What is the scope of geography 1

Humboldt University of Berlin

graduation

Combination bachelor, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), depending on the part of the course (natural or humanities and social sciences). The course will be with Teaching qualification offered. - Please note the leaflet "Teacher training at the HU zu Berlin" and, if necessary, the monobachelor "Geography".

Normal period

6 semesters

Start of studies and NC

You can find out whether the course begins in the winter semester or also in the summer semester and whether it is subject to a numerus clausus in the course offer (hu.berlin/studienangebote).

Combinations

Core subject with teacher training option: 113 CP *, a second subject has to be chosen
Second subject with teacher training option: 67 CP, to which a core subject has to be chosen
(aexcept biology and history)

You can find information on teaching positions and possible subject combinations at hu.berlin/lehramtsstudium.

* One credit point corresponds to a workload of 25-30 hours for preparation and follow-up as well as for attending courses.

Study objectives

The bachelor's degree in geography offers an integrated, balanced study of the fundamentals of physical geography and human geography with a subsequent focus on the core subject in one of the two sub-disciplines. In addition to imparting theories in lectures and accompanying seminars, a wide range of procedures and empirical working methods are taught. The following competencies should be achieved in the course:
Knowledge of the current perception of the self-understanding of geography and its role in contemporary society, the fundamentals of the history of geography, the basic geographic facts and processes, current research focuses in the sub-areas of physical geography, human geography and the overlapping areas of both, via basic spatial content Fields of application of geography, interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary references to geography, development, interdependence and problems of geographical areas of different scales, fundamental subject-specific methods and work techniques.

What distinguishes the study of geography at the HU?

Geography has been represented at the Berlin University since it was founded in 1810. Carl Ritter, who is one of the founders of the subject as a modern university discipline, taught here. At that time he wanted to show how the concrete nature of the earth's surface influences people and their way of life and, conversely, how people "master" this nature and thereby change their habitat. Geographers at the Geographical Institute of the Humboldt University are still working on this old topic, but of course not only with it and no longer in the old way. Geography as a science at the interface between the natural sciences on the one hand and the social sciences on the other hand is particularly suitable to work in a multi-perspective and interdisciplinary manner and to contribute to the understanding of the accelerated global development and the insight into the necessity of its mastery in the sense of the sustainability principle. Both major sub-complexes of the subject, the natural sciences and the social, cultural and economic sciences, are staffed at the Geographical Institute of the Humboldt University and enable joint basic training with subsequent focus training.

Course content

The best way to find out more about the course content is to use the Annotated course catalog or the current timetable, to be found at hu.berlin/vorlesungsverzeichnis. The subject advisory service is also available to you (see below: Addresses). The module descriptions and the curriculum can be found in the Study and Examination Regulations, to be found at www.amb.hu-berlin.de, No. 82/2018 and its 1st amendment regulation, No. 70/2019.

Core subject geography with 113 CP

Compulsory area (77 CP)
moduledescriptionscope
F1.1Climate geography & geomorphology (physical geography 1)10 LP
F1.2Climate geography & geomorphology (physical geography 1)5 LP
F2.1Soil geography, hydrology and biogeography
(Physical geography 2)
10 LP
F2.2Soil geography, hydrology and biogeography
(Physical geography 2)
5 LP
F3.1Society and Space (Human Geography 1)10 LP
F3.2Society and Space (Human Geography 1)5 LP
F4.1Economy, Space and Power (Human Geography 2)10 LP
F4.2Economy, Space and Power (Human Geography 2)5 LP
F5(Thematic) regional geography10 LP
F6Human-environment systems and geographic information processing10 LP
F7Main exclusion with accompanying seminar10 LP
GDBasics of geography didactics7 LP
F9Final module10 LP

Both an F1 and an F2 module with a total of 15 credit points and an F3 and an F4 module with a total of 15 credit points must be completed.

Subject-specific elective area (20 CP)
moduledescriptionscope
F8.1Geographical compulsory elective module

10 LP

F8.2Geographical compulsory elective module

10 LP

F8.3Geographical compulsory elective module

10 LP

F8.4Geographic elective module in the field of remote sensing methods

10 LP

F8.5Geographic elective module in the field of methods of human geography

10 LP

Geographic elective modules totaling 20 credit points have to be completed.

Educational Sciences and Language Education (16 CP)

Educational sciences 11 CP and language training 5 CP, see study regulations for these study components (www.amb.hu-berlin.de, No. 80/2015)

Second subject geography 67 CP

Compulsory area (57 CP)
moduledescriptionscope
F1.2Climate geography & geomorphology (physical geography 1)5 LP
F2.2Soil geography, hydrology and biogeography
(Physical geography 2)
5 LP
F3.2Society and Space (Human Geography 1)5 LP
F4.2Economy, Space and Power (Human Geography 2)5 LP
F5(Thematic) regional geography10 LP
F6Human-environment systems and geographic information processing10 LP
F7Main excursion with accompanying seminar10 LP
GDBasics of geography didactics10 LP
Subject-specific elective area (10 CP)
moduledescriptionscope
F8.1Geographical compulsory elective module

10 LP

F8.2Geographical compulsory elective module

10 LP

F8.3Geographical compulsory elective module

10 LP

F8.4Geographic elective module in the field of remote sensing methods

10 LP

F8.5Geographic elective module in the field of methods of human geography

10 LP

A geographical compulsory elective module worth 10 credit points has to be completed.

Offers in interdisciplinary. Compulsory elective area for other courses

moduledescriptionscope
F1.1Climate geography & geomorphology (physical geography 1)10 LP
F1.2Climate geography & geomorphology (physical geography 1)5 LP
F2.1Soil geography, hydrology and biogeography
(Physical geography 2)
10 LP
F2.2Soil geography, hydrology and biogeography
(Physical geography 2)
5 LP
F3.1Society and Space (Human Geography 1)10 LP
F3.2Society and Space (Human Geography 1)5 LP
F4.1Economy, Space and Power (Human Geography 2)10 LP
F4.2Economy, Space and Power (Human Geography 2)5 LP

Masters courses

At the Humboldt University you can continue your studies as part of the Master of Education (M. Ed.) Geography.

It may also be possible to apply for other master’s courses at Humboldt-Universität; you can find these in the current courses at hu.berlin/studienangebote.

Addresses

Institute for Geography: Rudower Chaussee 16, 12489 Berlin, www.geographie.hu-berlin.de
Course advice and placement / recognition: Ms. Reinke, Tel. 2093-9379, [email protected]
Service for student teachers: hu.berlin/lehramtsberatung, Tel. 030 / 2093-70813, [email protected]
canditature: hu.berlin/interessierte
labour market: Career information center, labor market reports, www.berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de/, event directory of the university team

Status: January 2020
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