The Computer - an Introduction (Spring term) (SCE 19)

  • Day and time: Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (10 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 15
  • Start date: 12 January 2021
  • Description:

    The computer is an essential tool for much modern living, but few people understand what they are and how they were developed. This course will give a very broad overview of the subject. Topics include: before the modern computer; computer basics and terminology ('jargon busting'); the different types of computers and what they are used for; how a modern computer works; how a computer is made; how they are programmed; and how they communicate (networks). We shall also be looking at some of the people and companies that have helped develop the industry and have a peek at what we can expect in the future. This course is lecture based, with the occasional video. Students need have no knowledge, experience, or access to, a computer. Please note that this course will NOT teach you how to use a computer!

  • Format: Lecture

  • Tutor: Derek Morris
  • I have been developing and using computers for over 40 years. I hold a computer science degree, and have spent most of my career working at computer companies.

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