n.BA.FM.WiAr1.15HS (Scientific Methods 1) 
Module: Scientific Methods 1
This information was generated on: 02 October 2022
No.
n.BA.FM.WiAr1.15HS
Title
Scientific Methods 1
Managed by
Miriam Schirmer
Credits
6

Description

Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2015
Study programme Facility Management
Courses/Weighting
Code Name of course Weighting
n.BA.FM.Kops.15HS.V Communication psychology 33.33%
n.BA.FM.WAS.15HS.V Scientific methods and writing 33.33%
n.BA.FM.Inf1.15HS.V Information technology 1 33.33%
     
     
     
Status Compulsory module
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Entrance requirements  
Follow-up modules  
Comments  
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 52 57
Email miriam.schirmer@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module
Course: Information Technology 1
No.
n.BA.FM.Inf1.15HS.V
Title
Information Technology 1
Managed by
Robert Vorburger

Description

Version: 4.0 start 01 August 2017
Status Compulsory course
*Type C Core course/module (Kerngebiet eines Studienprogrammes)
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Total workload in lessons
Semester 1. Semester
Lectures 28
Coached selfstudy 14
Autonomous selfstudy 18
Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Robert Vorburger, Claudia Schmucki
 
Learning outcomes and competencies  
Course content  
Language of instruction  
Expected attendance  
Assessment Performance grade (100%) – 3 written tests

If fewer than 5 students are required to resit the written exam, this can be changed from a written to an oral exam at the request of the lecturer concerned and with the written agreement of the students.(Please advise pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch of any exam modification; a form is available from the Registrar's Office)
Bibliography Script
Entrance requirements -
Follow-up courses Informatik 2
Comments -
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 54 72
Email robert.vorburger@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module

Note

Course: Communication Psychology
No.
n.BA.FM.Kops.15HS.V
Title
Communication Psychology
Managed by
Miriam Schirmer

Description

Version: 2.0 start 01 August 2017
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Total workload in lessons
Semester 1. Semester
Lectures 22
Coached selfstudy 10
Autonomous selfstudy 28
Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Dr. phil. Miriam Schirmer
Learning outcomes and competencies
  • Students further develop their ability to communicate on the basis of insights from communication psychology and integrate the dimensions of humane and efficient communication into their own experience.
  • On the level of personal competences they consciously reflect on and design their own conversational behaviour, refine their perception of their partner in discussion situations and train their ability to discuss and argue about selected topics.
  • On the level of professional competence they acquire basic communication theory, are familiar with the main communication models, are aware of cognitive psychological phenomena in communication processes, and know the procedures used in selected business discussion situations.
  • On the level of methodological competence they are skilled in the analysis of discussion processes based on various communication models and consciously shape the roles in business discussion situations using their grasp of communication theory.
  • On the level of social competence they further develop their active listening and constructive feedback skills, reflect on the connection between a higher degree of communicative competence with the team and the ability to deal with criticism and conflict, and apply these skills in discussions, cooperative situations and presentations
Course content
  • Communication and social competence, Recognising and shaping one's own discussion behaviour
  • Cognitive psychological phenomena in communication processes, self image and how one is perceived by others
  • Positive regard, committed activity, non-dirigisme, genuineness, self-esteem and active listening as features of skilled spoken communication
  • Analysis of communicative situations, misunderstandings, Systemic communication model according to Watzlawick, Communication square according to Schulz von Thun, Transactional analysis communication model according to Berne
  • Rules for constructive feedback
  • Communication and conflict, cooperative conflict resolution
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance The goals of the communication course include training students’ own speaking skills, particularly discussion, presenting arguments, observation of communication-related modes of behaviour in oneself and others, and practice in presenting and summarising various topics. For this reason the course is structured as a seminar with room for interaction.
Assessment Written exam at the end of the semester (100%)

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography Compulsory reading:
  • Script, handouts from the lecturers
  • Weisbach, Chr.-R. und Sonne-Neubacher, P. (2008): Professionelle Gesprächsführung. Ein praxisnahes Lese- und Übungsbuch (9. Aufl.). Munich: dtv.
  • Kramis, J. (2007): Humane und effiziente Kommunikation. (copies will be provided)
Entrance requirements -
Follow-up courses
  • Schulungs- und Auftrittskompetenz
  • Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie
  • Grundlagen Führungspsychologie
Comments -
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 52 57
Email miriam.schirmer@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module

Note

Course: Scientific Methods and Writing
No.
n.BA.FM.WAS.15HS.V
Title
Scientific Methods and Writing
Managed by
Stephan Küng

Description

Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2015
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Total workload in lessons
Semester 1. Semester
Lectures 24
Coached selfstudy 6
Autonomous selfstudy 30
Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Stephan Küng, Thomas Goetz
Learning outcomes and competencies
  • Achievement of a basic understanding of scientific thinking and working
  • Development of initial competence in reading, classifying, understanding and writing scientific texts
  • Familiarity with various methods of empirical social research (quantitative and qualitative) and their significance for gaining knowledge
Course content
  • Science, scientific knowledge, access to truth
  • The scientific working process: from the research question through operationalisation and methodical implementation to acquisition of knowledge
  • Working with literature: research, assessment, management, citation
  • Scientific writing: structuring content (logical structuring, developing arguments) and the formal layout of a scientific paper
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance -
Assessment Literature review (grade)

Should a student fail the entire module, there are two options available for this course:

1. Resubmission: the student can improve their WAS work and will receive a new grade.
2. Course repetition: all course requirements must be repeated.

If fewer than 5 students are required to resit the written exam, this can be changed from a written to an oral exam at the request of the lecturer concerned and with the written agreement of the students.(Please advise pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch of any exam modification; a form is available from the Registrar's Office)
Bibliography
  • Spoun, S. & Dominik, D.B. (2004). Erfolgreich studieren. Ein Handbuch für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler. Zug: Pearson Studium.
  • Metzger, Ch. (2008). Lern- und Arbeitsstrategien. WLI-Hochschule. 10th edition. Aarau: Sauerländer.
Entrance requirements -
Follow-up courses
  • Semester assignment in Semester 2 and other student assignments during the study programme
  • Methods of data collection
Comments -
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 56 05
Email stephan.kueng@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module