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Introduction to Information Science

Objectives and Content

INFO100 will provide a basic introduction to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and their uses in society. The course will also provide a basic introduction to the problems addressed by information science theories and technologies. It will also give relevant examples of information science research and research method. The course includes laboratory assignments that provide basic experience in practical work with ICT tools.

The course briefly covers the following three areas:

  • Basic information and communication technology including computer and software architecture, network and database, information system and user interface.
  • A societal perspective on ICT, issues involving privacy, ethics, vulnerability, security and ICT policy.
  • Examples of information science research, problems addressed by information science and information science research method.

Learning Outcomes

A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

  • The student will be able to
  • describe the theoretical and technological foundations of information and communication technology.
  • describe the problems being addressed by information science and apply fundamental information science technologies for problem solving.
  • acquire theoretical knowledge of the role of ICT in society.

Skill

The student

  • can use selected ICT technologies and tools
  • can participate in certain practical ICT projects which include web technologies
  • can discuss ICT, ICT use and the role of ICT in the society.

Required Previous Knowledge

No

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, lab or group exercises (normally 2 hours left in 11-14 weeks). It is expected that the students themselves organise a colloquium.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Mandatory assignments for lab assignments (80%), which must be passed and approved during the teaching semester

Approved compulsory requirements are valid for the two following semesters.

Forms of Assessment

3 hour written examination

Grading Scale

The grading system has a descending scale from A to E for passes and F for fail.

Subject Overlap

INFO100 gives 5 credits in reduction when taken with DIKULT100. INFO100 also overlaps with the old topics INFO001 and HUIN100.

Assessment Semester

The exam is offered in the teaching semester and the following semester (regular exam for students with valid approved compulsory teaching activity).

Course Evaluation

The course is evaluated by students every three years, by the Department every year.

Department

Department of Information Science and Media Studies

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    04.12.2020, 15:00
    Duration
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    20.11.2020
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam