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290006 VO Introduction to Political Geography (2018W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie

Diese Lehrveranstaltung wird ab nun immer im WS angeboten. Studierenden im Bachelor UF GW wird empfohlen, diese LV auf das 3. Semester vorzuziehen.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die Vorlesung am Dienstag, 08.01.2019 entfällt!

Tuesday 09.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 16.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 06.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 13.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 27.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 04.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 11.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 08.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 15.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 22.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß


Aims, contents and method of the course

Focussing on applied Physical Geography, the objective of this course is to provide an understanding of different methods in project design. First, methods of scientific writing will be discussed focussing on the conceptual design of projects (the basics of scientific working are required, as presented in the undergraduate courses). Second, the basics of a successful conceptual design of projects in Physical Geography will be highlighted from a theoretical point of view as well as from practical experience. The course will give insight in the common structure of project design, such as title, abstract, methods, expected results, budget, planning and organisation of field studies, etc. Furthermore, technical details will be discussed, e.g. the review procedure. Within this course, students will work on their individual project designs (in English).

Assessment and permitted materials

Art der Leistungskontrolle: schriftliche Prüfung (Termine siehe Homepage)
Für jede Frage wird ein Punkt vergeben. In Summe gibt es 10 Punkte.
Jeder Punkt kann unterteilt werden (0,25; 0,50; 0,75; 1).
sehr gut (9,75-10 Punkte) - gut (8,75-9,50 Punkte) - befriedigend (7,75-8,50 Punkte) - genügend (5,75-7,50 Punkte) - nicht genügend (5,50 Punkte und weniger)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Paul Reuber (Hrsg.): Politische Geographie 1. Aufl. 2012, 266 S., 79 farb. Abb., geb. ISBN 978-3-8252-8486-2

Heintel, M., Musil, R. und Weixlbaumer, N. (Hrsg.) (2018): Grenzen; Theoretische, konzeptionelle und praxisbezogene Fragestellungen zu Grenzen und deren Überschreitungen, 463 S., Springer (= RaumFragen: Stadt - Region - Landschaft) [ISBN 978-3-658-18432-2].

Presse Spectrum vom 16.06.2018 (siehe Moodle-Kurs)

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 7.1) (B11-3.1) (L2-b2) (BA UF GW 15)

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