Search result: Catalogue data 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.
Language Courses of the UZH and ETH Zurich
A maximum of three credits from language courses may be recognised. In addition, only advanced courses (level B2 upwards) in the European languages English, French, Italian and Spanish are recognised. German language courses are recognised from level C2 upwards.

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html
Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0884-00LJapanese 2 (A1.2) Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractJapanese 2 leads to A1.2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is the second part of a five-semester Japanese course. This course builds on participants’ basic vocabulary and knowledge of Japanese sentence structures. The focus is on expanding participants’ ability to act and on increasing their range of expression.
ObjectiveParticipants are able to use the Japanese language adequately in selected areas, and they can write logically structured texts about their daily lives and write these on a computer in Sino-Japanese mixed script. The focus is equally on fostering speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills at A1.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as well as on developing cultural competence. Special importance is attached to an academic environment and student life. The following content is dealt with: Invitations, rejections, and making appointments; leisure activities; personal preferences; family; making suggestions.
851-0882-01LJapanese IV (A2.2) Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/Sprachkurse/Kursgebuehren1.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractJapanese IV leads to A2.2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is the fourth part of a five-semester Japanese course. The goal of the course is to give participants the opportunity to practice colloquial Japanese, read general-language texts in Sino-Japanese mixed script, use and extend their basic vocabulary and sentence structures.
ObjectiveParticipants are able to use the Japanese language adequately in selected areas. The focus is equally on fostering speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills at A2.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as well as on the development of cultural competence. Special importance is attached to an academic environment and student life. The following content is dealt with: Describing plans, taking precautions, hearsay, and requesting services.
851-0834-20LModern Greek Language II (A1.2) Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractModern Greek II leads to A1.2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is the second part of a four-semester Modern Greek course. The goal of the course is that participants acquire basic language skills in speaking, listening comprehension, and reading and writing Greek script. The focus is also on vocabulary extension, basic grammar, and pronunciation practice.
ObjectiveParticipants are able to use Modern Greek adequately in selected areas. They can form simple sentences in past and future tenses. They can write short descriptive texts. They can filter out a general overview from the information presented on Greek websites. The focus is on speaking, reading comprehension, and listening comprehension skills at A1.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and on developing cultural competence. Special importance is attached to an academic environment and student life.

Content areas that are embedded in various communicative tasks include: Talking about work rhythms and holiday plans; giving information about times, dates, days of the week, months, name days, birthdays, and other holidays; talking about the weather; booking a holiday; asking for information about a place; making arrangements with friends; and talking about leisure activities.
851-0834-21LModern Greek Language IV (A2.2) Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractModern Greek IV leads to A2.1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is the final part of a four-semester Modern Greek course. The goal of the course is for participants to expand their language skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. The focus is also on grammar structures, vocabulary extension, and improving the ability of self-expression
ObjectiveParticipants are able to use Modern Greek adequately in selected areas. They can follow the class in Greek. They can speak about hypothetical and real options. They can use verbal aspects of durations correctly in the past and the future. The focus is on speaking, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and writing skills at A2.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and on developing cultural competence. Special importance is attached to an academic environment and student life.

Content areas that are embedded in various communicative tasks include: Writing descriptions; expressing your own opinion and asking others about their opinions; understanding and repeating a weather forecast; talking about problems encountered while travelling; describing photos; talking about hobbies; talking about how things used to be; discussing environmental issues; knowing about various jobs and workplaces; and understanding and repeating recipes.
851-0889-00LSwedish I A1.2 Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractSwedish I leads to A1.2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course is the first part of a two-semester Swedish course. The goal of the course is for participants to gain basic language skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing.
ObjectiveParticipants are able to use Swedish adequately in selected areas. The focus is on speaking, reading comprehension, and listening comprehension skills at A1.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and on developing cultural competence. Special importance is attached to an academic environment and student life.
Content areas that are embedded in various communicative tasks include: Greetings, introducing yourself, and speaking about yourself (including about your personal and professional identity and your interests); and asking for information and requesting services.
851-0889-02LSwedish II A2.1 Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractSwedish II leads to A2.1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course is the second part of a two-semester Swedish course. The goal of the course is for participants to extend their language skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing.
ObjectiveParticipants are able to use Swedish adequately in selected areas. The focus is on speaking, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension skills at A2.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and on developing cultural competence. Special importance is attached to an academic environment and student life.
Content areas that are embedded in various communicative tasks include: Talking about your relatives and family; talking about past and future events; expressing your views on things you (don’t) like; expressing your opinion; and requesting information (including about directions and the weather).
851-0900-04LReading Course Norwegian (University of Zurich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: 360-217a

Number of participants limited to 20.
No simultaneous online registration at the language center necessary.

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
https://www.uzh.ch/cmsssl/en/studies/application/deadlines.html
W3 credits2UUniversity lecturers
AbstractAfter completing the three semester basic course, the fourth semester will focus on active language competencies. Based on current topics in Norwegian media, you will practice reading, hearing, discussing and writing in Norwegian.
ObjectiveYou will master the Norwegian language well enough to be able to discuss and write about complex matters .
851-0849-03LPortuguese Brazilian A2-B2: Urban Popular Music Information
Does not take place this semester.
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits1GUniversity lecturers
AbstractIn this course, participants engage with various themes of urban popular music in Brazil. They gain an understanding of some aspects of culture and the history of Brazil in relation to various music genres, periods of artistic expression, main composers, and interpreters of Brazilian music.
ObjectiveThe aim of this course is to expose the(delete) participants to the language with a musical approach using linguistic and cultural resources to develop and improve their oral and written learning and communication skills.
851-0816-08LFrench B2-C1: Debating and Presentation Skills Information
Does not take place this semester.
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W1 credit1GUniversity lecturers
AbstractBased on the main controversial issues of the moment, this course offers participants the opportunity to reflect on the rhetorical tools essential to the art of debate and to put these tools into practice in order to improve their ability to express themselves quickly, effectively, and fluently.
ObjectiveThis course allows participants to develop specific skills in oral expression, as well as comprehension, in the context of controversial discussion. After observing various practices and rhetorical tools in the art of debate in an initial phase, participants put the theory into practice in order to produce clearly structured argumentation and improve their ability to interact effectively rhetorically and quickly in a controversial debate.
851-0816-07LFrench B2-C1: Language and Literature Information
Does not take place this semester.
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits1GUniversity lecturers
AbstractThis course offers participants the opportunity to read short stories in order to raise their awareness of linguistic aspects and cultural issues in the Francophone world, and to improve their oral skills, mainly through oral presentations.
ObjectiveThe primary objective of this course is to develop participants’ written comprehension and, more specifically, to refine their perception of the implicit meanings and cultural aspects present in the literary texts proposed for reading. The course further aims to raise participants' awareness of contemporary cultural issues in the Francophone world. Another goal is to improve participants’ oral skills, specifically so they can deliver structured presentations and express personal, informed, and nuanced opinions.
851-0826-06LItalian B2-C1: Outside the Classroom Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractThis course allows participants to practice Italian in a real-life situation: At the Zurich art museum (Kunsthaus), participants look at art works while listening to an Italian audio guide; they then discuss the art. The course alternates between seven museum visits and seven in-class lessons. At home, participants study their chosen art works in more depth and prepare oral and written summaries.
ObjectiveThe course uses art as a means for participants to practice all four language skills: Reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Further activities enable participants to enhance vocabulary and grammar learning. Participants receive written feedback on their written work, and recurring errors are discussed in class.
851-0826-03LItalian B2-C1: Language Structure Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractThe course gives participants the opportunity to broaden and intensify their knowledge of complex morphosyntactic structures. The objective is to improve their proficiency in expressing complex content.
The aim is that at the end of the course, participants understand a wide range of texts and are able to express themselves clearly and effectively in a wide variety of oral and written situations.
ObjectiveThe course helps participants to explore various ways in which they can express complex thoughts and ideas through different types of subordinate clauses, including consecutive, concessive, and hypothetical sentences, and indirect speech.
Using a range of written and oral activities, participants also practice aspects of grammar that often pose difficulties at an advanced level:
verb tenses and modes, use of articles and pronouns, adjectives and past participle agreement, choice of prepositions, and word order. At the same time, the course focuses on vocabulary expansion.
851-0846-03LSpanish B2: Grammar and Communication Information
Does not take place this semester.
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractThe most important grammar topics of this course are past tense forms, subordinate clauses, linking devices, reported speech, periphrastic verb constructions, and verbs that express change. The course also deals with topics that typically cause problems for higher level learners, including ser/estar, por/para, and indicative and subjunctive forms of verbs.
ObjectiveIn this course, participants improve their comprehension of written and oral texts that deal with current issues, as well as of scientific texts from participants’ own fields of study. They are able to analyse various points of view and can create clear and detailed oral and written texts on scientific issues from their field of study, while taking a position and expressing definite views on these issues
851-0856-06LSpanish B2-C1: The Realities of the Hispanic World
Does not take place this semester.
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractThis course gives participants an initial insight into the contemporary reality of the global Spanish-speaking community through journalistic texts.
The skills they practice in this approach include reading, writing, and oral interaction, and the course includes reading and writing activities and oral debates.
ObjectiveParticipants work on two areas: First, due the size of the Hispanic world, each week they focus on a nation or a region, thus gaining a deeper insight into that nation. Second, participants can choose to investigate various aspects of the Hispanic world, according to their own interests.
This course gives an overview of the societies that form the Hispanic world in two ways: On the one hand, the course looks at the perspectives of the various nations that comprise this international community, and on the other, it looks at various aspects that define this community, including its politics, news, traditions, and culture.
851-0846-02LSpanish B2-C1: Language and Cinema Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

Course fees: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot/Kursgebuehren.html

Registration dates: https://www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch/en/angebot.html
W2 credits2GUniversity lecturers
AbstractThe course introduces specific thematics in Spanish-speaking regions or countries through the cinema, taking into account the geopolitical and cultural spectrum of the Spanish language.
ObjectiveThe course aims to visual observation, development of ideas, presentation, and interaction. Some basic elements of movie-making are presented.
The participant gets familiarized with images, customs, dialogs and vocabulary, carrying out an observation, analysis, and comment of these elements.
Glossaries of different linguistic regions are created.
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