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GESS Science in Perspective Information
Only the topics listed in this paragraph can be chosen as "GESS Science in Perspective" course.
Further below you will find the "type B courses Reflections about subject specific methods and content" as well as the language courses.

6 ECTS need to be acquired during the BA and 2 ECTS during the MA

Students who already took a course within their main study program are NOT allowed to take the course again.

These course units are also listed under "Type A", which basically means all students can enroll
Type A: Enhancement of Reflection Competence
Suitable for all students.

Students who already took a course within their main study program are NOT allowed to take the course again.
History
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
853-0726-00LHistory II: Global (Anti-Imperialism and Decolonisation, 1919-1975)W3 credits2VH. Fischer-Tiné
851-0101-61LSociety, Politics and Entertainment Technology: Popular Indian Cinema as a Lens on Historical Change Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 25.
W1 credit1UH. Fischer-Tiné
851-0101-62LBollywood and Beyond: A History of Indian Cinema In The 20th CenturyW3 credits2VH. Fischer-Tiné
851-0549-18LFactory, Laboratory, or Plattform? Organizing High Performance Computing Since The 1960s. Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40
W3 credits2SD. Gugerli, R. Wichum
851-0549-20LCattle Commodities. Animal-Men-Machine Interaction between Oxcart and Butchery, Lab and Factory Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40
W3 credits2SG. Hürlimann
851-0105-01LCross-Cultural Competences Arab World Information W3 credits2VE.  Youssef-Grob
851-0101-63LFrom Colonisation to Globalisation. New Perspectives on The Global History of SwitzerlandW3 credits2SB. Schär, P. Krauer
851-0549-19LArtificial Intelligence. A Genealogy Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 20
W3 credits2S
851-0516-05LMobility and the Border: Migration and Control between Mexico and the USA, 19th– 21st Century Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30
W3 credits2SS. M. Scheuzger
851-0812-07LHeureka IV: Ancient Cities: The Significance of Urban Centers in the Greco-Roman WorldW2 credits2VC. Utzinger, M. Amann, B. Beer, A. Broger, F. Egli Utzinger, R. Harder
051-0312-00LHistory of Art and Architecture IV Information
Only for Architecture BSc, Programme Regulations 2011.
W3 credits2VL. Stalder
051-0364-00LHistory of Urban Design II Information
Only for Architecture BSc, Programme Regulations 2011.
W2 credits2VT. Avermaete, J. Gosseye
052-0806-00LHistory and Theory of Architecture IV Information W2 credits2VL. Stalder
851-0125-80LEditing a Historical Scientific Manuscript (Personal Project Pilot Course) Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 10.

This course is based on personal project supervision
W3 credits2SR. Wagner
Literature
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0125-78LNon-Conceptual Thinking: Philosophy As LiteratureW3 credits2SM. Hampe, A. Kilcher
851-0300-60LFranz Kafka. Modernism's Literary KnowledgeW3 credits2VA. Kilcher
851-0301-17LGerman RomanticismW3 credits2VC. Jany
851-0315-01LWriting: Precision of Language as a Field of Research for Literature Restricted registration - show details W1 credit1GF. Kretzen
851-0346-08LThe Body In 19th Century Italian Culture Between Poetry and Visual ArtW3 credits2VN. Lorenzini
851-0334-10LLiterature in the Mirror of ArtsW3 credits2VG. Macé
Economics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0609-04LThe Energy Challenge - The Role of Technology, Business and Society Information
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in economics.
W2 credits2VR. Schubert, T. Schmidt, J. Schmitz, B. Steffen
860-0013-00LPolitical Economy
Prerequisite: An introductory course in Economics is required to sign up for this course.
W3 credits2VJ.‑E. Sturm, V. Eichenauer
363-0532-00LEconomics of Sustainable DevelopmentW3 credits2VL. Bretschger
363-0564-00LEntrepreneurial RisksW3 credits2GD. Sornette
363-1039-00LIntroduction to Negotiation Information W3 credits2GM. Ambühl
364-0576-00LAdvanced Sustainability Economics Information
PhD course, open for MSc students
W3 credits3GL. Bretschger
351-0578-00LIntroduction to Economic PolicyW2 credits2VH. Mikosch
701-0758-00LEcological Economics: Introduction with Focus on Growth Critics
Does not take place this semester.
W2 credits2V
751-1500-00LDevelopment EconomicsW3 credits2VI. Günther, K. Harttgen, C. Humphrey
860-0019-00LEmpirical Social Research Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants is limited to 25.

Priority is given to students of the study programs Science, Technologies and Policy MSc. and MAS.

Enrollment is possible until 04.02.2019 . The registration will only be effective once confirmed.

Achtung: Diese LE wurde bis Frühjahr 2017 unter der Nummer 701-0729-01L angeboten. Die Studierenden die diese LE bereits belegt hatten, können die LE 860-0019-01L nicht erneut belegen.
W3 credits2GI. Günther, L. Metzger
Philosophy
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0101-01LIntroduction to Practical Philosophy
Particularly suitable for students of D-MAVT, D-MATL
W3 credits2GL. Wingert
851-0125-81LHow Free Are We? Philosophical Theories on Freedom and Determinism
Particularly suitable for students of D-BIOL, D-HEST, D-INFK, D-CHAB, D-HEST, D-PHYS
W3 credits2GL. Wingert
851-0147-01LTheories, Experiments, Causality
Particularly suitable for students of D-PHYS
W3 credits2GR. Wallny, M. Hampe
851-0144-19LPhilosophy of Time
Does not take place this semester.
Particularly suitable for students of D-BIOL, D-INFK, D-MATH, D-PHYS
W3 credits2Vto be announced
851-0125-79LBruno Latour's Modes of Existence: A Philosophical Approach to Science and Society Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30
W3 credits2SR. Wagner
851-0127-28LDeath - The Secret Problem of Life Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2GH. Wiedebach
851-0125-72LHistory of Planetary Computations In The Premodern WorldW3 credits2VS. Hirose
851-0125-78LNon-Conceptual Thinking: Philosophy As LiteratureW3 credits2SM. Hampe, A. Kilcher
851-0148-00LIntroduction to Philosophy: Prophets, Judges, Fools, and HealersW3 credits2VM. Hampe
851-0145-07L"Waldeinsamkeit" - Wilderness and Individualism Restricted registration - show details
Particularly suitable for students of D-MTEC, D-USYS, D-ERDW
Number of participants limited to 26
W3 credits2SS. Baier
851-0144-25LPuzzles, Paradoxes, and the Foundations of ThoughtW3 credits2VD. Proudfoot
851-0144-10LPaul Bernays' Philosophy of Mathematics Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40
W3 credits2SG. Sommaruga
701-0701-00LPhilosophy of ScienceW3 credits2VC. J. Baumberger
401-1010-00LThe Foundations of Analysis from a Philosophical and Historical Point of View Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 30

Particularly suitable for students of D-MATH
W3 credits2SL. Halbeisen
401-3014-00LThe Development of Set Theory as a Basis for Analysis and Algebra Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30

Particularly suitable for students of D-MATH
W3 credits2SL. Halbeisen, G. Sommaruga
Political Science
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0594-05LDesign Thinking for Democracy Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 20.
W3 credits3S
853-0058-01LSwiss Foreign and Security Politics Since 1945 (without Tutorial)W3 credits2VA. Wenger
853-0010-01LConflict Research II: Challenges of Contemporary Conflicts (without Exercices)W3 credits2VL.‑E. Cederman
853-0048-01LInternational Politics: Theory and MethodsW3 credits3GF. Schimmelfennig
227-0664-00LTechnology and Policy of Electrical Energy Storage Information W3 credits2GV. Wood, T. Schmidt
Psychology, Pedagogics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0240-01LDesigning Learning Environments for School (EW2 TD) Information Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisites: successful participation in 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW1)".

Adresses to students enrolled either in Teaching Diploma* (TD) or Teaching Certificate (TC) in Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics.
*Except for students of Sport Teaching Diploma, who complete the sport-specific course unit EW2.
W3 credits2VE. Stern, P. Greutmann, J. Maue
851-0240-17LDesigning Learning Environments for School: Educational Foundations (EW2 TC)
- Prerequisite: successful participation in 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW1)".
- Addresses to students enrolled in "Teaching Certificate in a non-college Discipline (TC)".
- The simultaneous enrolment in course 851-0240-25 Designing Learning Environments for School: Vocational Education (EW2 TC)" is recommended, but not a mandatory prerequisite.
W2 credits1VE. Stern, P. Edelsbrunner
851-0252-01LHuman-Computer Interaction: Cognition and Usability Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.

Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET
W3 credits2SC. Hölscher, I. Barisic, H. Zhao
851-0252-03LDesign Studio in Spatial Cognition Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40

Particularly suitable for students of D-ARCH
W3 credits2SV. Schinazi, C. Hölscher, Y. Park
851-0232-00LSocial Psychology of Effective TeamworkW2 credits2VR. Mutz
851-0252-12LThe Science of Learning From Failure Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.
W2 credits2SM. Kapur, T. Sinha, D. Trninic, E. Ziegler
851-0585-14LEvaluation ResearchW2 credits2GH.‑D. Daniel
851-0238-01LSupport and Diagnosis of Knowledge Acquisition Processes (EW3) Restricted registration - show details
Enrolment only possible with matriculation in Teaching Diploma (except for students of Sport Teaching Diploma, who complete the sport-specific course unit EW3) and for students who intend to enrol in the "Teaching Diploma"
Prerequisites: successful participation in 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW1)".
W3 credits3SP. Edelsbrunner, C. M. Thurn
851-0240-25LDesigning Learning Environments for School: Vocational Education (EW2 TC)
- Prerequisite: successful participation in 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW1)".
- Addresses to students enrolled in "Teaching Certificate in a non-college Discipline (TC)".
- The simultaneous enrolment in course 851-0240-17L Designing Learning Environments for School: Educational Foundations (EW2 DZ)" is recommended, but not a mandatory prerequisite.
W2 credits1VG. Kaufmann
363-1039-00LIntroduction to Negotiation Information W3 credits2GM. Ambühl
701-0782-00LDiffering Views of Practice and Science: Mutual Learning for Successful Collaboration
Does not take place this semester.
W1 credit1G
851-0242-03LIntroduction to General Pedagogy Restricted registration - show details
Enrolment only possible with matriculation in Teaching Diploma or Teaching Certificate.

Prerequisite: successful participation in 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW1)".
W2 credits2GL. Haag
851-0240-24LDesigning Learning Environments for Schools (EW2 LD) - Portfolio
- Enrolment only possible with simultaneous enrolment in course 851-0240-01L Designing Learning Environments for School (EW2 LD)!

- Prerequisites: successful participation in 851-0240-00L "Human Learning (EW1)".

- Adresses to students enrolled either in Teaching Diploma* (TD) or Teaching Certificate (TC) in Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics.
*Except for students of Sport Teaching Diploma, who complete the sport-specific course unit EW2.
W1 credit2UP. Greutmann, J. Maue
Law
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0708-00LIntroduction to Law
Introduction to Law as GESS Compulsory Elective Course:
Students who have attended or will attend the lecture "Introduction to Law for Architecture" (851-0703-01L), "Introduction to Law for Civil Engineering" (851-0703-03L) or " Introduction to Law" (851-0703-00) , cannot register for this course unit.

Particularly suitable for students of D-HEST, D-MAVT, D-MATL, D-USYS.
W2 credits2VA. Stremitzer
851-0732-01LWorkshop and Lecture Series in Law and EconomicsW2 credits2SA. Stremitzer
851-0732-05LInternet Privacy Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 25.

Please send an email to the lecturer briefly explaining your educational background.

An introduction session will take place from 9:00 until 11:30 am on February 21, 2019.

Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-MTEC.
W3 credits1SA. Stremitzer
851-0739-01LBuilding a Robot Judge: Data Science For the Law
Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MTEC
W3 credits2VE. Ash
851-0732-03LIntellectual Property: An Introduction Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 150

Particularly suitable for students of D-ARCH, D-BIOL, D-CHAB, D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MAVT, D- MATL, D-MTEC.
W2 credits2VS. Bechtold, M. Schonger
851-0740-00LBig Data, Law, and Policy Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 35

Students will be informed by 3.3.2019 at the latest.
W3 credits2SS. Bechtold, T. Roscoe, E. Vayena
851-0712-00LIntroduction to Public Law (French)W2 credits2VY. Nicole
851-0702-01LPublic Construction Law
Particularly suitable for students of D-BAUG
W2 credits2VO. Bucher
851-0734-00LInformation Security Law
Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-ITET
W2 credits2VU. Widmer
851-0735-16LStart Ups ans TaxesW2 credits2SP. Pamini
851-0727-01LTelecommunications Law
Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-ITET
W2 credits2VC. von Zedtwitz
851-0735-11LEnvironmental Regulation: Law and Policy Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20.

Particularly suitable for students of D-USYS
W3 credits1SJ. van Zeben
851-0735-14LSeminar Business Law: Contracts for Projects by Mechanical Engineers Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20

Particularly suitable for students of D-MAVT
W2 credits2SP. Peyrot
701-0743-01LLaw and Natural ResourcesW2 credits2VN. Dajcar
851-0739-02LBuilding a Robot Judge: Data Science for the Law (Course Project)
This is the optional course project for "Building a Robot Judge: Data Science for the Law."

Please register only if attending the lecture course or with consent of the instructor.

Some programming experience in Python is required, and some experience with text mining is highly recommended.
W2 credits2VE. Ash
Sociology
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0252-06LIntroduction to Social Networks: Theory, Methods and Applications
This course is intended for students interested in data analysis and with basic knowledge of inferential statistics.
W3 credits2GC. Stadtfeld, T. Elmer, A. Vörös
851-0252-10LProject in Behavioural Finance Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40

Particularly suitable for students of D-MTEC
W3 credits2SS. Andraszewicz, C. Hölscher, D. Kaszás
851-0586-02LThe Spectacles of MeasurementW3 credits3GU. Brandes
851-0586-03LApplied Network Science Restricted registration - show details
Number of participant limited to 20
W3 credits2SU. Brandes
851-0588-00LIntroduction to Game Theory Information Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 400

Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-MATH
W3 credits2VH. Nax, D. Helbing
851-0585-38LData Science in Techno-Socio-Economic Systems Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 80

This course is thought be for students in the 5th semester or above with quantitative skills and interests in modeling and computer simulations.

Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MAVT, D-MTEC, D-PHYS
W3 credits2VE. Pournaras, T. Guo, D. Helbing
851-0585-48LFrom Game Theory to Computational Social Science and BeyondW3 credits2VD. Helbing, H. Nax, H. Rauhut
851-0591-01LBETH - Blockchain for Sustainability Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 200

Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-MTEC, D-ITET, D-MAVT,D-PHYS
W3 credits4GM. M. Dapp, D. Helbing, S. Klauser
851-0585-43LExperimental Game Theory Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 70
W2 credits2VA. Diekmann
851-0513-00LEconomic SociologyW2 credits2VT. Hinz
851-0253-05LAesthetics Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40
W2 credits2SK. Stocker
851-0252-18LSociological Analysis Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30
W2 credits2SP. Block
701-0712-00LUse and Perception of Nature Among Societies Outside Europe
Does not take place this semester.
W2 credits2V
701-0729-00LSocial Research Methods Restricted registration - show details
Limited number of participants: 65
Target group: students of BSc Environmental Sciences, if there are free places then other students are very welcome.

Students who enroll in the lecture 860-0029-00L Social Research Methods in spring semester and take part in the exam are not allowed to enroll for 701-0729-00L Social Research Methods and collect credit points.
W3 credits2GM. Stauffacher, A. Bearth, O. Ejderyan
701-0786-00LMediation in Environmental Planning: Theory and Case Studies.W2 credits2GK. Siegwart
701-0788-00LMedia Production, Use and Effects Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 25.
W1 credit1VT. Friemel
052-0704-00LSociology II Information W2 credits2VC. Schmid, M. A. Glaser, R. Nüssli, M. Streule Ulloa Nieto
860-0024-00LDigital Society: Ethical, Societal and Economic Challenges Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants is limited to 35
W3 credits2VD. Helbing, M. M. Dapp
860-0022-00LComplexity and Global Systems Science Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 64.

Prerequisites: solid mathematical skills.

Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET, D-MAVT and ISTP
W3 credits2VD. Helbing, N. Antulov-Fantulin
860-0029-00LSocial Research Methods Restricted registration - show details
Limited number of participants: 65

Peer group: students of BSc Environmental Sciences, if there are free places then other students are very welcome.

Students who enroll in the lecture 860-0029-00L Social Research Methods in spring semester and take part in the exam are not allowed to enroll for 701-0729-00L Social Research Methods and collect credit points.
W3 credits2GL. Rudolph
851-0252-19LApplied Generalized Linear ModelsW3 credits2VV. Amati
052-0724-19LSociology: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the urban Information W2 credits2GM. Streule Ulloa Nieto, R. Nüssli
Science Research
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0157-31LScience in the 20th CenturyW3 credits2VM. Hagner
851-0158-14LLife -- A Critical Instruction ManualW3 credits2SM. Hagner
851-0588-00LIntroduction to Game Theory Information Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 400

Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-MATH
W3 credits2VH. Nax, D. Helbing
851-0158-11LThe Alps in The Early Modern Period, 1500-1800 (Research and Writing Lab) Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20
W3 credits2ST. Asmussen
851-0158-12LScience And The New Right Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 50
W3 credits2SN. Guettler, M. Wulz, F. Grütter, M. Stadler
851-0158-13LEcology and Environmentalism Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40

Particularly suitable for students of D-ERDW, D-HEST, D-USYS, D-BIOL
W3 credits2SN. Guettler
851-0157-99LIgnorance in The SciencesW3 credits2SN. El Kassar
851-0158-16LCold War Epistemology Reconsidered in a Global ContextW3 credits2SV. Wolff
851-0158-15LThe Human Between Deficiency And Cyborg. Trans- And Posthumanistic Visions
Particularly suitable for student of D-HEST, D-INFK, D-ITET
Number of participants limited to 50
W3 credits2SK. Liggieri