To provide basic concepts of Informatics as a discipline, by balancing practical aspects related to the use of computer and theoretical notions concerned with information management and computer networks.
Expected learning outcomes
Acquisition of basic notions of Informatics as a discipline. Scheme and process of computer networks and web. Use of search engines for information retrieval. Use of spreadsheets for creation and insertion of formulas and graphs. Notions of databases and related tools for information management and storing.
Lesson period: First semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
PART I ¿ Introduction to computer science G.1. Basic elements G.2. Information coding G.3. Computer hardware G.4. Software and programming G.5. Computer networks
PART II ¿ Information management and spreadsheets F.1. Spreadsheets F.2. Use of functions with Excel F.3. Statistical functions with Excel F.4. Creation of graphs with Excel
PART III ¿ Information management and databases B.1. Information management B.2. Data storage and databases B.3. Data models B.4. Relational databases B.5. Database creation with Access B.6. Query composition with Access B.7. Databases on the Web
PART IV ¿ Internet and the Web I.1. Internet I.2. Web architecture I.3. Web standards I.4. Html: a markup language for the Web I.5. Client-side programs and applications I.6. Search engines
Materiale didattico disponibile sul sito del corso (previa registrazione nei periodi previsti).
Testo suggerito per eventuale integrazione: S. Castano, A. Ferrara, S. Montanelli. "Informazione, conoscenza e Web per le scienze umanistiche". Pearson, Milano 2009.