SEMQ72 Module Description (20cr, Sem 1 and 2)
Status: Closed
Staff: Valeria de Paiva
Objectives
This course provides a general introduction to computing. Its
aim is to equip students with basic skills of computing, like using a
wordprocessing package or an spreadsheet.
Students should be able to understand and to use computer technology
at the end of the course.
Module Description
This course is intended for the novice or those who have had very
little experience of computing. The series of lectures gives a
broad perspective of topics related to computing and its applications.
These include an appreciation of the construction and workings of a
computer, the possible applications, and the impact of networking and
communications on the "information society". These ideas are further
reinforced through practical work. Students will learn to use
a wordprocessor, spreadsheets, databases, facilities on the Internet
and also some programming.
Delivery
1 lecture per week, with three hours organised in the Lab.
Assessment:
2 hour written examination and continuous assessment.
Faculty:
Science
CoRequisites: none
PreRequisites: none
Max/Min Course Numbers: unspecified
Key Texts
No book covers exactly the material in the course
but the following two are recommended.

T. N. Trainor and D. Krasnewich,
Computers! (4th. edition),
McGrawHill, 1994,
ISBN 0071137009

P. Greenfield,
Introduction to Computing,
McGrawHill, 1992,
ISBN 007707419X
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Last update: 30th March 1997
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