Notions and skills of Informatics

A.Y. 2017/2018
Overall hours
Learning objectives
To provide students with the first concepts of this discipline, balancing the practical and theoretical aspects, respectively related to the use of computer and to the information management.
Expected learning outcomes
Principles of computer science integrated to outline of information systems applied in agricultural and / or agri-food contexts. Use of software for digital data managing, processing and storage.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
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
Teaching methods
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.
INF/01 - INFORMATICS - University credits: 3
Basic computer skills: 18 hours
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