Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IFGG)

Physical and Human Geography

Geography studies the spatial interaction of processes in nature and society. Geographical knowledge provides the basis for a comprehensive understanding of the Earth system, for future-proof spatial planning and for solutions to spatial conflicts.

The geography program at KIT prepares students for the teaching profession at the Gymnasium level. On the one hand, it is about the acquisition of human and physical-geographical knowledge, on the other hand it is about didactic and pedagogical competences. Learning on site and working in the field sharpen the integrative and interdisciplinary view.

Further occupational fields for geographers (DGfG) (in German). For information on the study subject Lehramt Geographie an Gymnasien, please refer to the "Study and Teaching" pages of the KIT.

Under Downloads you will find the study and examination regulations, current module manuals and further information. You can also obtain information from the student guidance service:

Student Guidance Geography
Dr. Christoph Mager
Office hours: Monday, 1-14 pm
During the semester break by appointment.
Tel. +49 (0)721 - 608-43838
Building 10.50, Room 806

Courses, module manuals, study regulations:


Virus Update
Covid-19 Update

The start of lectures for the coming winter semester 2020/21 is postponed to 02.11.2020. It is assumed until further notice that also in the winter semester 2020/21 many courses will be offered mainly or completely online.