079-0100-00L  Seminar Basics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersS. Langenberg
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionGerman


079-0100-00 SSeminar Grundlagen
Does not take place this semester.
32s hrsS. Langenberg

Catalogue data

AbstractThe seminar provides an introduction to the basics of scientific work. It imparts methods of architectural and cultural studies, introduces participants to archive-based research and enables them to critically and analytically evaluate the sources consulted. Forms of communicating scientific results are also a topic of the seminar.
ObjectiveThe aim of the seminar is to qualify participants to apply methods of architectural and cultural studies in the evaluation of objects of the built environment. Participants are enabled to assess a building which they have selected in the form of a heritage conservation report.
ContentAn essential basis for a responsible engagement with the built heritage is the ability to recognise its characteristics and peculiarities from an architectural scientific point of view, and to objectively elaborate on them. For this, knowledge of scientific methods is just as much a prerequisite as the ability to undertake purposeful research and to critically evaluate source material in order to productively include it in the analysis. The first part of the seminar is devoted to an introduction to scientific work in the fields of architectural and cultural studies. This lays the foundation for the second part, which deals with the independent scientific evaluation of a building which the participants choose individually.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersS. Langenberg
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Preservation and Construction History (079000)
CAS ETH in Preservation (080000)

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CAS in PreservationCore Courses and SeminarsOInformation
MAS in Preservation and Construction HistoryCore Courses and SeminarsOInformation