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bio215 - Introduction to Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Introduction to Biology
Modulkürzel bio215
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (Bachelor) > Nebenfachmodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Zuständige Personen
  • 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)
Campbell et al. "Biologie", Pearson Sadava et al. "Purves, Biologie", Springer
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 300
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction 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
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
lecture-free periods after each series
2 written examinations (WiSe and SoSe)