Digital Skills

Martin Gasser
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2020W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S03557

Description

Starting with an overview of information systems on multiple levels (basic hard- and software-components of computer systems, operating system software, user interfaces, software development infrastructure, network environments), we will explore the fields Security/Privacy, Open Source software development and Intellectual Properties, Machine Learning/AI/Data Science, Visualisation/Computer Graphics, Embedded Systems, and responsible use of Information Technology.

List of topics covered:

  • What is a digital system?
  • Basic computer architecture (Storage, CPU, Memory, I/O, Network)
  • Types of computing: Desktop / Client-Server / Cloud / Edge
  • Basic processor architecture - execution of machine language, interpreters/compilers to translate from high-level programming languages to machine language
  • What is an Operating System and why/when is it necessary?
  • Basic structure of a program, libraries/frameworks, UI toolkits
  • Different ways of thinking about and formalising a problem (procedural, object-oriented, functional, logic-based)

Examination Modalities

- Class room attendance is required

- During the semester, each student will be required to give two short presentations on a topic

Comments

No previous knowledge is required. It is recommended to attend “Introduction to Coding” in parallel to this course.

Students from other faculties or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.

Dates

09 October 2020, 14:30–15:15
16 October 2020, 14:30–15:15
23 October 2020, 14:30–15:15
30 October 2020, 14:30–15:15
13 November 2020, 14:30–15:15
20 November 2020, 14:30–15:15
27 November 2020, 14:30–15:15
04 December 2020, 14:30–15:15
11 December 2020, 14:30–15:15
18 December 2020, 14:30–15:15
08 January 2021, 14:30–15:15
15 January 2021, 14:30–15:15
22 January 2021, 14:30–15:15
29 January 2021, 14:30–15:15

Course Enrolment

From 07 September 2020, 16:50 to 30 September 2020, 23:59
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Foundation: Science and Technology

Individual courses: possible