GIS Project: Foodshed Model of Freiburg

In the context of our GIS course, we – Lukas, Patrick, and Sebastian – were wondering: How much and what kind of land would be required to feed Freiburg locally? This lead us to conduct a GIS-based foodshed analysis for our beloved City of Freiburg. The concept of the foodshed encompasses the amount of land…

Environmental Chemistry

Course Environmental Chemistry Instructor Dr. Peter Kroneck Prerequisites – Corresponding Module Chemistry, Elective In this module students will be introduced to the Central Science Chemistry. In unit 1 From Atoms to Macromolecules they will study the main building blocks of our material world composed of atoms, ions and molecules. In unit 2 Chemical Reactivity students will…

Maths and Physics

Course Maths and Physics Instructor PD Dr. Lothar Mühlbacher (WS 15/16) Prerequisites Introductory Module: Thought and Research in the Area of Life Sciences or Introductory Module: Thought and Research in the Area of Earth and Environmental Sciences Corresponding Module Mathematics and Physics for the Liberal Arts and Sciences This module introduces basic concepts of mathematics…

Computational Modeling

Course Computational Modeling Instructor Dr. Reto Schölly Prerequisites Maths & Physics (may be waived if you can show that you have sufficient maths background) Corresponding Module Data Processing and Modeling in the Sciences, Elective MATLAB is considered to be one of the most important languages for mathematical computing; it is capable of simulating any mathematical…

The Earth in the Universe

Course The Earth in the Universe Instructor Dr. Rolf Schlichenmaier Prerequisites Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences, Recommended: Maths and Physics Corresponding Module Evolution and Dynamics of the Planetary System, Elective In this course, students will get an overview on the astrophysical perspectives of life on Earth complemented by an insight into current research and…

Environmental Psychology

Course Environmental Psychology Instructor Sebastian Gölz Prerequisites Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences or Introduction to Governance Corresponding Module Humans and the Environment, Specialization Option Earth and Environmental Sciences I or II, Advanced Governance I or II, Specialization Option Governance I, II Elective Human behaviour is a key factor for current global economic and ecological…

Earth Sciences

Course Earth Sciences Instructor Dr. Eckardt Stein Prerequisites Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences Corresponding Module Earth Sciences, Elective In this module, students explore fundamental principles of endogenous and exogenous geology to gain basic understanding of the shape and functioning of our planet. Regarding endogenous geology, students learn about the Earth’s interior structure and internal…

Hey! Yes, over here!

Hello there! You have made it to the student-run website on the Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES) major taught at University College Freiburg (UCF). EES is one of the four majors offered within the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UCF. We, as EES students group provide this platform for prospective LAS students, current…