Fall 2023 (S3), Columbia College
Appointment required, fixed available hours:
Mon 12:00-14:00, Room 544;
Online and other time slots may be available
Week 7, Thursday
7 Dec 2023, Thur, 13:00
An overview of the history and fundamentals of computing and the connections with the arts, psychology, and biology. This course provides a thorough and rigorous overview of the fundamental issues concerning both hardware and software. No prior computing background is required.
Textbook and References
Lawrence Snyder et Ray Henry. Fluency With Information Technology, 7th edition
Weekly readings may be assigned here.
Curriculum and Slides
The slides will be uploaded after class. I may also introduce modifications to the curriculum itself as we progress.
Links for Assignments and online Quizzes are also posted here. Please check the column on the righthand side.
|Administration and Course Intro (LS0, LS1);||Intro Survey;|
|Lec 1 Introduction to IT (LS2, LS3);|
Theories of CS
|Assignment 1 out;|
|Lec 2 The World Wide Web (LS4, LS5, LS6);|
Utilisation of WWW
|Assignment 1 due;|
|Lec 3 Multimedia Technology (LS7, LS8);|
Media, Graphics, etc.
|Lec 4 Applications (LS10, LS11, LS12)|
Robotics, Bioinformatics, etc.
|Assignment 2 out;|
|Lec 5 Research Topics (Project) (LS13, LS14)|
|Project release (Survey);|
|Review for Midterm (LS15)||Assignment 2 due;|
|Lec 6 Cloud Computing (LS17, LS18);|
Smart Business, etc.
|Lec 7 Artificial Intelligence (LS19, LS20, LS21);|
Vision, Language, Cognition, etc.
|Assignment 3 Out;|
|Lec 8 Digital Art (LS22);|
Conventional Art VS Digital Art
|Assignment 3 Due;|
|Lec 9 Computerised Society (LS24, LS25, LS26);|
Social Implications, Privacy, etc.
|Final Project Presentation|
|Final Project Presentation||Final Essay Due|
|Assignments + In-class Group presentation||20%|
|Final Project Presentation||15%|
|Final Project Essay||15%|
Additionally, you will need to get at least 50% in the final to pass.
Cheating and Plagiarism Policy
I expect all students to uphold the principle of academic honesty. Cheating and plagiarism (presenting another person’s words or ideas as one’s own) are not acceptable behaviour at anywhere. Depending on the severity of the offence such acts can result in a grade of zero on the test or assignment, a failing grade (F) in the course, or expulsion. In all cases, the circumstances and the penalty are recorded in the student’s file.