Introduction Computer Science


Course Objective

After following the introduction part
- you will have insight in what typical modern Computer Science topics
- 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 (2 hours per week), work groups (2 hours per

Method of Assessment

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


Articles handed out at work groups.

Target Audience


General Information

Course Code X_401087
Credits 3 EC
Period P1
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. ir. H.E. Bal
Examiner prof. dr. ir. H.E. Bal
Teaching Staff prof. dr. ir. H.E. Bal
dr. J.C. Blanchette
prof. dr. D.C.A. Bulterman
dr. A. Mehrabi Davoodabadi

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Meeting, Seminar*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.

Target audiences

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