Geographical Methods 1
|Module Title:||Geographical Methods 1|
|Subject Semester:||1st semester|
|Cycle Start:||Winter Semester (WS)|
|Language of Instruction:||German|
Cartography: 4 CP
Geostatistic: 5 CP
Introduction to Scientific Work including Field Trip: 6 CP
a) Introduction in Scientific Work including Field Trip
b) Lecture Cartography
c) Lecture Geostatistics:
The aim of the module is to provide students with a general introduction to quantitative working methods in geography. After completing this module, students should have acquired the ability to recognise simple tasks from the overall discipline of geography in a spatial context and to evaluate them statistically.
Furthermore, it is an aim of the module to impart initial knowledge in presentation techniques, methods of time management and scientific writing.
The introductory seminar in scientific work focuses on basic geographical working methods of the individual sub-disciplines as well as geography as a whole. The accompanying field days serve the purpose of guiding the students to closely observe the questions concerning the specific space and thus promote the development of professional judgement.
The lecture cartography introduces the science and technology of the representation of geographical facts in space. The different forms of representation are considered in a problem-oriented way and the students are finally able to visualise and interpret complex problems spatially.
In the introductory lecture Geostatistics, the focus is on conveying basic knowledge of statistics.
For course participation:
for admission to the module examination
regular and active participation in the seminar
Module examination on the examinations Geostatistics and Cartography
The module grade is weighted according to the CP distribution.
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Leser, H. and R. Schneider-Sliwa (1999): Geography - an introduction. Westermann, Brunswick.
Kohlstock, P. (2004): Cartography. Verlag Schöningh UTB, Paderborn.
Hake, G. ; Grünreich, D. and Meng, L. (2002): Kartographie. Visualisation of spatiotemporal information. W. de Gruyter., Berlin, New York.