12959 - Geopedology Modulübersicht

Module Number: 12959
Module Title:Geopedology
Department: Faculty 2 - Environment and Natural Sciences
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr. phil. Raab, Thomas
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every winter semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:Geopedology deals with an integrative approach of soil science, geomorphology and geology. Students will learn the main factors and processes controlling soil formation and soil properties as well as landform evolution. The significance of both past and modern human impacts for ecosystems will be shown. Attention is paid to natural and anthropogenic processes of landscapes development in the mid-latitudes during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene.
Contents:Soil geomorphology
Quaternary environments
Pleistocene glacial and periglacial landscapes
Holocene eolian dynamics
Holocene floodplain evolution
Historical landuse
Soil contamination
Geophysical prospection
Recommended Prerequisites:Knowledge in Quaternary Science, Geology, Soil Science or Physical Geography
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Seminar / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Excursion / 150 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:None
Module Examination:Continuous Assessment (MCA)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Seminar:  short tests (2 Tests, each 45-
minute long) and 10-minute long presentation (50% of final grade),
5 day Excursion: 20 pages report (50% of final grade)
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:14
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2011
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) / Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung / PO 2018
Remarks:Attendance at the 5-days excursion is obligatory. There are travel and accommodation costs for the excursion. Cost estimation will be given at the start of the winter term. Costs are not refundable.
No offer in SoSe 2023.
Module Components:
  • 240421 Seminar Geopedology
  • 240410 Excursion Geopedology
Components to be offered in the Current Semester:
  • no assignment