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Syllabus for

Academic year
DAT315 - The computer scientist in society
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-10 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPALG
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0115 Written and oral assignments 7,5c Grading: UG   7,5c    

In programs

MPALG COMPUTER SCIENCE - ALGORITHMS, LANGUAGES AND LOGIC, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Docent  Laura Kovacs
Bitr professor  Peter Damaschke



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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Knowledge equivalent to at least two years of studies in computer science. The course is only open to students admitted to MPALG.

Aim

Complete the computer science curriculum with knowledge relevant in industry. Students will
  • develop their scientific writing skills by studying, analyzing, and summarizing selected well-written scientific articles,
  • train technical communication with different audiences,
  • discus ethical aspects in computer science and reflect upon their future professional roles.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • read and summarize scientific articles, clearly describe which technical problem is solved and what are the reasons for the choice of a solution,
  • retrieve information on a certain question (that, for instance, came up in a technical talk), identify the essential points and communicate them,
  • describe and summarize a scientific or technical topic in such a way that also non-experts can undersatnd the most important points,
  • identify and thoroughly discuss ethical and society aspects of a scientific topic in the light of theories on ethics.

Content

  • Guidelines for the basics of technical writing.
  • Theories on ethics, with examples.
  • Examples showing how modern research is done and how advanced practical solutions are applied in industry.

Organisation

Guest lectures, lectures on scientific writing and ethics, several writing exercises and supervision.

Literature

See separate literature list.

Examination

For passing the course it is required to pass the individual writing exercises.


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