[Geography ] Geography of Germany


General information

Course name Geography of Germany
Course type Lecture
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Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Florian Dünckmann
Faculty Mathematical and Natural Science
Examination office Geography and Geo Science
Short summary

The lecture covers these themes of German Regional Geography:

  • Cultural landscapes of Germany and their underlying ecological, economic and social factors
  • The changing political geography of Germany
  • Population: Structure and evolution
  • Settlement structures beyond the urban-rural dichotomy
  • Current trends of urban development
  • The restructuring of rural areas
  • Economic patterns: agriculture, industry, and the service sector
  • Spatial planning in Germany.

Information about study level

Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

ECTS 2,5
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Frequency Summer semester

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content Students gain insight into the main natural and social features of German geography. They can identify the most typical German cultural landscapes. They understand the role of spatial diversity in the development of Germany as a nation. They know the basic trends that currently characterize German cities and the countryside. They understand the main patterns of the German economy. They comprehend the basic mechanisms of spatial planning.
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