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inf851 - Computer Science and Society (Course overview)
Department of Computing Science 6 KP
Module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2023/2024 Examination
Hinweise zum Modul
no participant requirements
Reference text
The topics for the teams are assigned during the first week of the semester
Examination times
During semester and at the end
Module examination
Portfolio (5-6 partial performances)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Graduates of the module Informatik und Gesellschaft know the history of the development of Information technology and its impact on society and are familiar with issues of data protection. They will be able, individually or in a team, to analyze the ethical and socio-political implications of different areas and applications of computer science and develop a reasoned own position on this, in particular concerning their professional responsibilities as computer scientists. They have learned to present the results of their work convincingly and suitable for their target group using appropriate media and they are able to organize events such as workshops or small conferences for that purpose.
Professional competence
The students:
  • reflect on the ethical and societal aspects of selected areas of computer science
  •  create and design websites
  •  create and manage documents in a team
Methodological competence
The students:
  • explore methods of structured teamwork
  • organize project work
  • make presentations with different media
Social competence
The students:
  • develop a subject area as a team
  • teach a bigger audience to appreciate their knowledge
  • discuss their observations and opinions with others

The students:
  • reflect their role in a team
  • reflect their role as computer scientists in society