Monika Wulz: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Dr. Monika Wulz
Professur für Wissenschaftsforsch.
ETH Zürich, RZ G 2
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 67 73
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences

851-0101-81LScience, Politics, Ideology: Mapping a Conflict Zone Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.
3 credits2SM. Wulz
AbstractAs an 'objective' search for knowledge, science seems to be in sharp contrast to ideology. Or can we also find ideological forms of science – thus scientific knowledge under ideological conditions? Is 'ideology', in this case, a form of knowledge? And what is its role with regard to other forms of scientific knowledge?
ObjectiveIn the course, we will look at case studies and theoretical accounts in order to examine the conflict zone between science and ideology. We will develop methods in order to understand in which way 'ideological knowledge' can be analyzed in relation to science.
ContentThe relation of science and ideology has a long and controversial history. And even today this relation seems to be at stake, for example, when critics denounce climate change as an "ideological construct". In the course, we will look at case studies and in this way explore the conflict zone between ideological and scientific forms of knowledge. Based on theoretical approaches we will, moreover, develop methods in order to analyze the characteristics of ideological knowledge in relation to science.
851-0101-82LScience and the New Right (Completion)3 credits2SM. Wulz, N. Guettler, M. Stadler, J. Steuwer
AbstractIn working collectively toward a publication, the seminar deals with a significant topic in the history of science: Science and the New Right. Students will learn to integrate skills in research, writing and science communication. A continuation of FS 2019, the block course will give students the opportunity to finalize their contributions to the publication.
ObjectiveStudents will learn to integrate skills in research, writing and science communication.
ContentThe New Right is inescapable – both, politically and as a media phenomenon. It also tends to come across as broadly antiscientific (climate denial, “fake news”, conspiracy theories, etc). And yet, as we’ll explore in this seminar, historically speaking ‘real’ science did play a significant role in the rise of New Right.
The seminar “Science And The New Right (Completion) will function as a workshop for research and writing. This block course continues the group work begun in FS 2019 (Enrolment in the precursor seminar (FS 2019) is mandatory!). Besides regular group-meetings and feedback-sessions, the block course focuses on the final editorial steps and completion of the publication. As before, participants will be expected to work independently, engage with the topic, and bring with them an interest in writing and the design of scientific publications.