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Applied Computer Science Seminar

Module name (EN): Applied Computer Science Seminar
Degree programme: Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: PIB-SAI
SAP-Submodule-No.: P221-0092
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2S (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Presentation/discussion (obligation to attend all presentations), term paper

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
KI594 (P221-0092) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014, semester 5, optional course, technical
KIB-SAI (P221-0092) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 5, optional course, technical
PIBWI47 (P221-0092) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 5, optional course, informatics specific
PIB-SAI (P221-0092) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 5, optional course, 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

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to describe and explain the basic forms of scientific work (literature research, argumentation). They will apply this knowledge to prepare both a scientific presentation and a seminar paper.

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Module content:
During the course, the necessary methodical and
technical basics will first be taught and then intensified through practical exercises.
At the same time, students will be assigned their topic for the research project and then
work independently on these topics.
1. Methodological basics
 o Scientific work
 o Structuring arguments
 o Seminar lectures and presentations
2. Technical basics
 o Introduction to LaTeX
 o Reference management
 o Using templates (IEEE)
3. Seminar
 o Processing current topics according to the chosen
 o Presentation of the results to the group
 o Group discussion and exchange
 o Written composition (term paper)
 o Group discussion and exchange
 o Written composition (term paper)

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Teaching methods/Media:
Transparencies/beamer, board, coaching, homework, group discussions, student presentations, written exercises

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Recommended or required reading:
Martin Kornmeier: Wissenschaftlich Schreiben leicht gemacht, utb, 2013.
Marcus Deininger, Horst Lichter, Jochen Ludewig, Kurt Schneider:
Student research projects: Ein Leitfaden zur Vorbereitung, Durchführung und Betreuung
von Studien-, Diplom- und Doktorarbeiten am Beispiel Informatik. Teubner, 3.
Auflage 1996.
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.
Tobias Oetiker: The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX

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Module offered in:
WS 2022/23 (probably), WS 2021/22, WS 2020/21, WS 2019/20
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