Geoscience Minor (Masters)
Geoscienes as a minor
The GeoZentrum Nordbayern offers geosciences as a minor subject for master students of other study programs at FAU. The courses we offer as well as module descriptions are listed below.
Masters in Geography
Geography Master’s students can take 5 or 10 ECTS credits in elective Geoscience modules. All lectures are held in German.
The minor consists of following modules:
(1) AG-F2 Georisiken / Modellierung (Geohazards / Modelling) (2 SWS / 3 SWS, 2.5 ECTS): A or B can be chosen from this module.
A) Georisiken und Massenbewegungen (Geohazards and Mass Movements)
B) 3D Modellierung (3D Modelling)
(2) AS-V1 Angewandte Sedimentologie (Applied Sedimentology) (2SWS, 2.5 ECTS)
(3) PG-V1 Magmastismus und Plattentektonik (Magmatism and Plate Tectonics) (2 SWS, 2.5 ECTS)
(4) PG-F2 Vulkanologie (Volcanology ) (2 SWS, 2.5 ECTS)
Two modules can be taken for 5 ECTS, or all for for 10 ECTS. Modules can be attended in the 1st and 3rd semester.
Masters in Biology
Biology Master’s students can earn 7.5 ECTS credits in the Geoscience minor. The minor contains of two modules from the department of “Palaeobiology”
Geoscience as a Minor in Biology
Module Description for the Masters in Palaeobiology
Masters in Material Science
(1) AM-V1 Kristallchemie und Phasenlehre (Crystal Chemistry and Phase Theory) (5 ECTS, 4 SWS)
(2) AM-V3 Material und Methoden (Material and Methods) (5 ECTS, 4 SWS)
(3) Archäometrie (Archaeology) (5 ECTS, 4 SWS)
Modules can be taken in the 1st and 3rd semester.
The lectures (1) and (2) are part of the Applied Mineralogy specialisation of the Geoscience Masters. Lecture (3) is offered as a Key Qualification module at the GeoZentrum.