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Fundamentals of Environmental Science I

Module name (EN): Fundamentals of Environmental Science I
Degree programme: Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021
Module code: UI-UG1
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
UI-UG1 Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021, semester 3, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
UI-BIO Biology
UI-GCL Fundamentals of Chemistry (with Lab Course)

[updated 22.07.2021]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
UI-UG2 Fundamentals of Environmental Science II

[updated 30.09.2021]
Module coordinator:
Lecturer: N.N.

[updated 16.09.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
understand the basics of climatology, climate dynamics and climate change and be able to explain them,
be familiar with and understand the basics of ecology and its dependence on climate,
be able to analyze and evaluate questions concerning the relationship between climate and ecology.

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Module content:
Fundamentals of meteorology
Structure and composition of the atmosphere
Definitions of climate, climate factors; climate system; climate elements
Climate and land use change
Earth risk management
Climate modeling - possibilities and limits
Individuals and populations
Biocenosis and biotope
Feeding relationships, energy flow, abiotic and biotic factors.
Terrestrial ecology
Life cycle assessments/LCA
Definition of goal and research scope
Life Cycle Inventory
Impact assessment

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Recommended or required reading:
Schönwiese, C.-D. (2020). Klimatologie, Taschenbuch, UTB-Verlag.
Kappas, M (2009). Klimatologie - Klimaforschung im 21. Jahrhundert - Herausforderung für Natur- und Sozialwissenschaften, Spektrum Akademischer-Verlag.
Begon, M.; Howarth, R.W.; Townsend, C.R. (2017). Ökologie. Springer-Spektrum-Verlag

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