Search result: Course units in Spring Semester 2021

GESS Science in Perspective Information
Only the courses listed below will be recognized as "GESS Science in Perspective" courses.

Further below you will find courses under the category "Type B courses Reflections about subject specific methods and content" as well as the language courses.

During the Bachelor’s degree Students should acquire at least 6 ECTS and during the Master’s degree 2 ECTS.

Students who already took a course within their main study program are NOT allowed to take the course again.
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 credits2VB. Schär
851-0105-01LCross-Cultural Competences Arab World Information
Does not take place this semester.
W3 credits2V
851-0812-08LHeureka V: Politics and Society in Discussion in Antiquity and TodayW2 credits2VC. Utzinger, M. Amann, B. Beer, A. Broger, F. Egli Utzinger, R. Harder
052-0806-00LHistory and Theory of Architecture IV Information W2 credits2VL. Stalder
701-0791-00LEnvironmental History - Introduction and Overview Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 80.
W2 credits2VM. Gisler
851-0080-00LNew Forms and Contents in Nonfiction Writing Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.
W3 credits2SW. Eilenberger
851-0008-00LBan on Alcohol and Science: A Global History of Prohibition 1918-1939 Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
W3 credits2S
851-0181-00LA New History of Greek Mathematics Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2VR. Wagner
851-0182-00LFrom Economy to Mathematics and Back: A History of Interactions Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SR. Wagner
851-0297-00LManipulation in Literature and Cultural HistoryW3 credits2VS. S. Leuenberger
851-0525-00LA History of Personal Computing Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SR. Wichum, M. Mayer
851-0526-00LProducing Emptiness and Working with Nothing. Vacuum Technology in the 20th Century Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SD. Gugerli, R. Delucchi
851-0088-00LHistory and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SO. Del Fabbro
851-0173-00LHistory of Formal Logic: The Emergence of Boolean Logic Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2VJ. L. Gastaldi
851-0009-00LThe 'Dutch East Indies' and Science in German Speaking Europe, c. 1800-1950 Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SB. Schär, M. Ligtenberg
851-0010-00LGlobal Histories of the Anthropocene Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2ST. Bartoletti
851-0157-49LWhat is Life? Introdution Into the History of the Life SciencesW3 credits2VM. Hagner
851-0157-74LPhotography Between Science and Art Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20
W3 credits2SM. Hagner
Literature
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0080-00LNew Forms and Contents in Nonfiction Writing Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.
W3 credits2SW. Eilenberger
851-0347-00LThe Worlds of LiteratureW3 credits2VD. Eribon
851-0348-00LThe Italian Nation from Risorgimento to Fascism: Images, Symbols, StructuresW3 credits2VA. M. Banti
851-0297-00LManipulation in Literature and Cultural HistoryW3 credits2VS. S. Leuenberger
851-0340-00LWriting Technology: Cyborgs, Cybernetics, and Translating MachinesW3 credits2VP. Gerard
851-0303-00LEconomy and LiteratureW3 credits2SA. Kilcher, C. Weidmann
Economics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
363-0532-00LEconomics of Sustainable DevelopmentW3 credits2VL. Bretschger
363-0564-00LEntrepreneurial RisksW3 credits2GD. Sornette
363-1039-00LIntroduction to NegotiationW3 credits2GM. Ambühl
364-0576-00LAdvanced Sustainability Economics Information
PhD course, open for MSc students
W3 credits3GL. Bretschger, A. Pattakou
351-0578-00LIntroduction to Economic Policy Restricted registration - show details W2 credits2VH. Mikosch
701-0758-00LEcological Economics: Introduction with Focus on Growth CriticsW2 credits2VI. Seidl
751-1500-00LDevelopment EconomicsW3 credits2VI. Günther, K. Harttgen
860-0032-00LIntroductory Macroeconomics Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants is limited to 30.
Prerequisite: An introductory course in Economics is required to sign up for this course.

Priority for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc.
W3 credits2VR. Pleninger
851-0610-00LThe Role of Finance in Tackling Climate Change Restricted registration - show details
Primarily suited for Master and PhD students.
W3 credits2VB. Steffen, F. M. Egli, A. Stünzi
Philosophy
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0101-01LIntroduction to Practical Philosophy
Particularly suitable for students of D-MAVT, D-MATL
W3 credits2GL. Wingert
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
851-0165-00LQuestions Concerning the Philosophy of Mathematics, Theoretical Physics and Computer Science Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SG. Sommaruga, S. Wolf
851-0179-00LEthical Issues in Animal Research Restricted registration - show details W2 credits2GG. Achermann, A. K. Alitalo
851-0198-00LPhilosophy of Psychiatry Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
W3 credits2V
851-0097-00LWhat Is Knowledge and Under What Conditions Are We Entitled to Claim Knowledge?W3 credits2GL. Wingert
851-0166-00LCertainty and Doubt in Science and PhilosophyW3 credits2VM. Hampe
851-0167-00LWays of Worldmaking Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SM. Hampe
851-0197-00LMedieval and Early Modern Science and PhilosophyW3 credits2VE. Sammarchi
851-0282-00LOn ClosureW3 credits2SC. Jany
052-0518-21LTheory and Practice: Special Turn and Immaterial Space Joseph Beuys versus René Descartes Information W2 credits2GC. Posthofen, A. Brandlhuber
851-0349-00LAdvanced Course in Philosophy of Religion: Hilary Putnam’s Philosophy of Religion in Context (UZH)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: 23LM020

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
https://www.uzh.ch/cmsssl/en/studies/application/deadlines.html
W3 credits2VUniversity lecturers
851-0350-00LDo We Have a Free Will? Neuroscientific, Philosophical and Theological Perspectives (UZH)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: 23SS007

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
https://www.uzh.ch/cmsssl/en/studies/application/deadlines.html
W3 credits2SUniversity lecturers
Political Science
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
853-0058-01LSwiss Foreign and Security Politics Since 1945 (without Tutorial)W3 credits2VA. Wenger
853-0010-01LConflict Research II: Civil Wars (without Exercises)W3 credits2VS. Rüegger, L.‑E. Cederman
853-0048-01LInternational Politics: Theory and MethodsW3 credits3GJ. Lipps
227-0664-00LTechnology and Policy of Electrical Energy StorageW3 credits2GV. Wood, T. Schmidt
860-0001-00LPublic Institutions and Policy-Making Processes Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 25.

Priority for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc.
W3 credits2GE. K. Smith, S. Bechtold, F. Schimmelfennig
857-0075-01LContemporary European PoliticsW3 credits2SM. Jacob, A. Baysan, S. Hegewald, J. Lipps, N. Olszewska, D. Schraff
853-0057-02LStrategic Studies II (without Exercises)W3 credits2VM. Mantovani, M. Berni, M. Wyss
851-0649-00LInternational Development EngineeringW1 credit2VI. Günther, A. Rom, K. Shea, E. Tilley
851-0519-00LDeportation as a Mean of Migration and Population ControlW3 credits2VS. M. Scheuzger
851-0647-00LModel United Nations - International Policy-making Restricted registration - show details W2 credits1SL. Hensgen, F. M. Egli
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 credits1VP. Edelsbrunner, U. Markwalder, E. Stern
851-0252-01LHuman-Computer Interaction: Cognition and Usability Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40.

Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET
W3 credits2SC. Hölscher, S. Credé, H. Zhao
851-0252-12LThe Science of Learning From Failure Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 60.
W2 credits2SM. Kapur, A. Nardo, E. Ziegler
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, J. Maue, 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 NegotiationW3 credits2GM. Ambühl
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
851-0252-08LEvidence-Based Design: Methods and Tools For Evaluating Architectural Design Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40

Particularly suitable for students of D-ARCH
W3 credits2SM. Gath Morad, C. Hölscher, C. Veddeler
851-0253-07LConsciousness Studies Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 40.
W2 credits2SK. Stocker
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
851-0739-01LSequencing Legal DNA: NLP for Law and Political Economy
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, R. Zingg
851-0740-00LBig Data, Law, and Policy Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 35.
Students will be informed by 1.3.2021 the latest.
W3 credits2SS. Bechtold
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
851-0735-16LStart Ups and Taxes Restricted registration - show details W2 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 Resources Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 20.
W2 credits2VN. Dajcar
851-0739-02LSequencing Legal DNA: NLP for Law and Political Economy (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
851-0744-00LResearch Paper in Law and Tech Restricted registration - show details
There is no need for a written application for students who have taken the pre-requisite Law & Tech course. For students who believe they have the requisite background, they should email aileen.nielsen@gess.ethz.ch with a summary of why they believe they have the relevant background knowledge as well as what topic they would be interested in to address with a research paper.
W1 credit1SA. Stremitzer, J. Merane, A. Nielsen
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, U. Brandes
851-0252-10LProject in Behavioural Finance Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Number of participants limited to 40

Particularly suitable for students of D-MTEC
W3 credits2SC. Hölscher
851-0586-03LApplied Network Science: Sports Networks Restricted registration - show details
Number of participant limited to 20
W3 credits2SU. Brandes
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 credits2VD. Helbing, N. Antulov-Fantulin, V. Vasiliauskaite
851-0585-43LExperimental Game TheoryW2 credits2VA. Diekmann
851-0513-00LEconomic SociologyW2 credits2VT. Hinz
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
Target group: students of BSc Environmental Sciences
W3 credits2GM. Stauffacher, A. Bearth, O. Ejderyan
701-0786-00LMediation in Environmental Planning: Theory and Case Studies.W2 credits2GK. Siegwart
052-0704-00LSociology II Information W2 credits2VC. Schmid, I. Apostol, M. A. Glaser, L. Howe, M. Streule Ulloa Nieto
860-0024-00LDigital Society: Ethical, Societal and Economic Challenges Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants is limited to 30.
W3 credits2VD. Helbing, C. I. Hausladen
860-0022-00LComplexity and Global Systems Science Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 50.

Prerequisites: solid mathematical skills.

Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET, D-MAVT and ISTP
W3 credits2SD. Helbing, S. Mahajan
851-0586-02LThe Spectacles of MeasurementW3 credits2VU. Brandes
851-0745-00LEthics Workshop: The Impact of Digital Life on Society Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.

Open to all Master level / PhD students.
W2 credits2SE. Vayena, A. Blasimme, C. Brall, F. Gille, M. Schneider, J. Sleigh
851-0585-48LControversies in Game Theory Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 100.
W3 credits2VD. Helbing, H. Nax, H. Rauhut
853-0051-01LMilitary Sociology II (without Exercises)W3 credits2VT. Szvircsev Tresch, S. De Rosa, T. Ferst
851-0174-00LRebooting AI: Human and Social Aspects of Artificial Intelligence Restricted registration - show details
Suitable only for MA and PhD students
W3 credits2GJ. L. Gastaldi, O. Del Fabbro, A. Nardo, D. Trninic
851-0252-19LApplied Generalized Linear ModelsW3 credits2VV. Amati
Science Research
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
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