Topics in Science and Technology

Elisabeth Oberzaucher
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2024S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04476


Why and how people use urban environments as they do?

Urbanisation is one key element to address current challenges, but cities require new measures to improve their ecological impact and remain a livable place. This requires an understanding of human behavior tendencies and preferences. We will learn how to provide an empirical basis for decision making. The class will consist of two main parts: In the first part we will establish the theoretical basis, and in the second part students will work in groups, devising a research question, collect data, analyse data and interpret their findings. The group works will be discussed in the plenum. 


Examination Modalities


Presence is required.

Evaluation will be based on the practical contribution and on an oral exam at the end of term.




Students from other departments or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.

Examination Modalities

Presence is required, Contributions to group work, final presentation. 

Key Words

human behavior, urbanism, empirical work, research


13 March 2024, 09:30–12:30 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149
19 March 2024, 13:00–16:00 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149
12 April 2024, 09:30–12:00 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149
19 April 2024, 09:30–12:00 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149
07 June 2024, 10:00–16:00 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149
21 June 2024, 10:00–15:30 KUG Lecture Room PSK 149

Course Enrolment

From 04 August 2023, 09:35
Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas 1-3: Study Area 2: Science and Technology 569/020.02

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Deepening / Application 700/002.20

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible