The topics for the teams are assigned during the first week of the semester
Time of examination
During semester and at the end
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
Self-competence The students:
reflect their role in a team
reflect their role as computer scientists in society