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MEG-ES — Environmental Systems
(dt. Environmental Systems)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (1 SWS), seminar (2 SWS),
180 hours (lecture: Präsenz and preparation and follow-up (45 h), seminar: Präsenz, preparation and follow-up (45 h), Projektarbeit (90 h))
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Translation missing. German original:
German or English (siehe lecturesverzeichnis),
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Environmental Geography: Systems, Processes, and Interactions.
One semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline N.N.


Interdisciplinary and systems-analytical thinking is considered a central competence in the environmental sciences. But what does this mean for geography? The module will cover the quantitative and qualitative concepts of systems theory that are central to the environmental sciences. Basic model building procedures are taught, and scenario and path analyses, optimization, and system stabilization are addressed. The theoretical content serves as a basis for the concrete implementation of the student's own models.

Qualification Goals

Knowledge: Knowledge of model-oriented representation and abstraction of sections of the world within the framework of systems theory is taught. This includes system analysis, model building, scenario planning, model optimization and model discussion. Furthermore, declarative software is used to learn the realization of simple systems theory concepts in the geographical environmental sciences.

Skills and Competencies: Students acquire problem-solving skills in scientific theory. They acquire the skills to comprehensibly and appropriately analyze specific sections of the environment and define them as systems. They are able to translate these systems into models and to develop simulation scenarios with suitable software. The module provides the competence to critically analyze and construct conceptual models in a scientifically sound manner




Module imported from M.Sc. Environmental Geography: Systems, Processes, and Interactions.

When studying M.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Geography.

Die Wahlmöglichkeit des Moduls ist dadurch beschränkt, dass es der Thematischen Gruppe T3 zugeordnet ist.

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