DSP105 Introduction to Study Field

Code DSP105
Name Introduction to Study Field
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty
Academic staff Alla Anohina-Naumeca, Jurijs Ivanovs, Māris Ziema, Jānis Grabis, Agris Ņikitenko, Lāsma Lēruma-Gūtmane
Credit points 1.0 (1.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation During the first year studies at the University former high school students meet a rather different style of teaching and learning, they do not know each other and have unclear idea about their future profession. All above mentioned facts influence their motivation to continue studies in future. The objective of the course is to stimulate students’ early adoption to the requirements of the University and their motivation to study seriously and systematically meeting the stated requirements. This is achieved by making them acquainted with the specificity of the University studies (Faculty’s structure, requirements of the study process, pedagogical and scientific activities) during the first 3 lectures, as well as presenting the essence and perspectives of the chosen profession in the labour market on the basis of a business game during remaining lectures. In the context of the business game students are divided into several groups and each group, guided by its supervisor, develops a specific system by going through all stages in a system development process and identifying activities, working specialists and preparing documents at each stage. At the end of the course each group demonstrates achieved results and acquires feedback from the supervisor..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to introduce students with the faculty’s structure, to provide general knowledge about the implementation and basic requirements of the study process, to present information about pedagogical and scientific activities within the faculty, as well as to present the essence and perspectives of the chosen profession in the labour market.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students will know the mission, objectives, pedagogical and scientific activities of the faculty, as well as a content and organization of studies - Report.
Students will know the stages of a system development process and the project preparation activities - Practical work .
Students will know the essence of requirements analysis stage in a system development process and will be able to develop simplified interview protocols and a specifiction of requirements. - Practical work.
Students will know the essence of the design and implementation stages in a system development process and will be able to develop a simplified design specification, by drawing system’s forms - Practical work.
Students will know the essence of testing and maintenance stages in a system development process and will be able to develop a simplified report on system’s testing results - Practical work.
Course prerequisites Not necessary

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