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bio303 - Flora and Fauna (Complete module description)
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Module label Flora and Fauna
Modulkürzel bio303
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Special Needs Education) Biology (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Albach, Dirk Carl (Module responsibility)
  • Will, Maria (Module counselling)
  • Wilke, Tanja (Module counselling)
  • Albach, Dirk Carl (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Will, Maria (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • von Hagen, Klaus Bernhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Plewka, Isabelle (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Donat, Frank Henrik (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module

+ Biological expertise for species and family knowledge and independent identification of native plant species (focus on angiosperms).

+ Biological knowledge of plant morphology and characteristics relevant to plant identification

+ Understanding of concepts of evolution of biological diversity and classification systems underlying plant systematics.

+ Knowledge of biological working techniques, especially the use of magnifying glasses and stereolenses

+ Independent learning and ( research-oriented ) work

+ Knowledge of safety and environmental issues

+ Sustainable handling of nature
Module contents

The module is designed to introduce students to the diversity of native flora and fauna and to animal and Plant identification. This is essential for all areas of biology that deal with plants and

animals, indispensable. Especially for the education in the field of nature conservation

and teaching profession this knowledge is essential. Topics and methods that are relevant for these professions are therefore emphasized. The students should get basic species knowledge and learn the working methods and skills of identification. This also involves providing a systemic basis of knowledge of Habitats in Northwest Germany. There will be a basic assessment competency in the

biodiversity and nature conservation, in order to teach the students how to responsible handling of organisms.

Ü1: Work with different literature for the identification of animal and plant species and their

classification in the systematics.

Ü2: Excursions to characteristic northern German habitats and to the botanical garden. During the excursions the emphasis is on the correct identification and classification of plants and animals according to the characteristics of the living organism.
Botanik: Rothmaler - Exkursionsflora von Deutschland, Band 2 - Grundband, Spektrum, ab 21. Auflage
Akademischer Verlag Zoologie: M. Schaefer: Brohmer - Fauna von Deutschland, ab 20. Auflage
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 oder 2 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text

Modul für Lehramts-Studierende und 2FB-Studierende ohne Lehramtsorientierung mit Studienbeginn ab WiSe 23/24. Lehramts-Studierende und 2FB-Studierende ohne Lehramtsorientierung mit Studienbeginn vor dem WiSe 23/24 studieren das Modul bio245 (Übergangsbestimmung bis zum Sommersemester 2025; auf Antrag und mit Zustimmung des Prüfungsausschusses ist auch ein Wechsel in die aktuelle Prüfungsordnung möglich)

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 (optional) SoSe 0
Exercises (inkl. Geländeübung) 5 SoSe und WiSe 70
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 70 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
Written exams at the end of each part (flora and fauna)
1 written exam (botany 50 %), 1 written exam (zoology 50 %), The exam in botany consists in one half of a test of theoretical knowledge (theory part) and one half testing the practical skills in plant identification (practical part). In the latter, plants are identified using technical literature and, if necessary, optical aids (magnifying glass) and characterized with technical terms. In addition, there are ungraded excursion protocols. In addition, the general conditions set by the examination authorities apply, such as attendance and required ungraded performances.