Search result: Course units in Spring Semester 2023

Science in Perspective Information
In “Science in Perspective”-courses students learn to reflect on ETH’s STEM subjects from the perspective of humanities, political and social sciences.

Only the courses listed below will be recognized as "Science in Perspective" courses.
Type A: Enhancement of Reflection Competence
SiP courses are recommended for bachelor students after their first-year examination and for all master- or doctoral students. All SiP courses are listed in Type A.

Courses listed under Type B are only recommendations for enrollment for specific departments.
History
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
853-0726-00LHistory II: Global (Anti-Imperialism and Decolonisation, 1919-1975)W3 credits2VH. Fischer-Tiné
052-0806-00LHistory and Theory of Architecture IV Information W2 credits2VL. Stalder
701-0791-00LEnvironmental History - Introduction and Overview Restricted registration - show details W2 credits2VM. Gisler
851-0528-00LDigital Government since 1950 Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SD. Gugerli, R. Wichum
851-0283-00LRhetoric and Knowledge Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SC. Jany, L. Rathjen
851-0065-00LEnergy, Resources, Scarcity. The Knowledge Regimes of Energy 1820–today Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SM. Wulz
851-0437-00LDipesh Chakrabarty, The Climate of History in a Planetary AgeW3 credits2SM. Hagner
851-0157-31LScience in the 20th CenturyW3 credits2VM. Hagner
851-0297-00LManipulation in Literature and Cultural HistoryW3 credits2VS. S. Leuenberger
851-0101-91LModernity and its Other: Fantastic Literature and Occultism ca. 1900W3 credits2VA. Kilcher
851-0308-00LLiterature and MathematicsW3 credits2VA. Kilcher, R. Wagner
851-0355-00LImages of Science and TechnologyW3 credits2VM. Bucchi
851-0125-65LA Sampler of Histories and Philosophies of Mathematics Restricted registration - show details
Particularly suitable for students D-CHAB, D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MATH, D-PHYS
W3 credits2VR. Wagner
851-0519-00LDeportation as a Means of Migration and Population ControlW3 credits2VS. M. Scheuzger
Literature
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0283-00LRhetoric and Knowledge Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SC. Jany, L. Rathjen
851-0437-00LDipesh Chakrabarty, The Climate of History in a Planetary AgeW3 credits2SM. Hagner
851-0297-00LManipulation in Literature and Cultural HistoryW3 credits2VS. S. Leuenberger
851-0355-00LImages of Science and TechnologyW3 credits2VM. Bucchi
851-0044-00LFeminist Philosophy and Criticism of ScienceW3 credits2SN. Mazouz
851-0312-00LLiterary Writing from ResearchW3 credits2SC. Weidmann
851-0356-00LDreaming the Lives of Others. Forms of Biofiction TodayW3 credits2VD. Rabaté
851-0360-00LThe Noise of Culture: Literature, Babel, and the Meaning of MeaningW3 credits2VP. Gerard
Economics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
363-0532-00LEconomics of Sustainable Development
Does not take place this semester.
W3 credits2VL. Bretschger
364-0576-00LAdvanced Sustainability Economics Information
PhD course, open for MSc students
W3 credits3GE. Komarov, C. Renoir
351-0578-00LIntroduction to Economic Policy Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Not for students belonging to D-MTEC!
W2 credits1V
701-0758-00LEcological Economics: Foundations and Growth CriticsW2 credits2VI. Seidl
751-1500-00LDevelopment Economics Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2VI. Günther, K. Harttgen
860-0032-00LIntroductory Macroeconomics Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: An introductory course in Economics is required to sign up for this course. Number of participants limited to 30. MSc STP students have priority.
W3 credits2VJ.‑E. Sturm, V. Eichenauer
851-0649-00LInternational Development Engineering Restricted registration - show details W1 credit2VI. Günther, K. Shea, E. Tilley
851-0602-00LShaping a DCent.Society: Assessing Societal Implications of Bitcoin, Blockchains & Smart Contracts Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2VM. M. Dapp
363-0561-00LClimate Economics and FinanceW3 credits2GL. Barrage
Philosophy
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0101-01LIntroduction to Practical Philosophy
Particularly suitable for students of D-MAVT, D-MATL

Doctoral students can receive credit for the achievements of this course in the section "Transferable Skills".
W3 credits2GL. Wingert
851-0179-00LEthical Issues in Animal Research Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
W2 credits2G
851-0125-65LA Sampler of Histories and Philosophies of Mathematics Restricted registration - show details
Particularly suitable for students D-CHAB, D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MATH, D-PHYS
W3 credits2VR. Wagner
851-0154-00LPhilosophy – Weltanschauung/Worldview – Science Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
W2 credits1S
851-0013-00LObjectivity and Perspectives Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SR. Gutschmidt
851-0400-00LTo Learn from Mistakes. Theory and History of Fallibilism Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SM. Hampe, F. Forster
851-0401-00LDual- Aspect Monism in Philosophy and ScienceW3 credits2SM. Hampe, H. Atmanspacher
851-0197-00LMedieval and Early Modern Science and PhilosophyW3 credits2VE. Sammarchi
851-0308-00LLiterature and MathematicsW3 credits2VA. Kilcher, R. Wagner
851-0085-00LThe Philosophy of Artificial LifeW3 credits2SO. Del Fabbro, P. Christen
851-0355-00LImages of Science and TechnologyW3 credits2VM. Bucchi
851-0043-00LPhilosophy of the City Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2ST. Lobo
851-0042-00LDemocracy (Theory) and Challenges Posed by the Digital TransformationW3 credits2SN. Mazouz
851-0046-00LCosmopolitanism and its Technological Mediation Information Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SB. Wang
851-0045-00LData Science and Ethics Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SF. Altner
851-0097-00LWhat Is Knowledge and Under What Conditions Are We Entitled to Claim Knowledge?
Doctoral students can receive credit for the achievements of this course in the section "Transferable Skills".
W3 credits2GL. Wingert
851-0402-00LNature and Norm
Does not take place this semester.
W3 credits2VM. Hampe
851-0353-00LWhat is Life? Approaches from a Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Perspective (UZH)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH as an incoming student.
UZH Module Code: 23SS024

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
Link
W3 credits2SUniversity lecturers
851-0185-00LEthics in Mathematics Restricted registration - show details
Recommended for students of D-MATH
W3 credits2SM. Cordes
263-5353-20LPhilosophy of Language and Computation II Information W3 credits2V + 1UR. Cotterell, J. L. Gastaldi
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 credits2VA. Juon, Y. Weissberg
853-0048-01LInternational Politics: Theory and MethodsW3 credits3GF. Schimmelfennig
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 27.

Priority for Science, Technology, and Policy Master.
W3 credits2GT. Bernauer, S. Bechtold, F. Schimmelfennig
857-0075-01LContemporary European PoliticsW3 credits2SB. B. Demirci, J. Lipps, P. Rieger, M. Troncone, A. B. Yildirim
853-0057-02LStrategic Studies II (without Exercises)W3 credits2VM. Mantovani
851-0594-04LPreventing Military Misuse of Life Sciences: Roles and Responsibilities of Scientists Restricted registration - show details
Particularly suitable for students (from Bachelor 3rd year onwards) of D-BIOL, D-CHAB, D-HEST
W2 credits2SM. Gemünden, O. Thränert
851-0647-00LModel United Nations - International Policy-Making Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
W2 credits2SI. Günther
851-0450-00LDigital Ethics and Politics Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2GM. Boenig-Liptsin
851-0390-00LHuman-Centered IT Security and Privacy Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2GV. Zimmermann
851-0699-00LSimulation of Negotiations: Integrating Science and Diplomacy Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 12.
W3 credits2SA. Wenger
851-0654-00LThe Sustainable Development Goals in Context
Does not take place this semester.
W1 credit2GI. Günther
851-0655-00LETH Global Development Summer SchoolW3 credits6GA. Rom, K. W. Axhausen, P. Krütli, M. Makridis, M. Mertens
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
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
851-0252-01LHuman-Computer Interaction: Cognition and Usability Restricted registration - show details
Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET
W3 credits2SC. Hölscher, I. Barisic, B. Davison
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 credits3SC. M. Thurn, S. Daguati
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
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 credit2UE. Stern
851-0252-08LEvidence-Based Design: Methods and Tools for Evaluating Architectural Design Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Particularly suitable for students of D-ARCH
W3 credits2SC. Hölscher
851-0253-07LConsciousness Studies Restricted registration - show details W2 credits2VK. Stocker
851-0253-08LAdvanced Topics in Evidence-Based Design for Architecture Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Course requirements: Completion of the course Evidence-Based Design: Methods and Tools For Evaluating Architectural Design (851-0252-08L)
W3 credits2UC. Hölscher
851-0367-00LIntroduction to Human Mind through Neuroscience, Phenomenology and Systems Theory Restricted registration - show details W2 credits2GH. Poikonen
Law
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
851-0708-00LIntroduction to Law
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
851-0739-01LNatural Language Processing for Law and Social Science Information
Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MTEC
W3 credits2VE. Ash
851-0732-03LIntellectual Property: An Introduction Restricted registration - show details
Particularly suitable for students of D-ARCH, D-BIOL, D-CHAB, D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MAVT, D- MATL, D-MTEC.
W2 credits2VS. Bechtold
851-0740-00LBig Data, Law, and Policy Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SS. Bechtold
851-0712-00LIntroduction to Public Law (French)W2 credits2VY. Nicole
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
851-0735-14LSeminar Business Law: Contracts for Projects by Mechanical Engineers Restricted registration - show details
Particularly suitable for students of D-MAVT
W2 credits2SP. Peyrot
701-0743-01LLaw and Natural Resources Restricted registration - show details W2 credits2VN. Dajcar
851-0739-02LNatural Language Processing for Law and Social Science (Course Project)
This is the optional course project for "Natural Language Processing for Law and Social Science".

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 or the Algorithms & Fairness course. For students who believe they have the requisite background, they should email Link 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, A. Nielsen
851-0747-00LBusiness Strategy and Corporate Governance Restricted registration - show details W3 credits1GA. Stremitzer, A. Tacconelli, E. Zolt
851-0770-00LRegulating Life SciencesW3 credits2VR. Zingg
851-0746-00LAlgorithms and Fairness Restricted registration - show details
Any students enrolling in the course must complete a short writing assignment within two weeks of registering. Please contact the instructors via email (Link) for information about the assignment and for access to the course Slack workspace.
W2 credits1SA. Stremitzer, 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, T. Elmer, X. Xu
851-0586-03LApplied Network Science: Influence Networks Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SU. Brandes
851-0585-38LData Science in Techno-Socio-Economic Systems Restricted registration - show details
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
851-0513-00LEconomic SociologyW2 credits2VT. Hinz
701-0712-00LUse and Perception of Nature Among Societies Outside Europe
Does not take place this semester.
W2 credits2V
701-0786-00LMediation in Environmental Planning: Theory and Case Studies
Does not take place this semester.
Semester change. The course will not take place in Spring Semester 23. The next time it will be offered in Autumn Semester 23.
W2 credits2GK. Siegwart
052-0704-00LSociology II Information W2 credits2VC. Schmid, I. Apostol, N. Bathla, J. E. Duyne Barenstein, A. Hertzog-Fraser
860-0024-00LDigital Society: Ethical, Societal and Economic Challenges Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2VD. Helbing, S. Mahajan
860-0022-00LComplexity and Global Systems Science Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisites: solid mathematical skills.

Particularly suitable for students of D-ITET, D-MAVT and ISTP
W3 credits2SD. Helbing, C. Carissimo, A. Musso
851-0745-00LEthics Workshop: The Impact of Digital Life on Society Restricted registration - show details
Open to all Master level / PhD students.
W2 credits2SE. Vayena, A. Blasimme, A. Ferretti, C. Landers, J. Sleigh
853-0051-01LMilitary Sociology II (without Exercises)W3 credits2VT. Szvircsev Tresch, S. De Rosa, T. Ferst
851-0252-07LHumans and Social Networks in the Digital Age Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SC. Stadtfeld, A. Espinosa Rada
851-0253-08LAdvanced Topics in Evidence-Based Design for Architecture Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Course requirements: Completion of the course Evidence-Based Design: Methods and Tools For Evaluating Architectural Design (851-0252-08L)
W3 credits2UC. Hölscher
851-0283-00LRhetoric and Knowledge Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2SC. Jany, L. Rathjen
851-0585-48LControversies in Game Theory Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2VD. Helbing, H. Nax, H. Rauhut
851-0557-00LSoccer Analytics Restricted registration - show details
Students should be comfortable with mathematical derivations and scripting for data analysis.
W3 credits2GU. Brandes
851-0355-00LImages of Science and TechnologyW3 credits2VM. Bucchi
851-0638-00LNetwork Clustering Restricted registration - show details W3 credits2VJ. Müller