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Communicating computer science

Course
Bachelor’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)

About

A good computer scientist needs to be able to effectively convey ideas and technical concepts from computer science to other people, both using oral presentations as well as written presentations.

In this course, the student will study existing oral presentations as well as written texts and learn about presentation and writing techniques, including both good and bad practices. The student's oral presentations will be recorded on video as part of an obligatory reflection assignment that enables improvement of their presentation technique. These videos will only be available to the student in question and will not be archived.

By reviewing scientific texts, the student will train to read papers, identify good and bad writing techniques, and improve their own writing skills. The course will also treat ethical conduct in scientific writing.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

To be eligible for the course the student should have successfully completed courses for 45 hp in the area of Computer Science.