interdisciplinary bachelor programme, 8 semesters (240 ECTS)
68 courses

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Platform Economics

Nina Pohler

Based on Platform Economics 1 in the winter semester 2020/201, in the summer term this course will cover the most important elements of platforms in detail (data, ads, algorithms), as well es engage with possible futures and alternatives of different platform models (decentralized social media, regulation of platforms, public and co-op based models). 2020W/2021S, scientific seminar, 4.0 ECTS

Practical Software Development & Applied AI

Martin Gasser

In this semester, we will work towards a small collaborative online game (a distributed and barrier-free version of Stone, Papers, Scissors) involving a HTML/JavaScript client that includes Machine Learning (ML)-powered technology to detect gestures or speech from a webcam image or your microphone, and a simple WebSocket server for communication between clients. The basic idea is that you should be… 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. In our first meeting, we discuss the semester plan and the assignments. 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… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 4.0 ECTS

Sustainable Development Goals, Global Challenges and Art: An Introduction

Ulrike Payerhofer

This course gives a first introduction to the Agenda 2030 ( 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, Vorlesung und Übungen, 4.0 ECTS

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

Adnan Balcinovic

Based on our discussions from the winter semester - examples of contracts in the art world, clearly expressed and hidden consents, agreements, contracts in everyday life and context, materiality, narrations behind the chosen examples – we will continue our work. The focus this semester will be on individual artistic positions and their specific questions; both the individual artistic works as… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 4.0 ECTS

Thinking like a Social Scientist

Nina Pohler

Social sciences comprise a number of academic disciplines that are interested in the relationship between individuals and societies. In this seminar, we‘ll discuss the ontological, epistemological and methodological approaches of social science in general. Subsequently, we will discuss key concepts and approaches in Sociology and Political Science. 2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 3.0 ECTS

Understanding Human Rights in Practice

Manfred Nowak

During this course, students will learn about human rights litigation through the simulation of a court case at the European Court of Human Rights. Developing legal arguments in reference to a fictional scenario of contemporary human rights relevance, students will acquire crucial human rights analytical and advocacy skills. 1. Preparatory Reading European Convention on Human Rights ( European Court of… 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

Ways of Seeing

Eva Maria Stadler

Ways of Seeing In this seminar we will train our eyes. We will have a look at art works, by having a focus on the conditions, under which the art works were produced and how they are presented. John Berger, an english art critic, poet and painter (1926-2017) published a television series titled ‚Ways of Seeing’, which was produced by… 2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 2.0 ECTS

Web Design I

Naemi Luckner

Das Ziel dieser Lehrveranstaltung ist eine Auseinandersetzung mit gängigen Technologien die die Basis zur Konzipierung und praktischen Umsetzung von Webseiten darstellen. Es werden HTML und CSS Konzepte vorgestellt und anhand von praktischen Beispielen erlernt. Ziel ist die Vermittlung von Basiswissen, um vertiefendes Selbststudium zu ermöglichen. Für diese Lehrveranstaltung sind keine Vorkenntnisse notwendig.Es gibt keine Vorbesprechung! Die Lehrveranstaltung wird in 6… 2020W/2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

Web Design II

Naemi Luckner

Diese Lehrveranstaltung baut auf den Inhalten von "Web Design I" auf. Basierend auf dem Vorwissen, werden noch weitere HTML/CSS Themen erklärt und angewandt (zB forms). Zusätzlich beschäftigen wir uns mit jQuery (einer JavaScript library) und Bootstrap (einem front-end open source Toolkit). Für diese Lehrveranstaltung sind Vorkenntnisse notwendig: Basisverständnis von HTML und CSS inklusive Grid, Flex und Responsive media queries. Diese… 2021S, Vorlesung und Übungen, 2.0 ECTS

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

Boris Buden

What keeps us together II? J.J. Rousseau’s theory of social contract in the eyes of its critics 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… 2020W/2021S, Lecture and Discussion, 3.0 ECTS

Why Can't You Behave?

Scott Clifford Evans

Why Can't You Behave? For this course, Wolfgang Gantner (Gelatin) and Scott Clifford Evans will oversee the creation of various live performances linked together and presented as a variety show. The performances are developed and performed by the students themselves. A wheel of fortune determines what role each student performs in the show. The variety show should be performed in… 2021S, Workshop, 2.0 ECTS

Why Can't You Behave?

Wolfgang Gantner

For this course, Wolfgang Gantner (Gelatin) and Scott Clifford Evans will oversee the creation of various live performances linked together and presented as a variety show.The performances are developed and performed by the students themselves. A wheel of fortune determines what role each student performs in the show.The variety show should be performed in front of an audience on the… 2021S, Workshop, 2.0 ECTS

Writing Lab

Kristina Pia Hofer

This course is the follow-up class for Introduction to Academic Research (for the Humanities and Social Sciences). In this course, you will work continuously on one concrete writing project. After an intro session to refresh last term’s skills, strategies and tools, we will meet for three longer workshops in April, May and June, in which you will review your papers… 2021S, Proseminar, 2.0 ECTS

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