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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
Course unit
LE15103361, A.A. 2011/12

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2011/12

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IF0313, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2011/12
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER SCIENCE
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge NICOLA ORIO ING-INF/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses ING-INF/05 Data Processing Systems 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/09/2011
End of activities 28/01/2012
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 commissione a.a.2019-2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 PETTARIN GERMANO (Presidente)
IANDELLI NICCOLO' (Membro Effettivo)
6 commissione a.a.2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PETTARIN GERMANO (Presidente)
IANDELLI NICCOLO' (Membro Effettivo)
5 FONDAMENTI DI INFORMATICA 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 MENINI LUCA (Presidente)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Membro Effettivo)
4 FONDAMENTI DI INFORMATICA 2016/2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 MENINI LUCA (Presidente)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Membro Effettivo)
3 FONDAMENTI DI INFORMATICA 2015/2016 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 MENINI LUCA (Presidente)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Membro Effettivo)
2 FONDAMENTI DI INFORMATICA 2014/2015 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 MENINI LUCA (Presidente)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Membro Effettivo)
ORIO NICOLA (Supplente)
1 FONDAMENTI DI INFORMATICA 2013/2014 01/10/2013 07/11/2014 MENINI LUCA (Presidente)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Membro Effettivo)
ORIO NICOLA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Classes can be attended also by students without particular skills either on computer usage and computer science theory.
Target skills and knowledge:: The course aims at providing the students with a background in computer science, for a more conscious usage of computer tools. After a first part that creates a common basis on fundamental concepts in computer science, the lectures concentrate on more specialistic subjects, related to the syllabus of the course of studies, from social networks to information retrieval, including a part con computer security.

Class lectures will be integrated by laboratory exercises.
Course unit contents: Computers are central in most of the working actvities, beyond the simple use of word-processors and spreadsheets. It is important to have the background knowledge to make choices regarding information formats, security, required hardware and so on.
Lectures aims at promoting the digital culture, contributing to create more conscious users.
Planned learning activities: Lectures are organized as follows:
- Introduction to terminology
- Hardware and software architecture
- Computer networks
- Digital communication
- Social networks
- Information retrieval
- Computer security
Textbooks: M. Agosti, N. Orio, Introduzione all'informatica per studenti di materie umanistiche. Padova: Progetto, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
Additional notes about suggested reading:: The lectures makes available the digital slides to the students.
Teaching methods: Lectures are computer-based, and slides are made available to students.
Laboratory exectises integrate the theory.
Assessment criteria: The final exam is done on the computer divided in two parts: closed and open questions. Exercises are evaluated as well, through computer tools developed by the lecturer.
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