COMPUTER SCIENCE I (FR)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This first course covers all the introductory (but fundamental ) aspects, necessary to understand the role and the behavior of a computing system: basic structure of a computer, networking and world wide web, operating systems and applications. It is planned a number of labs to familiarize the students with the applications targeting Office Automation and the World Wide Web.
Foundamentals of Mathematics.
Course contents summary
The course is delivered both in a classroom and in a lab equipped with PCs and software for Office Automation and WWW navigation. The main topics that are covered al listed below.
Architecture of a computer
The central process unit (CPU), main memory and mass storage, BUS, peripherals.
Language executor, programming languages, how a program actually works, role and functions of the operating system
Local area network and wide area network, network protocols, client/server architectures, World Wide Web, main services offered by net-based systems
Example of office automation software
Introduction to Power Point, Word, Excel and email
Power point presentations used during the lessons (handouts) , available on the web site of the course (mandatory)
Any book on the use of the Microsoft Office suite (optional)
For those willing to increase their competence on Informatics and Communication (not required)
D.Sciuto, G.Buonanno, W.Fornaciari, L.Mari, Introduzione ai sistemi informatici 2/ed, McGraw-Hill, Milano, Italia, Gennaio 2002, ISBN: 88 386 0898-9, Pagine 320.
Class-based oral lessons and training in Labs with PCs
Written test and a small assignment to familiarize with office automation software
SSD ING/01: Prof.William Fornaciari (Coordinator)