Course code ValoP290

Credit points 2

Professional German III

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes32

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation09.06.2014

Responsible UnitLanguage Centre

Course developers

author Valodu centrs

Inese Ozola

Dr. philol.

author lect.

Oksana Mališeva

Mg. philol.

Course abstract

The aim of the course is acquisition of knowledge and skills for academic purposes and professional activities to serve such purposes as the development of professional qualification, obtaining and exchange of information, and improving students' communication skills in the situations related to professional activities and/or academic purposes.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students know terms from the field of:
- real property market, land, property, construction, recording of real property, home ownership, types of houses (Test No 1);
- valuation of real property, taxation, banking, payments, loans, housing conditions, housing market, industrial property (Test No 2).
Students are able to apply professional terminology and skills: in writing essays, business letters; orally in discussions, dialogues, role plays, giving a presentation.
The assessment according to the 10 point scale.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. The course requirements. Real property. Real property market.
2. Land, property, construction: an example of Sweden. Creating a glossary for each topic..
3. Real property market in Latvia. Legal aspects.
4. Recording of real property in the Land Book. Form of agreements.
5. Real property market in Europe: home ownership.
6. Test No 1. / Purchasing property. Valuation of real property.
8. Taxation. Real property tax.
9. Banking. Money, payments loans.
10. Statistics on housing conditions in Europe: age, size, households.
11. Development of housing conditions in regions of Latvia. Discussion.
12. Industrial property.
13. Test No 2. / Cross-cultural communication aspects.
14. Land management. Drainage.
15. Revision. Students’ presentations.
16. Students’ presentations.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Assessment: Examination. The examination consists of: a terminology test, a presentation. A student is admitted to the examination if there are: successfully written 2 tests, the glossary of terms for each topic, timely completed home works, completed individual work (reading of professional texts, presentation on a selected topic, the glossary of terms). Tests and home works are with a positive evaluation. The number of the missed classes shall not exceed 20%.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Individual work:
1. Reading of the independently chosen professional texts (the amount: 10 000 characters);
2. Prepared PPoint presentation and oral presentation (5-10 minutes) in front of the class;
3. Submitted glossary of terms (20 terms, 20 translations, 20 definitions).

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The examination grade is calculated as an arithmetic mean of grades obtained in two examination tasks. The grade in the terminology test is successful if at least 70% of the answers are correct.

Compulsory reading

1. Herz N. Geodsie: Eine Darstellung Der Methoden Fr Die Terrainaufnahme, Landesvermessung Und Erdmessung. Verlag Nabu Press, 2010. 452 S.
2. Kilian M., Henssler M. Die Stellung des Vermessungsingenieurs im Europarecht. 2. Aufl. Verlag Wissner-Verlag, 2010. 238 S. ISBN-10:3-89639-749-4.
3. Heck B. Rechenverfahren und Auswertemodelle der Landesvermessung Klassische und moderne Methoden. 3. Aufl. Verlag Wichmann Herbert, 2009. 473 S. ISBN-10:3-87907-347-3.
4. Schlimme T. Verfahren der konstruktionsbegleitenden Kostenschätzung und Kalkulation. GRIN Verlag, 2010. 68 S. ISBN-10:3-640-66720-4.

Further reading

1. Kornmeier M. Wissenschaftlich schreiben leicht gemacht: für Bachelor, Master und Dissertation. 4. Auflage. Stuttgart: Verlag Utb GmbH. 2010. 322 S. ISBN-10:3-8252-3154-2.
2. Keddo L. Der Öffentlich bestellte Vermessungsingenieur. 1. Aufl. Wissner-Verlag, 2008. 344 S. ISBN-10:3-89639-651-X.
3. Busch B. Die Flurbereinigung von Weinbergsflächen an der Mittelmosel zwischen Bernkastel-Kues und Traben-Trarbach. Medium: PDF. GRIN Verlag, 2008. ISBN-10:3-640-16742-2.

Periodicals and other sources

1. BOKU : das Magazin der Universität des Lebens. [tiešsaiste]. Wien : Univ. für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU). ISSN 2224-7416. [skatīts 02.05.2014.]. Pieejams:
2. Deutsche Akademie der Landwirtschaftswissenschaften zu Berlin. Zeitschrift für Landeskultur. Berlin: Akad.-Verl, 1960. ISSN: 0044-300X.
3. Vermessung Brandenburg. ISSN 1430-7650. [skatīts 02.05.2014.]. Pieejams:


The study course is included in the compulsory part of the professional Bachelor’s degree programme “Land Management and Surveying”