CSMAX270-19B (HAM)

Cultural Perspectives for Computing and Mathematical Sciences

15 Points

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Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Rorohiko me ngā Pūtaiao Pāngarau
Faculty of Computing and Maths Dean's Office

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Paper Description

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The paper provides students with an understanding of scientific and culture-specific perspectives on computing and mathematical science issues and the ability to apply these in diverse contexts.
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Paper Structure

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Tutorials will be held in weeks 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12. Lectures will include some interactive elements as well as conventional lecture-style presentation of material.

Teaching weeks 1 - 4 and 9 - 12 will be delivered by FMCS staff. Weeks 5 - 8 will be delivered by FMIS staff.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • demonstrate a basic cultural understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi (tikanga, mātauranga, interconnectedness of iwi, hapū, whānau).
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  • apply skills in effective inter-cultural communication in the context of computing and mathematical sciences
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  • apply an awareness of the perspectives of other cultures to digital/software-related issues and in collaborative contexts
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  • apply communication skills and cultural understanding to scientific and project-related case studies
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  • communicate well in cross-cultural circumstances (in software development, these cultures could comprise designers, developers and clients)
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  • develop and apply a critical understanding of computing and mathematical sciences within cross-cultural contexts
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Assessment

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FCMS will administer 67% of the total assessment for this paper and FMIS will administer 33% of the total assessment.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Moodle quizzes over lecture material
46
  • Other: Moodle quizzes
2. Tutorial assessments
54
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There is no set textbook for this paper. Weekly recommended readings, videos, and other Web resources will be added to Moodle.
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Online Support

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Readings, videos, and other supplementary learning material will be posted to Moodle. Students will have access to a discussion forum on the Moodle site which is monitored by the lecturers and tutors.
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Workload

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Students are expected to attend two, one hour lectures per teaching week and to participate in six, two hour tutorials. On average students are expected to spend about 9 hours per week on reading, thinking, and doing quizzes, in addition to attending the lectures and tutorials.
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