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Course module: 822185-B-6
Fundamentals of Information Sciences
Course info
Course module822185-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department Cognitive Science and AI; TSH: Department Cognitive Science and AI;
Is part of
B Communication and Information Sciences
B Communication and Information Sciences (Spc.Cog.Sc & AI)
B Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
Contact persondr. M.M. van Zaanen
dr. M.M. van Zaanen
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Coordinator course
dr. M.M. van Zaanen
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Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 14/01/2019 up to and including 31/07/2019
Please Mind: the complete information for this course is not provided yet, this page will be finalized in the upcoming weeks
At the end of the unit, students will be able to
  • describe how ICT tools and techniques work, apply the tools and techniques and identify the possibilities and limitations of these tools and techniques;
  • use different annotation methods (HTML, XML);
  • characterize basic programming concepts and use them to design and analyze simple algorithms;
  • interpret and produce formal notations.

In addition to the practical learning goals, the following academic skill will be trained:
  • communicate and cooperate in an (international and/or interdisciplinary) team.

Labor Market

During this course, you will learn how computers work and what tools and techniques are available. The aim of the unit is to allow you to work more efficiently with computers and understand what is going on. This should help during your study and also on the labor market, as most jobs require the use of computers nowadays.

Obligatory attendence

For some lectures attendence is obligatory. Information will be made available on Blackboard at the start of the course.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an inherent part of our current society. For example, writing a novel, coordinating a large organization, changing a law, finding a handyman, predicting traffic jams, or measuring heart rate are all tasks that are currently performed with the help of ICT.  During your studies, but also in most jobs nowadays, much of the work will be performed on computers.  To be able to work efficiently on a computer and understand why certain problems occur and how they can be resolved, basic knowledge of ICT is required.

In this unit a range of ICT tools will be discussed. Many of these tools may be useful during the rest of your studies (and afterwards). This unit also discusses the underlying technical aspects of the tools. For instance, knowledge of how a computer works provides insight in the possibilities and limitations of ICT. Additionally, we will take a look at how to automate processes and discuss formal representations that allow us to describe these processes.
Timetable information
822185-B-6/Fund. of Information Sciences for CSAI
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