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Computing Technology: History, Theory and Practice

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeDIKULT104
  • Number of semesters1
  • Language

    English

  • Resources

Level of Study

Bachelor

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Place of Instruction

Bergen

Objectives and Content

The course will provide students with an overview of the historical development of computing technologies, from the early conceptualisation of principles for computation to today¿s information and communication technology. Technological developments will be discussed in a social and cultural perspective. A combination of lectures and practical work will give students a theoretical and practical introduction to topics including algorithmic thinking, different kinds of programming languages, ways of structuring information and information architecture, artificial intelligence, computer games, internet history and internet technologies.

Learning Outcomes

After taking the course the student should:

- be able to explain central aspects regarding the computer technology¿s historical development

- have an overview regarding social and cultural factors which have functioned as forces in the development of the computer technology

- have built up an understanding regarding the structure and the way the computers and internet functions

- know the differences between various forms of programming languages and information architecture

- be able to participate in the assessment and planning of software and informationsystem

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

None

Access to the Course

The course is open to all students with the right to study at UiB.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Four hours lectures each week, over 13 weeks, partly in computer lab.

If less than five students are registered to a course, the department might reduce the teaching, please see the department¿s guidelines regarding this on "My page¿. Regarding a course where this is a possibility the students get information about this at the beginning of the semester, and before the deadline regarding semesterregistration 1.February/1.September.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

It will be given compulsory assignments in connection with the teaching. Compulsory assignments will be assessed as approved/not approved.

In order to take the exam it is required that the student has participated in at least 75 percent of the teaching and classroom activities. Course participation is approved by the course leader.

Forms of Assessment

School exam (5 hours).

Grading Scale

Grade scale A-F.

Reading List

The written curriculum is about 1000 pages. In addition we also see computer progam and other material in connection with the teaching in the computer lab as curriculum.

Course Evaluation

Course evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assurance system.

Contact

Contact Information

Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.

E-post: advice@lle.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Take-home examination

    Submission deadline
    03.10.2017, 13:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    12.09.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam