campbell et al. "Biologie", Pearson Sadava et al. "Purves, Biologie", Springer
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 300
Module level BC (Basiscurriculum / Base curriculum)
Type of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung
Previous knowledge
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 6 SoSe und WiSe 84
Seminar (Gefahrstoffverordnung und Arbeitsschutz (PFLICHT für Erstsemester!)) WiSe 0
Tutorial (optional) -- 0
Total module attendance time 84 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
lecture-free periods after each series
2 written examinations (WiSe and SoSe)