Semester: 1
ECTS: 4
Lectures: 15
Practice sessions: 30
Independent work: 75
Module Code: 23-07-502
Semester: 1
ECTS: 4
Lectures: 15
Practice sessions: 30
Independent work: 75
Module Code: 23-07-502

Module title:


Computer science


Module overview:


The objective of this module is to enable students to learn to:
• use and customize the programme to work with e-mail for communication and organization.
• create presentations by following the guidelines of good practice
• form and manage documents using a word processor
• create documents and presentations respecting the guidelines of visual standards
• use basic tools, functions and formulas of a spreadsheet program for the purpose of designing tables and calculating data

This module builds upon previous experiences and learning ie. secondary schooling etc. to enable the independent use of software tools.

In this module students will learn:
• the concepts of online communications and e-mail: sending, receiving and managing e-mail settings, organising and searching e-mails
• using calendars and meeting options.
• how to use presentation software to create and edit presentations for the target audience, venue, purpose and following to the guidelines of visual standards
• the use of word processing applications to create, edit, and output everyday documents respecting the guidelines of visual standards
• how to edit and refine numerical, textual and graphic data, and sort, connect and extract the necessary data.
• use basic functions related to mathematical operations

It is important for students to take this module because the use of technology is becoming increasingly embedded in a growing number of daily activities. Digital competence achieved through this module are not only key competence in today's society but it also enables the development of other competencies that are not ICT-related ie. analysis/problem solving, creativity, communication, presentation. Through achieving these knowledges, understandings and skills students can contribute to achieving goals in the most efficient and productive way in their future employment as designers.


Literature:


Essential reading:
1. Foulkes, L. (2020) Learn Microsoft Office 2019: A comprehensive guide to getting started with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Birmingham: Packt Publishing Ltd.

Recommended reading:
1. Microsoft (2020) Office support [Online]. Available at: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office (Accessed: 10 May 2020)

Further reading:
1. Lambert, J. and Frye, C. (2019) Microsoft Office 2019 Step by step. [s.l.]: Pearson Education, Inc.
2. Habraken, J. (2019) Microsoft Office 2019 Inside Out, 1st edition. [s.l.]: Pearson Education, Inc.
3. Hollis Weber, J. (2013) Taming Apache OpenOffice: Getting Started. [s.l.]: Friends of OpenDocument, Inc.