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Computer Science and Society Seminar

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Computer Science and Society Seminar
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: KIB-SCSS
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
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:
Presentation/discussion (obligation to attend all presentations), research project

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

KI602 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 6, optional course, non-technical
KIB-SCSS (P221-0128) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 6, optional course, non-technical
KIB-SCSS (P221-0128) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 6, optional course, non-technical
PIBWI64 (P221-0128) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 6, optional course, not informatics specific
PIB-SCSS (P221-0128) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 6, optional course, not informatics specific
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.-Ing. André Miede
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Miede

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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.

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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

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Teaching methods/Media:
Transparencies, projector, board, presentations by the students and discussion

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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]
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