1066 Introduction to Computer Science and Informatics
- Study programme and level: University Study Programme in Administrative Information Science - 1st Cycle
- 1st year
- 8 ECTS
- Course type: Core
- Lectures: 60
- Tutorial: 30
- Individual work: 150
- Lecturer: Ljupčo Todorovski , PhD
1. Objectives and competences
Objectives – student:
- understands and able to use fundamental theoretical concepts, terms, and technologies in the area of informatics
- relates the history of informatics and computer science to the current state of development of information technology
- discovers and analyzes the impact of informatics and information systems on society and public administration
- use information technology to solve practical problems
- ability to use information and communication technology for acquiring, processing, and disseminating data and information
- ability to search information from the areas of administrative and management sciences
- ability to design, analyze, and upgrade information systems
- Introduction and definition of basic terms
- Formal models of computation: finite automata, regular expressions and Turing Machines
- Information technology: hardware and software
- Telecommunication technology: computer networks and data security
- General system theory
- Information systems: introduction, definition, and typology
- Development life-cycle of information systems
- Organization of databases and introduction to data modeling
- Examples of information systems in public administration and business
- Practical use of standard office software suites
- Practical use of Web resources in the public administration domain
- Sipser, M (2006) Introduction to the Theory of Computation. Course Technology, Cengage Learning, Boston, ZDA. Druga izdaja. Izbrana poglavja, 100 str.
- Tanenbaum A.S. (2010) Computer Networks. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, ZDA. Uvodno poglavje, 35 strani.
- Hennessy J.L., Patterson D.A. (2012). Computer Architecture: a Quantitative Approach. Waltham, Morgan Kaufmann, ZDA. Uvodno poglavje, 40 str.
- Vintar, M (2006) Informatika. Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana. 230 str.
- Resinovič, G, Gradišar, M (1999) Informatika v poslovnem okolju. Univerza v Ljubljani, Ekonomska fakulteta, Ljubljana. Izbrana poglavja iz informacijskih tehnologij, 50 str.
- Rainer, RK, Turban, E (2007) Introduction to information systems: supporting and transforming business. John Wiley & Sons Inc, ZDA. Izbrana poglavja iz informacijskih tehnologij in informacijskih sistemov, 100 str.
4. Intended learning outcomes
- Knowledge about the history of informatics and computer science and understanding of their impact on the development of society and public administration
- Knowledge and understanding of basic terms and concepts in the area of informatics, with the special focus of information and communication technology and information systems
- Practical skills for using office software tools and suits
5. Learning and teaching methods
- Exams in computer classroom
- E-learning that allows students to continuously self-evaluate their knowledge
- Written exam (theoretical part of the exam, can be done with two colloquia) (70%)
- Practical exam (seminar paper) (30%)