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MN-GM-SOSYS-EXOP

Electory modul in geophysics: Current Topics from the Solar System and Exoplanets
Identification number
MN-GM-SOSYS-EXOP
Workload

60 h
Credits

3
Term of studying
1. -3. Semester
Frequency of
occurrence

winter term 2019/2020
Duration

1 semester
1 Type of lessons
a) Seminar
Contact times
30 h
 
Self-study times
60 h
 
Intended group size
15
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Aims of the module and acquired skills

Students shall present selected current topics from the solar and exoplanetary systems as prior and new knowledge of solar system objects from spacecraft flybys and discoveries and application of basic geophysical knowledge to exoplanets.

Acquired skills are new knowledge of selected solar system objects like dwarf planets, moons, asteroids and exoplanets.

Soft skills: critical assessment of scientific knowledge, scientific presentation and discussion

3

Contents of the module

Students each choose of the offered topics. The topics may be covered by one or more scientific papers. In a seminar talk the students present the recent state of research. The necessary literature research is conducted independently by the student.

4 Teaching/Learning methods

Seminar and presentation (with compulsory attendance)

5 Requirements for participation
Formal: None.
6

Type of module examinations
Presentation (graded)

7 Requisites for the allocation of credits

Student’s presentation graded 4.0 or better

8 Compatibility with other Curricula

N/A

9 Significance of the module mark for the overall grade

3/120
10 Module coordinator

M. Pätzold

11 Additional information