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Computer Science in the Media

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Computer Science in the Media
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: KI697
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2S (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Seminar presentation, discussion (obligation to attend all presentations), term paper

[updated 26.02.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI697 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 6, optional course, technical
KIB-SIDM Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 6, optional course, technical
KIB-SIDM Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 6, optional course, technical
PIBWI27 (P221-0129) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , optional course, informatics specific
PIB-SIDM (P221-0129) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 4, optional course, informatics specific

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Klaus Berberich
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Klaus Berberich

[updated 10.02.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to independently access, process and reproduce the content of a scientific publication, both orally and in writing. In addition, they will be able to actively participate in a technical discussion.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module content:
Computer science is increasingly influencing our everyday life. Therefore, it is not surprising that current results from computer science research are also presented to a broader public in the media. This seminar will look at current publications from the field of computer science research (in English) together with the corresponding media coverage (in English or German).
In a lecture, (approx. 30 minutes), each participant will present a selected scientific publication, with special emphasis on how technical details in media reporting are simplified and technical terminology is avoided. In order to facilitate a lively discussion, all participants should be familiar with media coverage, but not with the scientific publication itself. The collected findings will be summarized in a seminar paper (approx. 6 pages).

[updated 26.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
William Strunk, Jr. and Elywyn B. White: The Elements of Style, Longman, 1999.
Justin Zobel: Writing for Computer Science, Springer, 3. Auflage, 2015

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module offered in:
SS 2018, SS 2017, SS 2016
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