This course is held in German, but many of the presentation slides are in English
Assessment and permitted materials
A written exam is held at the end of the semester (2nd opportunity early in the following summer semester) consisting of multiple-choice and true/false questions as well as several written questions (short answers sufficient and preferred)
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
This course is designed to give students an introduction into the issues of nature conservation and species protection. An important aspect is to distinguish between what is on paper and what the situation is on site. Students get an insight into what they can expect when they volunteer for nature conservation work or focus their studies on nature conservation.
The lectures are based on powerpoint presentations. The coral and sea turtle lectures of the marine part utilize a large number of color images based on 20 years of experience and photodocumentation in the field.
A broad range of literature is brought to and presented at the lectures,in the case of whalesd and dolphins for example books on cetacean management and Marine Protected Areas, dozens of brochures of organizations for and against whaling, whalewatching books and guidelines.