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Essay: Should Theory of Computation be a required course?

Course

Automata

Abstract

Should a particular course (the one the students are in) be required for Computer Science students?


The intention for this essay, or any similar essay is to make students reflect on their own education and to help them build an educational philosophy.

This type of essay can be given in any junion/senior level Computer Science class.

The idea is to come up with a question relevant to the structure of the class that forces students to contextualize the purpose of the class, and figure out the significance of what they are learning.

This specific essay was given to a "Theory of Computation" course.

Author

Arup Guha

Genre

Persuasion

Assignment Duration

Two Weeks

Communication Skill

Writing

Technical Skill

Critical reflection

Workplace Scenario

Persuading colleagues for the direction of a project.

Team Size

N/A

Collection

Citation

Arup Guha, “Essay: Should Theory of Computation be a required course?,” Incorporating Communication Outcomes into the Computer Science Curriculum, accessed September 21, 2017, http://cs-comm.lib.muohio.edu/items/show/116.

License

Creative Commons License

File: RequiredCourse.doc

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