interdisciplinary bachelor programme, 8 semesters (240 ECTS)
45 courses
A Human Rights Based Approach to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Manfred Nowak

This seminar will apply the human rights perspective to one of the most current and pressing global challenges with implications for years to come. Focusing on the global Covid-19 pandemic, this seminar analyzes the complex interplay of the international response to Covid-19 and the international human rights regime. In this current crisis, governments are required to protect their citizens’ human… 2020W, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Bachelor Related Reflection

Christine Böhler

2021S, Programme - Related Reflection, 2.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Strategies I

Renée Schroeder

Renée Schroeder and Tanja Gesell give an introduction and overview into biology. The main focus is on molecular biology. Starting with questions such as what is life? and how did life emerge?, students will understand fundamental and basic principles about the molecules of life. From there, we will discuss current gene technology strategies explaining fundamental experimental and computational approaches. Finally,… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Strategies I

Tanja Gesell

Renée Schroeder and Tanja Gesell give an introduction and overview into biology. The main focus is on molecular biology. Starting with questions such as what is life? and how did life emerge?, students will understand fundamental and basic principles about the molecules of life. From there, we will discuss current gene technology strategies explaining fundamental experimental and computational approaches. Finally,… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Strategies II

Renée Schroeder

2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Biomolecular Strategies II

Tanja Gesell

2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

CDCLab

Christine Böhler

In CDCLab we bundle a multitude of thematic possibilities and contents, approaches and disciplinary requirements. CDCLab is a participatory lecture format in which students contribute, develop and apply topics and strategies largely independently. To this end, several courses from different subject groups of the study programme cooperate with CDC in the joint supervision of content, research, problem-solving and practical implementation.… 2020W/2021S, Projektarbeit, 6.0 ECTS

Cobot Studio Pilot Factory for Industry 4.0

Christina Schmidbauer

In this course, students will be introduced to basic trends and developments in industrial applications of collaborative robots (cobots). We will look into application fields of cobots, the basics concerning safety norms, intuitive programming of cobots, and teaching of cobots. After the introduction, students work independently and in small teams on a use case with cobots as a tool. The… 2020W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 4.0 ECTS

Cross-Disciplinary Studies: A Historical Introduction

Boris Buden

How is the truth of the world revealed? What does it mean “to know”? What differentiates knowledge from belief and both from an artistic creation? Does knowledge have an end in itself, or rather, it finds its raison d'être in its practical use? Why and how was it divided into various disciplines and does this disciplinary division still make sense… 2020W/2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Democracy in the 21st Century

Monika Mokre

While the idea of a social contract as the fundament of society has obviously always been a myth societal, economic and also academic developments of the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century have further deconstructed this myth. It is the aim of this seminar to discuss these developments against the background of the idea of a… 2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Digital Skills

Martin Gasser

Starting with an overview of information systems on multiple levels (basic hard- and software-components of computer systems, operating system software, user interfaces, software development infrastructure, network environments), we will explore the fields Security/Privacy, Open Source software development and Intellectual Properties, Machine Learning/AI/Data Science, Visualisation/Computer Graphics, Embedded Systems, and responsible use of Information Technology. List of topics covered: What is a… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 1.0 ECTS

Epistemology of Nature: Why matter matters

Arno Böhler

The aim of this epistemology class consists in the cross-disciplinary study of different concepts of Nature, which have shown up in the history of the spirit till today. Firstly, we will discuss the speculative approach toward Nature in the philosophy of F.W.J. Schelling (German Idealism), a teacher of Marx, Engels, Kierkegaard, Bakunin, Humboldt and others. Secondly, we will consider contemporary… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 3.0 ECTS

Evolution and Biological Mechanisms of Cooperation

Elisabeth Oberzaucher

In this class we will discuss the theoretical concepts (i.e. The Sefish Gene, Biological Basics of Cooperation, Game Theory, Inclusive Fitness, Selfish Herd, ...) explaining cooperative behavior in human and nonhuman animals. We will critically examine the concepts in their historical and science-historical context and test their validity for explaining cooperative behavior. How egoistic are animals, or are we born… 2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Extracurricular Tendencies

Astrid Käthe Wagner

This winter semester we will visit two art collections as part of the Extracurricular Tendencies course. We will have a guided tour through the respective premises and afterwards we will talk and discuss about what we have seen. Through exchange and the input of the participants we will initiate a first reflection on site. Furthermore, there will be a written/practical… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

General Outline of the History of Economic Thought

Ludwig List

2021S, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

General Outline of the History of Economic Thought

Ludwig List

This module represents part two of the course on the history of economic thought. It tries to offer a problem-oriented introduction into the history of economic thought and its historical context from a critical, macroeconomic perspective. Apart from presenting various basic economic concepts, several goals, instruments and fundamental debates in economic theory and policy will be explained and discussed. The… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Individualism & Intra-action: Agency and causality in human and nonhuman affairs

Tanja Traxler

In this seminar we will investigate key phenomena of quantum physics and explore their philosophical/sociological/political relevance. The philosophical lessons arising from quantum physics offer new insights into the interrelatedness of human and nonhuman actors. Unlike in classical physics, in quantum theory the dichotomy between observer and observed, subject and object, is called into question. To account for this conceptual shift,… 2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction Programme Related Reflection

Christine Böhler

PRR offers a space in which the study programme and personal development of the students are continuously reflected, both at the individual level and in the group. … each student is to keep a studies portfolio in which the experiences and competencies gained during the course of studies are to be documented in writing or visually, analyzed and critically reflected… 2020W, Programme - Related Reflection, 1.0 ECTS

Introduction to Academic Research (for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

Kristina Pia Hofer

This course provides a basic survey of methods and strategies for qualitative academic research and writing for the humanities and social sciences. I will give short lectures on formats and techniques (how-to's for: descriptions, interpretations, abstracts, thesis statements, referencing, organizing literature …). You will then have the opportunity to immediately put my input to practice: each week, you will complete… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Artistic Strategies

Bouchra Khalili

Artistic Strategies involve a wide range of practices, media, and fields of knowledge that combine in the making of many contemporary art works. The purpose of this course is not to reach a comprehensive and final definition of Artistic Strategies, but rather to understand that Artistic Strategies are essentially and specifically shaped by artists as a response to and as… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 3.0 ECTS

Introduction to Coding

Silvan David Peter

The course gives a hands-on introduction to coding. How does a computer work? How can it be operated using code? How does code interact with humans? How does it deal with data? How does it communicate with other computers? What problems are easy to solve and what are hard? And what tools are available, so we don’t have to start… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Communication and Cooperation Strategies

Harald Katzmair

In a world of massive information overflow and oversaturated human attention capacities the design of communication and cooperation strategies rely on a deep understanding of network dynamics and general knowledge of the sometimes erratic behavior of complex systems, the basic laws of creating resonance and influencing the human mind as well as knowledge about principles of framing and storytelling. Goal… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Cross-Disciplinary Work

Christine Böhler

2021S, Programme - Related Reflection, 1.0 ECTS

Introduction to Empirical Research: planning and conducting a quantitative study

Brigitte Krenn

In this course, we will learn how to plan and conduct quantitative research. This will include: the introduction of fundamental terms; the presentation of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including quantitative methods such as self-completion questionnaire, structured observation, content analysis, and qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups, ethnography and participant observation; how to decide whether a research question requires… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Introduction to Human Rights

Manfred Nowak

This course will introduce students to the field of human rights from a multidisciplinary perspective. First, students will learn about the philosophy and history of human rights both at the national and international level. More concretely, the main mechanisms of protecting human rights in international organisations will be discussed, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe and other regional… 2020W/2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Kunst der Gegenwart (Zyklus IV)

Eva Kernbauer

2021S, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

Lectures for Future

Maximilian Muhr

“Lectures for Future“ is a lecture series with guest lecturers from various universities and research institutions, most of them part of the Scientists4Future, working on the most pressing societal and ecological challenges and their potential solutions. The lectures series is taking place for the third semester in a row, everytime at several higher education institutions, each of them with their… 2020W, lecture series, 1.0 ECTS

Lectures for Future

Carlos Toledo

Please note: This course is worth 2.0 ECTS (not 1.0) and is listed in the base twice for administrative reasons. All information can be found in the course with the same name hosted by Maximilian Muhr. In order to receive the 2.0 ECTS, you have to register for both courses. 2020W, lecture series, 1.0 ECTS

Matter and Meaning: Why we know what we know in Physics

Tanja Traxler

How have natural scientists and especially physicists gathered knowledge throughout the centuries? Why is reality in quantum physics not the way it seems in everyday life? And what role do the arts and a sense for the beauty play in discovering laws of nature? In this course we will investigate past and present methods of gaining knowledge in the physical… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Matter and Meaning: Why we know what we know in Physics

Tanja Traxler

2021S, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

Modern Art (Zyklus III)

Eva Kernbauer

This course offers an introduction to the emergence of European Modern Art (1800-1950) in the global context. We will look at the formation of Europe and European Art as cultural entities framed and shaped by political and economic struggle, emerging nationalism, colonialism and global expansion. In distinct chapters, we will examine the transformation of art in the course of Modernism:… 2020W, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

On Gas Exchanges And The Right To Breathe

Daniela Gandorfer

This investigative seminar explores the relation between gas exchanges (both as respiratory function in human and non-human bodies and economic interaction between agents) and the entanglement of a particular mixture of gases, namely air, with legal/political concepts and various kinds of bodies. It questions universalized conceptions of “breathing" and critically asks what a “right to breathe” might be – and… 2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Orientation Tutorial

Sebastian Lang

The Orientation Tutorial is an introduction to the university´s infrastructure. Together we will tour Die Angewandte - specifically the locations at OKP, VZA7 and SALZ. We will visit the wood and metallic studio, ceramics studio, computer and video studio, silkscreen/ relief/ gravure/ flat screen printing, the book and paper studio, and the digital photography lab. The course will take place… 2020W, Übungen, 1.0 ECTS

Orientation Tutorial

Lisa-Marie Weidl

The Orientation Tutorial is an introduction to the university´s infrastructure. Together we aim to tour Die Angewandte - specifically the locations at OKP, VZA7 and SALZ. We will visit the wood and metallic studio, ceramics studio, computer and video studio, silkscreen/ relief/ gravure/ flat screen printing, the book and paper studio, and the digital photography lab. The course will take… 2020W, Übungen, 1.0 ECTS

Platform Economics

Nina Pohler

The Platform Economy is a term used to describe business models and related socio-economic relations that rely on (digital) platforms. The most famous platform firms include Google, Amazon and Airbnb. The platform economy raises new questions regarding property and labor relations, (big) data, privacy and surveillance, democracy, as well as the environmental impacts of digital infrastructures. In this course we… 2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Practical Software Development & Applied AI

Martin Gasser

In this course, we will walk through typical challenges and solution approaches in Software Development projects. Students will be given an overview of fundamental Software Engineering methods and technologies, and as practical exercise, they should define and realise a small project (preferably in groups). The project idea should revolve around the topics of Web Technology / Machine Learning / Data… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 4.0 ECTS

Programme-Related Reflection

Christine Böhler

PRR offers a space to reflect the study programme and the personal development of the students, both individually and in the group. During this course, students must prepare and present portfolios documenting experiences and competencies gained during studies. We will structure our meetings in two parts: one-to-one meetings for each student on the 3 or 17 November and peer-feedback sessions… 2020W/2021S, Programme - Related Reflection, 1.0 ECTS

Qualitative Research: Basics, Methods and Analysis -

Andrea Schaffar

In this course we will explore the conditions, the do’s, don’ts and doings of qualitative research. At first the basics and framework of qualitative methodologies are in the center. Then methods like interviews, groupdiscussions or observation as some others will be discussed. The last part concludes the lecture with an emphasis on analysis. Different approaches will be introduces and their… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Sustainable Development Goals, Global Challenges and Art: An Introduction

Ulrike Payerhofer

This course gives a first introduction to the Agenda 2030 (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300) which was launched by the UN in 2015 with the goal to end poverty in all its forms and to achieve global sustainable development including all humans “nobody left behind”. The core of the Agenda 2030 are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) made up of 169 targets that… 2020W, Lecture and Discussion, 1.0 ECTS

Technology, Work and Organization

Martina Hartner-Tiefenthaler

The course consists of 4 modules: (i) New Ways of Working, (ii) Impact of innovation, (iii) Human-robot collaboration, and (iv) AI and work. In the block New Ways of Working we discuss how information and communication technology (ICT) have changed the organization of work in numerous industries. Changed working modes on the individual workers' level are defined as new ways… 2020W, Vorlesung und Übungen, 4.0 ECTS

The Decolonial Social Contract

Bouchra Khalili

This seminar examines the birth of decolonial cinema (from the 50's to the 70's), and the strategies of self-representations in moving images of newly independent nations as well as within their diasporas. As such and from its premises, decolonial cinema investigated a crucial question: "As formerly colonized nations, how do we produce decolonized representations of ourselves?" The seminar will focus… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 4.0 ECTS

The Facts of Life: You, the Art World and the Agreement

Adnan Balcinovic

Based on examples of contracts in the art world (e.g. The Artists Contract by Seth Siegelaub) we will look for clearly expressed and hidden consents, agreements and contracts in everyday life. From an analysis of the context, the materiality, the narrations behind the chosen examples each student will develop an artistic strategy / a work. How can we create knowledge,… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 4.0 ECTS

Understanding Human Rights in Practice

Manfred Nowak

2021S, scientific seminar, 2.0 ECTS

Vom Paläolithikum zum Spätmittelalter (Zyklus I)

Edith Futscher

Die Vorlesung soll eine Orientierungshilfe im weiten Feld der künstlerischen Äußerungen von der Prähistorie bis hin zum Spätmittelalter darstellen. Es wird ein Überblick gegeben, es werden Grundfragen visueller Zeichensetzungen und unterschiedliche Funktionen des Gestaltens besprochen werden. Es sollen die Gebrauchsweisen und der jeweilige Stellenwert etwa von Bildern, von Ornamentierung, von monumentalen Anlagen oder kleinen Dingen in unterschiedlichen Kulturräumen, es soll… 2020W, Vorlesungen, 2.0 ECTS

What keeps us together? J.J. Rousseau’s theory of social contract

Boris Buden

Once the knowledge on society had its clear object (social body consisting exclusively of humans); it was framed by a particular scientific discipline concerned with this object (sociology); and it was created, and at the same time, addressed by political forces struggling to reproduce and control it (state). This time, however, is gone. Today, we no longer know for sure… 2020W/2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 3.0 ECTS