Course title
Information Literacy

Course description
********** This course may be conducted online for Fall Semester 2022 depending on the covid19 pandemic situation, etc. **********

Computers are essential part of engineers' activities and it is important to understand their way of working and how they process information.
Thus, this course aims at providing the required knowledge to understand the basic principles of information and computers; this lecture will introduce concepts of Information Theory, as well as go through an overview of all aspects of computer architecture and operating systems.
Purpose of class
The objectives of this class is to make students become familiar with information, and with computers and their way of working: from the low-level (bits) to the hardware architecture.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. Understanding the concepts of representation of information
2. Understanding the way computers work and their architecture
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. History of information and computers Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 180分
2. Syntax, semantics and digital data Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 190分
3. Boolean logic and gates Prepare Exercices & read lecture's material 190分
4. Representation of numbers Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 190分
5. Entropy and transmission Prepare Exercices & Read lecture's material 190分
6. Cryptography Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 190分
7. Introduction to Quantum computing; information theory Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 190分
8. Computer architecture Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 190分
9. Hardware and sensors Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 190分
10. Software and operating systems; 80s-90s PC demonstration Read provided lecture's material (pdf) 190分
11. Security and viruses Read provided lecture's material (pdf); prepare for the exam 190分
12. Exam Check the solutions; prepare group work 190分
13. Group work presentations Present group work and evaluate other groups work 190分
14. Group work presentations Present group work and evaluate other groups work 190分
Total. - - 2650分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Exam Group work Participation Total.
1. 25% 15% 10% 50%
2. 25% 15% 10% 50%
3. 0%
Total. 50% 30% 20% -
Evaluation method and criteria
The main exam is written and individual. The score is integrated by a group work, which is presented in the last two weeks.
Active participation is also counted as a bonus.
Textbooks and reference materials
Lectures' material provided in class (pdf)
No pre-requisite
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Request for appointment by email:
    Possibility for online appointment or in Toyosu, depending on the day.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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