Learning outcomes of the course unit
The main aim of the course is to provide students with the ideas related to computer architecture and information representation. Moreover, the course introduces the main concepts of the language HTML and offers an insight into the creation of Web pages. Finally, the course provides monographic semiars related to crucial topics of computer science, such as artificial intelligence and the history of personal computer.
Course contents summary
Computer architecture and information representation are introduced in the first part of the course. In particular, the digital representation of text (ASCII and UNICODE), numbers (binary encoding of natural numbers), pictures, video, and sounds are discussed. Then, the main concepts of the language HTML are introduced and necessary notions related to the creation of Web pages are presented.
- Marco Lazzari. "Informatica Umanistica", McGraw-Hill (2ed.)
- Dennis P. Curtin et al. "Informatica di Base", McGraw-Hill (6ed.)
Lectures and monographic seminars
Assessment methods and criteria
The final exam consist in written test and oral test.