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This entry is from Winter semester 2021/22 and might be obsolete. You can find a current equivalent here.

Environmental Systems
(dt. Umweltsysteme)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
180 hours (lecture/recitation class: Präsenz and Nachbereitung (90h) exam preparation and Prüfung (90h))
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of 6-10 exercises
Examination type: Integrated project work (approx. 20 p.) or portfolio (approx. 20 pages)
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Physische Geographie.
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline


n.a. (see Qualification Goals and Business Event Announcements)

Qualification Goals

The module deals with the quantitative and qualitative concepts of systems theory that are central in the environmental sciences. Basic model building procedures are taught and scenario and path analyses, optimization and system stabilization are dealt with. The theoretical contents serve as a basis for the concrete implementation of own models.

Knowledge of model-oriented representation and abstraction of world segments in the context 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 theoretical concepts in the geographical environmental sciences.

The students acquire scientific-theoretical problem-solving skills. They acquire the skills to comprehensibly and appropriately analyze specific sections of the environment and define them as systems. They will be able to translate these systems into models and develop simulation scenarios using appropriate software.




Module imported from M.Sc. Physische Geographie.

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

The module is assigned to Thematic Group T3. Further information on eligibility can be found in the description of the study area.

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