Introduction to Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Computer Science

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    2
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE

     

    After following the introduction part

    • you will have insight in what typical modern Computer Science topics are
    • you will get acquainted with academic skills, such as reading (English) scientific literature, critical/analytical thinking about CS topics, discussing and presenting papers

    COURSE CONTENT
    In the lectures and guest lectures it will be made clear what modern Computer Science is about and which ideas and techniques are involved. You will work under guidance on a few Computer Science topics in a group. On one topic you will give a presentation. You are going to delve into these topics by searching and processing scientific literature. The groups form also the mentor group in which attention is paid to academic skills, reflection on your own learning and study.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures, guest lectures, work groups

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    The grading (pass/fail) is based on your active participation in the work group and your presentation.

    COURSE READING
    Articles handed out at work groups.

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