Practice of Basic Informatics-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS30 10020 SE10 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year All students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Wed.5
Instructor name CHU, Chenhui (Graduate School of Informatics Program-Specific Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Information Communication Technology (ICT) skill are a necessity for efficient academic studies. This course aims at:
- Teaching students the essential ICT skills needed for academic activities. Students will acquire ICT skills that will let them fully utilize the information services provided by the university: searching for information needed during academic activities, processing data, programming, writing papers and presenting their studies.
- Allowing students to be independent ICT users. Students will learn to manage and operate their personal computers and network properly as independent users.
- Helping students acquire the capability to learn ICT skills by themselves on an ongoing basis: students will be guided to learn ICT skills not dealt with in this course on their own, as their studies need it.
Course Goals At the end of the semester, students should have a sufficient understanding of the principles of computers, Operating Systems, Networks (esp. the ones available at the university) and academic information seeking. They should also have acquired practical skills in using software such as Spreadsheets, Word Processors, presentation software for their academic life. Finally, they will understand and practice the basics of programming.
Schedule and Contents 1. Computer basics (1 week)
- Introduction of this course
- Basics of operating systems

2. Basics of information networks (1 week)
- In-campus information services and networks
- Information security and information ethics

3. Academic information seeking (1 week)
- Academic information and libraries

4. Skills of information seeking for academic purposes Academic content creation (6 weeks)
- Data processing with a Spreadsheet (2 weeks)
- Academic report writing (2 weeks)
- Presentation (2 weeks)

5. Basics of programming (5 weeks)
- Overview of programs and programming (2 weeks)
- Basic programming exercises (1 week)
- Advanced programming exercises (2 weeks)

6. Feedback (1 week)
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluation is based on class participation (15%) and assignments (85%).
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are expected to read the corresponding materials ahead of each class and practice the acquired knowledge by solving proposed problems during the class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References The Practice of Basic Informatics 2019, H. Kita, Y. Kitamura, and H. Hioki, (Kyoto University)
Textbook will be provided in an online version.