853108 Bachelor's thesis seminar

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2020/21
Languages of instruction


The Bachelor's thesis is a literature review at ILEN; the aim of the work is to systematically present the state of knowledge about a particular topic. This is based on a comprehensive analysis of publications in scientific books and journals.

Group work and discussions covering the following topics:
* Literature sources and databases
* Structure and process planning of a scientific paper
* Text formatting and layout

Planned topics of the individual groups:

Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Andreas Muhar:

Transformation towards sustainability
• Theories on social transformation
• Development paths and temporal perspectives
• Possibilities of control between the conflicting areas of regulations and social dynamics
• Resilience and transformation towards sustainability
• “Reality labs” as instruments for transformation towards sustainability
• …

Intangible cultural heritage and landscape
• Relevance of nature protection as regards intangible cultural heritage
• Transfer of intangible cultural heritage
• Valorisation of intangible cultural heritage in tourism offers
• …

Glacial recession and tourism
• Management of glacier ski resorts
• Impacts on high alpine trails
• Changes in the attractiveness
• …

a.o.Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Christiane Brandenburg:

• Voluntary work in nature protection
• Synergies between nature protection and tourism
• Social farming and its added value for nature protection

• Renewable energies and their impacts on the landscape
• Acceptance of high-voltage transmission lines
• Acceptance of wind power plants

• Endogenous factors of amphibian migration
• Exogenous factors of amphibian migration

• Management of small populations in the context of habitat fragmentation

• Leisure and recreation activities of citizens in summer
• Summer retreat now and then
• Use of ICT for leisure activities


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Introduction into scientific writing with regard to a Bachelor's thesis

Students learn and apply the handling of scientific resources, prepare complex issues and work on a topic concerning nature conservation and landscape ecology by using scientific approaches.
Knowledge of the strategies in developing a new thematic area
• Knowledge of the most important search media for scientific work
• Experience in the time management of a scientific paper
• Experience in dealing with review processes
• Experience in structuring and drafting long scientific texts
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.