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Program Structure

I. Core subject (120 LP)

The core subject subdivides into the following three areas of study and the Bachelor's thesis:

1. "Basic geographical knowledge" („Geographisches Grundwissen“) (30 LP)

In this area of study the basics of Human Geography and Physical Geography are taught.

2. "Introduction to working as a geoscientist" („Einführung in geowissenschaftliches Arbeiten“) (40 LP)

In this area of study knowledge about methodological faculties and skills as well as scholarly working methods is imparted and trained.

3. "Specific and project-orientated topics" („Spezielle und projektbezogene Themen“) (38 LP)

In this area of study, geographical topics are engrossed and interconnected; project work constitutes a key component.

   The individual modules of the three areas of study are listed in the current

   Study and Examination Regulations of 2011 to be found here (in German only).

4. Bachlor's thesis (12 LP)

By submitting their Bachelor's thesis students demonstrate their ability to work on a selected problem in the field of Geographical Sciences autonomously - but under supervision - according to scholarly methods and standards and to present their findings in an appropriate manner.

II. Affine areas of study ("Affine Bereiche") (30 LP)

Studying affine areas of study extends students' scientific spectrum.

   The individual modules of these areas of study are listed in the current

   Study and Examination Regulations of 2011 to be found here (in German only).

III. General professional skills courses (abbr. ABV) (30 LP)

This area of study contains the following parts:

·         professional practical training

·         modules out of six spheres of competence

   General information about ABV in Bachelor study programs at Free University Berlin

   here (in English).

This area provides a broadened scientific education beyond students' respective fields of study and offers to teach skills both vital to occupational and to scholarly advancement. Furthermore it offers a chance to apply already apprehended knowledge in an environment related to professional activity.

Study and examination regulations, study plans

Contents and qualificational goals of individual modules are regulated in the study and examination regulations.

The Bachelor program's structure is illustrated additionally by the exemplary study plans.

   Both are to be found here (in German only).