Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
Please read the published information on the individual courses carefully.

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GESS Science in Perspective Information
Only the topics listed in this paragraph can be chosen as GESS Science in Perspective.
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.
Language Courses ETH/UZH
Please be advised that your online-registration at the language centre has to be simultaneous (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch) as otherwise your registration for the course will not be valid.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0853-00LRussian III (A2.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W2 credits2UD. Henseler
AbstractThis course is a sequel to the one-year basic course. Students' level should come up to the level of the basic course (two terms, with two lessons per week). In case of doubt please contact the teacher prior to the beginning of the term.
Registration for the course at sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch is obligatory!
ObjectiveThe course focuses on speaking, reading comprehension and auding as well as on cultural competence.
Working forms: Single, pair, and group work, and plenum. The course is supported by e-learning.
ContentThese are the contents of the course: talking about food and meals; indicating quantity; saying that one needs something or has to buy something; making sales talk; naming dishes and cutlery; making invitations; asking for an explanation of an unknown term; uttering congratulations and wishes; describing one's day; naming activities in the present, the past and the futuer; talking about one's way to the working place. The course is supported by the learning platform OLAT.
Lecture notesWe work with the textbook "Otlitschno A2". Students are asked to acquire the "Kursbuch" (ISBN 978-3-19-004478-8), "Arbeitsbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs" (ISBN 978-3-19-014478-5) and the "Audio-CD zum Kursbuch" (ISBN 978-3-19-024478-2).
851-0855-00LRussian V (A2.2+) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W2 credits2UD. Henseler
AbstractThe course Russian V requires a knowledge which should come up to the level of the four preceding courses (four terms, with two lessons per week). This corresponts to the level A2 of the "European Framework". In case of doubt please contact the teacher prior to the beginning of the term.
Registration for the course at sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch is obligatory!
ObjectiveThe course focuses on speaking, reading comprehension and auding as well as on cultural competence on a A2.2+ level according to the "European Framework".
Working forms: Single, pair, and group work, and plenum.
ContentThese are the contents of the course: talking about the weather; naming seasons and months; understanding touristic offers; uttering approval, refusal and indifference; making appointments; talking about holiday plans and arrangements; uttering prohibitions; drawing comparisons; talking about learning; indicating year and date; talking about interests; saying what one is busy with; talking about one's biography; saying what one would like to do; making and asking for recommendations; passing on information; saying how to get to a place; making suggestions. The course is supported by the learning platform OLAT.
Lecture notesWe work with the textbook "Otlitschno! A2" (starting from unit 6). Students are asked to acquire the "Kursbuch" (ISBN: 978-3190044788), "Audio-CD mit den Hörtexten zum Kursbuch" (ISBN: 978-3190244782) and the "Arbeitsbuch mit integrierter Audio-CD" (ISBN 978-3190144785).
851-0861-00LArabic I (A1.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W3 credits4UE.  Youssef-Grob
AbstractThis course forms the first part (level A1) of a five semesters' Arabic course. Its aim is to acquire a basic competence on the level of speaking, hearing skills, and also reading and writing of the Arabic script.
ObjectiveThe participants will be able to adequately respond to selected situations of everyday life. Conversations in everyday life and typical situations while traveling will be taught and exercised. Another important focus is the learning of the Arabic script.
ContentEmbedded into communicative situations we will work on the following contents: to greet, to present oneself, to talk about oneself (personal identity, occupation, place of living, etc.), simple telephone calls, to ask for information, to book a room. We will pay special attention to cultural aspects.
LiteratureArabisch Intensiv. Grundstufe. Landesspracheninstitut in der Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Buske Verlag (www.buske.de), 2011

Das Lehrmittel ist kurz vor Semesterbeginn erhältlich beim Bücherladen und Studentenladen Zentrum, Schönberggasse 2, 8001 Zürich, Tel: 044 634 45 23, Fax: 044 634 45 26, email: ladenz@zsuz.uzh.ch
geöffnet: Mo - Fr 09.00-17.00 Uhr
851-0861-01LArabic I (A1.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W2 credits3UU. Gösken
AbstractThis class aims at acquiring the elementary language competence on the level of speaking, listening and understanding as well as reading and writing of the Arabic script.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to behave adequately in regard to language and culture in simple, but important everyday situations. Learning and practicing vocabulary and grammar are tailermade to acquire sufficient confidence to meet elementary communication needs orally and in writing.
ContentThe communicative needs which the practical contents and situations are designed to meet relate to: saying hello, asking about somebody's wellbeing, introducing each other, simple statements about objects and persons, asking for information and services. The participants are expected to do some of their homework on OLAT.
Lecture notesAll teaching material besides the reader will be distributed in the lessons and downloaded on OLAT.
LiteratureTextbook:

Grundstufe

Landesspracheninstitut in der Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Jahr: 2011
Auflage:
3., völlig überarb. Aufl
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is open for students, post-graduate students and staff of both Zurich university and ETH without any knowledge of the Arabic language.
851-0863-00LArabic III (A2.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W2 credits2UU. Gösken
AbstractThis course forms the third semester of a five semesters' Arabic curriculum. We will work on the following topics: Talking about one's life, daily routines, comparisons, wishes, orders, eventualities, preferences. Furthermore, we will pay special attention to acquiring a basic vocabulary and work on the Arabic verbal system.
ObjectiveThe participants are able to show a culturally and linguistically appropriate behavior in common situations of everyday life. They acquire a basic vocabulary and know the important verbal constructions (present and past tense, imperative, conjunctive) .
ContentDie Verständigungsbedürfnisse, auf welche Übungsinhalte und -situationen abgestimmt sind, beziehen sich auf folgendes: aus dem Leben erzählen, Tagesablauf, Vergleiche, Wünsche, Befehle und Eventualitäten ausdrücken, Vorlieben angeben. Der Kurs wird mit einem Modul auf OLAT unterstützt.
LiteratureArabisch Intensiv. Grundstufe. Landesspracheninstitut in der Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Buske Verlag (www.buske.de), 2011

Das Lehrmittel ist kurz vor Semesterbeginn erhältlich beim
Bücherladen und Studentenladen Zentrum, Schönberggasse 2, 8001 Zürich, Tel: 044 634 45 23, Fax: 044 634 45 26, email: ladenz@zsuz.uzh.ch
geöffnet: Mo - Fr 09.00-17.00 Uhr
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzung ist der erfolgreiche Besuch der Kurse Arabisch I und II am Sprachenzentrum (bei E. Youssef oder U. Gösken) resp. Vorkenntnisse, die dem Niveau A1 des europäischen Referenzrahmens entsprechen. In der Arabisch-Lernwerkstatt, die über die Sommermonate im Selbstlernzentrum der Universität Zürich angeboten wird, können sich Quereinsteiger und auch Teilnehmende der Kurse I und II bei U. Gösken optimal auf den Kurs vorbereiten: Sie finden dort speziell zusammengestelltes Material aus den bisher bearbeiteten Lektionen 1-7 des Lehrbuches Arabisch intensiv, auf die im Kurs III aufgebaut werden wird.
851-0861-03LFollowing Arabic Massmedia (B1) Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W2 credits2UE.  Youssef-Grob
AbstractArabic authentic texts or programs from audiovisual media. Introduction into the Arabic media landscape with its peculiarities.
ObjectiveParticipants are able to understand easy authentic texts (reports, news, interviews) of Arabic mass media and discuss them in Arabic.
Strategies of textual interpretation, vocabulary buidling or the use of a grammar will enable students further to develop their own, autonomous approach to Arabic media.
851-0877-00LChinese I (A1.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W3 credits4UA.‑L. Achermann
AbstractThis course is designed for students with a general interest in learning the modern Chinese language or students who are planning to study in China.
ObjectiveThe course aims at promoting various everyday communication skills without neglecting their cultural context.
ContentIntroduction to the modern standard Chinese language (Mandarin) and script, concentrating on basic vocabulary in Pinyin and Chinese characters, elementary grammar and conversation. The main focus will be on colloquial language.
LiteratureIm Kurs wird mit folgenden beiden Lehrmitteln gearbeitet:

1) Zhongguohua, shangce (Band 1). Lehrwerk für Chinesisch als Fremdsprache.
2) Zhongguozi, shuxie.

Beide Lehrmittel können am ersten Kurstag erworben werden.
851-0877-02LChinese I (A1.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W3 credits4UQ. Hu
AbstractThis course is designed for students with a general interest in learning the modern Chinese language or students who are planning to study in China.
ObjectiveThe course aims at promoting various everyday communication skills without neglecting their cultural context.
ContentIntroduction to the modern standard Chinese language (Mandarin) and script, concentrating on basic vocabulary in Pinyin and Chinese characters, elementary grammar and conversation. The main focus will be on colloquial language.
LiteratureWir arbeiten mit folgendem Lehrmittel:
Zhōngguóhuà, shàngcè und Zhōngguózì, shūxiě (Beijing, 2007 mit Audio CD).
851-0879-00LChinese III (A2.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W3 credits4UQ. Hu
AbstractBuilding on course Chinese II the students will learn to actively master a vocabulary of 300 words. In addition, the course will teach some of the basic grammatical patterns. Exercises in spoken Chinese covering a number of topics are also part of the course-work. The course aims to bring the participants up to level 2 of the new HSK (standardized international Chinese proficiency test).
ObjectiveThe course has the following aims: the participants shall acquire an advanced competence in the field of speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will build up a number of key characters, so that 300 words should be actively mastered by the end of the semester. Exercises in basic grammatical forms shall give a first understanding of modern Chinese syntax. All the lessons will contain a fair share of conversational practice.
ContentNeue erworbene Sprachkompetenzen:
1. Die Fähigkeit, Zahlen und Mengen in der korrekten grammatikalischen Form anzuwenden.
2. Eine eigene Meinung richtig äußern (Z.B. Gefühle bewerten können).
3. Nach der Meinung der anderen fragen können.
4. Einen Vorschlag machen können.
5. Zwei Dinge miteinander vergleichen können.
6. Die Ursache von etwas erklären können.
7. Gegenwart, Vergangenheit und Zukunft ausdrücken können.
LiteratureWir arbeiten mit folgendem Lehrmittel:
Standard Course HSK 2, ISBN978-7-5619-3726-6. Beijing 2014 mit Audio CD).
Prerequisites / NoticeZiel des Kurses ist der Erwerb einer fortgeschrittenen Sprachkompetenz auf der Ebene des Sprechens, des Hörverstehens sowie des Lesens und Schreibens.
Vorausgesetzt wird der Besuch der Chinesisch I und II Kurse oder eine äquivalente Sprachkompetenz. Teilnehmende, welche die beiden ersten Kurse nicht besucht haben, werden gebeten, sich mit der Kursleiterin in Verbindung zu setzen.
851-0879-01LChinese V (A2.2+) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W2 credits2UQ. Hu
AbstractThis course is meant for all students and employees at the University and the ETH Zurich.
Members of the course will acquire an advanced linguistic competence – meeting the new standards set by „Chinese as a Foreign Language“ (level B1).
It is mandatory that the courses from Chinese I-IV have been successfully completed. Others should contact the instructor of the course beforehand.
ObjectiveBuilding on the results of course Chinese V the students will learn a basic vocabulary of about 600 characters. Until the end of the course they will acquire the capacity not only to read but also to write these characters. The students will be familiarized with the new vocabulary through a number of exercises involving dialogues and short sentences. In addition, the competence in understanding spoken colloquial Chinese will also be trained.
ContentDiejenigen Studierenden, die ihre Sprachstudien weiterführen oder die Standardprüfung für Chinesisch als Fremdsprache (HSK) ablegen wollen, sollen Gelegenheit erhalten, ihre Lese- und Schreibfähigkeit zu verbessern und sich schrittweise ein umfangreicheres Vokabular anzueignen.
Im Vordergrund stehen vielfältige Konversationsübungen, die die Lesefähigkeit und ein entsprechendes Verständnis der notwendigen grammatikalischen Strukturen schulen sollen.
Neben dem Hörverständnis soll auch die Sprechfähigkeit nach Maßgabe der Modellprüfungen geübt werden.
Der Kurs wird mit einem Modul auf OLAT unterstützt. Die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer werden einige Aufgaben auf OLAT erledigen.
LiteratureWir arbeiten mit folgendem Lehrmittel:
HSK Standard Course 3 and Wordbook (Beijing, 2015 mit Audio CD).
Prerequisites / NoticeVorausgesetzt wird der Besuch der Chinesisch III und IV Kurse oder eine äquivalente Sprachkompetenz. Teilnehmende, welche die beiden Kurse nicht besucht haben, werden gebeten, sich mit der Kursleiterin in Verbindung zu setzen. Bei Unklarheiten ist ein beratendes Gespräch mit der Dozentin möglich.
Am Ende des Semesters findet eine schriftliche Semesterprüfung statt. In dieser werden Grammatik und Leseverständnis geprüft. Aufgrund des Leistungsnachweises durch regelmäßige, aktive Teilnahme am Unterricht sowie Bestehen der Prüfung werden 2 ECTS-Punkte vergeben
851-0881-00LJapanese I (A1.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W3 credits4UG. Gefter
AbstractElementary introduction to the Japanese language. Students acquire the basic language skills needed for everyday life communicative interactions.
ObjectiveLevel A1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
ContentFor details see www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch
Lecture notesHeinrich Reinfried, "Kompaktlehrgang Japanisch" (available at the beginning of the course, later by mail to reinfried@asiaintensiv.ch; also available in English: "Concise course in Japanese")
851-0881-01LJapanese I (A1.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W3 credits4UI. Mosimann-Nakanishi
AbstractElementary introduction to the Japanese language. Students acquire a basic vocabulary together with the most frequently used sentence structures, as well as the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries. Reading and writing training includes use of the computer for Japanese text editing.
ObjectiveEveryday conversation / Reading simple texts written with Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries / Writing simple texts about everyday topics using the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries on the computer
ContentFor details see www.sprachenzentrum.unizh.ch
Lecture notes1. Heinrich Reinfried "Kompaktlehrgang Japanisch" or
"Concise Course in Japanese" (English Version)

This will be sold at the beginning of the course or can be ordered directly at www.asiaintensiv.ch .

2. Japanisch Intensiv, Grundkurs. Buske Verlag 2012

This will be sold shortly before the beginning of the semester at book shops and the Studentenladen Zentrum (Schönberggasse 2, 8001 Zürich, Tel 044 634 45 23, ladenz@zsuz.uzh.ch).
851-0883-00LJapanese III (A2.1) Information Restricted registration - show details
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W2 credits2UI. Mosimann-Nakanishi
AbstractTraining in colloquial Japanese / Reading of common texts in Japanese / Application, consolidation and expansion of the basic vocabulary and sentence structures / Training in hearing
ObjectiveThe participants consolidate and broaden the basic knowledge of the modern colloquial language in Japan. One of the focuses is on the acquisition of speech methods for important everyday standard situations. At the same time the grammar knowledge will be repeated and broadened. Higher reading skills will also be strived for by learning approx. 60 new Kanji.
ContentFor details see www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch
Lecture notesWe will be using this textbook: "Japanisch Intensiv Grundkurs", LSI, Buske Verlag
851-0882-02LJapanese V: Readings in Modern Japanese (A2.2-B1)
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W2 credits2UG. Gefter
AbstractThe focus of this course is on the reading of challenging original texts from Japanese media and Japanese contemporary literature. The texts are analyzed and discussed in terms of their content and linguistic features.
ObjectiveBy reading selected original texts, students learn strategies for reading texts analytically. The aim is that they are able to handle Japanese sources independently, using appropriate tools.
851-0890-00LReading Course Latin: Augustus - The First Roman Princeps Information
Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).
W2 credits2UC. Utzinger
AbstractThe general topic of the course is Augustus. On the basis of didactically prepared texts written by various Latin authors (including Sueton, Augustus) this enigmatic figure who became the first emperor of the Roman Empire is examined.
Students mostly prepare the texts at home for class discussion. Furthermore, important topics of basic grammar are reviewed (exercises).
ObjectiveStudents gain an understanding of various aspects of a new topic and are able to analyse and contrast these aspects within a wider context.
Participants reactivate, review, and improve their language skills (vocabulary, morphology, morphosyntax) by applying these skills to texts and in exercises (translation competence, text analysis).
851-0900-01LNorwegian (Beginners) Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: 360256

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

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W3 credits2UE. Berg
AbstractThis language course is an introduction to Norwegian (Bokmål) as well as to the country and its culture.
ObjectiveBy the end of the course, you will have read some easy Norwegian texts, have written your first own texts, and be able to conduct simple conversations.
Prerequisites / NoticeEuropean Global Scale grading: A2 (basic user)
You are recommended to take part in the tutorial offered for this course.
851-0900-03LNorwegian III (University of Zürich) Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: 360267

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

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W3 credits2UE. Berg
AbstractThe third part of the Norwegian-course aims at a further development of your active and passive language competence. You will finish the textbook and round it off by an individual assignment on a Norwegian theme.
European Global Scale grading: B2 (independent user)
ObjectiveYou will be reading Norwegian literature with ease and discussing various themes both in speech and in writing.
851-0900-02LNorwegian II Information
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: 360260

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

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
http://www.uzh.ch/studies/application/mobilitaet_en.html
W3 credits2UE. Berg
AbstractThis course is a continuation of the introductory course and is suited for students with elementary knowledge of Norwegian. By means of various media like articles, music and films, you will also get to know more about Norway.
European Global Scale grading: B1 (indepentent user)
ObjectiveThe aim of this course is to expand your knowledge of the Norwegian grammar and vocabulary and train your oral and written skills.
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