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Computer Science and Society Seminar

Module name (EN): Computer Science and Society Seminar
Degree programme: Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: KIB-SCSS
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2S (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Presentation/discussion (obligation to attend all presentations), research project
Curricular relevance:
KI602 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
KIB-SCSS Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
PIBWI64 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 6, optional course, not informatics specific
PIB-SCSS Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 6, optional course, not informatics specific
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.-Ing. André Miede
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Miede

[updated 10.11.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to describe and explain the foundations of scientific work (literature review, logical arguments). They will be able to apply these skills by preparing a scientific presentation and a written seminar paper.

[updated 19.02.2018]
Module content:
The course teaches the necessary methodological and technical foundations for developing a presentation and seminar paper. This is supported by practical exercises. Together with the professor, the students will select a suitable topic to work on independently during the semester.
1. Methodological foundations
 o Working with scientific methods
 o Structuring ideas and arguments
 o Presenting ideas and arguments
2. Technical foundations
 o Introduction to LaTeX
 o Bibliography management
 o Using an official template (IEEE)
3. Seminar
 o Independent work on individual topic (own idea/suggestions from professor)
 o Presentation of initial results to the group
 o Discussion and exchange with the group
 o Submission of written seminar paper

[updated 19.02.2018]
Teaching methods/Media:
Transparencies, projector, board, presentations by the students and discussion

[updated 19.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Martin Kornmeier: Wissenschaftlich Schreiben leicht gemacht, utb, 2013.
William Strunk, Jr.; Elywyn B. White: The Elements of Style, Longman, 1999.
Justin Zobel: Writing for Computer Science. Springer, 2. Auflage 2009.
Barbara Minto: Das Prinzip der Pyramide. Pearson Studium, 2005.
Gene Zelazny: Say it with Presentations. McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Marcus Deininger, Horst Lichter, Jochen Ludewig, Kurt Schneider: Studien-Arbeiten: Ein Leitfaden zur Vorbereitung, Durchführung und Betreuung von Studien-, Diplom- und Doktorarbeiten am Beispiel Informatik. Teubner, 3. Auflage 1996.
Tobias Oetiker: The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module offered in:
SS 2020
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