Stud.IP Uni Oldenburg
Universität Oldenburg
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wir905 - Environmental Sciences
Originalfassung Englisch PDF Download
Modulbezeichnung Environmental Sciences
Modulkürzel wir905
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Department für WiRe (VWL)
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Informatik (Master) > Nicht Informatik
  • Master Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Basismodule
  • Master Water and Coastal Management (Master) > Bereich Science
Zuständige Personen
Freund, Holger (Modulberatung)
Köster, Jürgen (Modulberatung)
Dozent, Gast (Modulberatung)
Klenke, Thomas (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Freund, Holger (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Köster, Jürgen (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Klenke, Thomas (Modulverantwortung)
The introduction to processes and systems of the dynamic Earth constituting the foundation for sustainable management is given to students to provide them with:
• Knowledge about processes and systems relevant for sustainable management using knowledge and methodologies from all science disciplines in an integrated way.
• Skills in elaborating on complex tasks of environmental management using an interdisciplinary science based approach and to present related findings to non-expert audiences.
• Lecture room presentations and discussions based on slides and black/white board usage.
Short films and serious gaming approaches will be used to endorse the intended achievements
The module ´Bioplanet Earth´ covers two parts. One part is a series of lectures on approaches of science disciplines to the structure and physiology of the Earth. The other part is a seminar designed for having a dialogue based on student´s presentations on actual problems in using resources and protecting ecosystems and climate in a sustainable way.
Lecture: Understanding Bioplanet Earth (2 contact hours/week) (Lecture, 2 LVS: Solar systems and formation of the Earth, Earth´s interior, Earth´s dynamics: rock, water and element cycles, evolution of life on Earth, organisms and biodiversity, climate system, marine and terrestrial systems, fossil and renewable resources plus various insights into ecosystems under different climate conditions and human intervention. .
Seminar: Cases in Understanding the Bioplanet Earth (2 contact hours/week)
Introduction to key processes and to systems dynamics of the Earth representing a planet being alive driven by external and internal forces interacting with biological activities. Topics of the lecture comprise introductions to the evolution of the universe and solar systems, the differentiation and sub-systems of the Earth´s interior, minerals and rock cycle, soils, ocean and climate, evolution and biodiversity, organisms and physiology, water and element cycling plus insights into ecosystems under different climate conditions. The cases are selected in order to (i) highlight certain principles and theories in geo- and biosciences and (ii) exemplify critical objects and phenomena in modern practice of resource and environmental management.
A ´foundation material pool´ will be made available online for students and lecturers providing paper books, reports and media covering the topics of the lecture and the cases
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul jährlich
Aufnahmekapazität Modul unbegrenzt
Modullevel / module level BM (Basismodul / Base)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
2 28
2 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
By the end of the lecture period.
Presentation/discussion and written report on a case;
Scientific quality of presentation (40 %)
Clarity of presentation and discussion (20 %)
Scientific quality of report (40 %)

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