701-0559-00L  Seminar for Bachelor Students: Forest and Landscape

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersM. Lévesque, E. Lieberherr
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


701-0559-00 SSeminar für Bachelor-Studierende: Wald und Landschaft
Bekanntgabe des weiteren Ablaufs zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt (hängt ab von der Anzahl eingeschriebener Studierender).
2 hrs
Thu10:15-12:00LFV E 41 »
M. Lévesque, E. Lieberherr

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AbstractInterdisciplinary seminar on forest and landscape issues with particular emphasis on the key processes shaping the development of forest ecosystems and landscapes. Students perform literature researches, and train presentation and moderation techniques as well as a constructive feedback culture.
Objective- To critically analyze and discuss original scientific articles for selected processes and methods in relation to forest and landscape.
- Scientific exchange with subject-specific experts.
- Learn standard rhetoric and moderation methods through training in the seminar.
- Effective feedback regarding the independent development of presentation and moderation competencies.
ContentSeminars will deal with the following topics: 1) Biological, ecological and physical processes, and technical aspects in forest ecosystems with effects on the community, ecosystem and landscape; 2) Social and political processes and institutions with relation to land use; 3) Products and services of forest ecosystems and landscapes and 4) Forest management systems. The contributions will be grouped by topics. Furthermore, the seminar teaches rhetoric and moderation methods, which will serve to deepen the above topics through presentations and discussions.
Lecture notesThere will be a script for the rhetoric and moderation methods.
LiteratureLiterature references will be provided by the lecturers.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe credits are assigned if the following requirements are met

a) Independent literature research on the topic and exchange with experts for preparing for the presentation
b) Presentation with questions and answers (15-20 min)
c) Moderation of the scientific discussion (20-35 min)
d) Actively contributing to the feedback of students' presentations, moderation and discussions.

The presentations can be made in German or English.
We expect a regular and active participation.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence assessed
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. Lévesque, E. Lieberherr
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Environmental Sciences BachelorForest and LandscapeWInformation