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Fundamentals of Legislation. Civil Law and Administrative Law

Module BV400017

This Module is offered by Associate Professorship of Land Management (Prof. de Vries).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2011/2

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2020SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

BV400017 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h 60 h 4 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The course covers the basics of general administrative law and private law:

- General Introduction (legal system, law application)
- Public administration and governance
- Overview of the Public Building Law
- Private contract law (property law and debt-claims)

Learning Outcome

The course provides students with basic understanding of the two areas of law. Students will be able to understand and correctly apply legislations. The basic knowledge mediated is later applicable in substantially all jurisdictions.
Particular emphasis is on understanding public and private actions and contract design under private law.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Administrative Law Sommer, H.
Assistants: Suhner, G.
singular or moved dates

Learning and Teaching Methods

The learning content is presented on slides and explained verbally. The mentioned legislations will be read aloud or will be researched by the students in the legislative texts. For better orientation the teacher will make recommendations for short notes and markings in the legislative texts.


Presentations, case studies and script


Legislative texts

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The module concludes with a written exam, where questions should be answered by stating relevant statutory regulations. Legislative texts can be used as guiding material.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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