Computer Basics

This course is part of the programme
Bachelor's study programme Slovene Studies (1st Level)

Objectives and competences

The main objective of the course is to make the students familiar to the basic knowledge of computer and information science. Students will be able to independently use software tools during the course of the study and, subsequently for searching information search and preparing reports, project assignments, presentations, and other materials.

Prerequisites

Prior knowledge of computer basics would be advantageous, but is not required. The course is designed for the beginners.

Content

• Basic knowledge of computer science:
◦ History and use of computers
◦ Introduction to informatics
◦ Structure and operation of the computer
◦ Computer hardware and software
◦ Computer networks and internet
◦ Trends in computer science
• basic skills that are necessary for computer-based processing and analysis of texts in linguistics
• use of the Internet as a source of information and tool for linguists
• use of electronic dictionaries and concordancers

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the students will be able to understand and use:
• computers and its components,
• essential concepts of computer and information science
• different input and output devices
• computer hardware and software
• different types of application software
• internet sources

Readings

• Baloh, P., Vrečar, P. (2011). Ob praktičnih primerih skozi Microsoft Office 2010. Ljubljana: Pasadena.
• Gorjanc, V. (2005). Uvod v korpusno jezikoslovje. Domžale: Izolit.
• Gradišar, M., Jaklič, J., Turk, T. (2012). Osnove poslovne informatike. Ljubljana: Ekonomska fakulteta.
• Suhadolc, J. (2007). Nove priložnosti e-komuniciranja. Ljubljana: GV Založba.
• Šuler, A. (2010). Spoznajmo Windows 7. Šempeter pri Gorici: Flamingo.
• Šuler, R., Šuler, A. (2010). Spoznajmo Office 2010. Šempeter pri Gorici: Flamingo.
• Vidmar, T. (2011). Računalniška omrežja z internetnimi storitvami. Ljubljana: Pasadena.
• Vičič, J. (2012). Hitra postavitev prevajalnih sistemov na osnovi pravil za sorodne naravne jezike: doktorska disertacija. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za računalništvo in informatiko. Dostopno na: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/1778/1/Vičič1.pdf
• Vintar, Š. (2008). Terminologija: terminološka veda in računalniško podprta terminografija. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete.
• Wechtersbach, R., Lokar, M. (2005). Informatika. Ljubljana: DZS.

Assessment

Successfully performed written exam (60%) and individual seminar work (40%)with oral presentation. Positive grade in the seminar work is required for admittance to a written exam. Seminar work with discussion is required to evaluate the ability of using computational tools for written and oral presentation of selected topics from computer science. Written exam assesses the knowledge of the fundamental concepts of computer and information science and the understanding of structure and operation of computers and computer networks.

Lecturer's references

Selected bibliography:

Izbor člankov:
VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Teorija tehno-slike Viléma Flusserja. V: ZORMAN, Barbara (ur.), VAUPOTIČ, Aleš (ur.). Literatura in gibljive slike : tematski sklop = Literature and moving images : thematic section, (Primerjalna književnost, ISSN 0351-1189, letn. 37, št. 2). Ljubljana: Slovensko društvo za primerjalno književnost, 2014, str. 151-163. [COBISS.SI-ID 55122274]
BOVCON, Narvika, VAUPOTIČ, Aleš, KLEMENC, Bojan, SOLINA, Franc. “Atlas 2012” augmented reality : a case study in the domain of fine arts. V: First International Conference, SouthCHI 2013, Maribor, Slovenia, July 1-3, 2013. HOLZINGER, Andreas (ur.), et al. Human factors in computing and informatics : proceedings, (Lecture notes in computer science, ISSN 0302-9743, 7946). Heidelberg [etc.]: Springer, cop. 2013, str. 477-496, ilustr. http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/2098/. [COBISS.SI-ID 2782459]
VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. The book and the World Wide Web. Primer. književ., jun. 2012, letn. 35, št. 1, str. 201-211, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 49282658]
VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Peirceova teorija raziskave kot poetološki model : primer literarnega realizma = Peirce’s theory of inquiry as a poetological model : the case of literary realism. V: ŠKULJ, Jola (ur.), HABJAN, Jernej (ur.). Živo branje : literatura, znanost in humanistika : literature, science and the humanities, (Primerjalna književnost, letn. 35, št. 2). Ljubljana: Slovensko društvo za primerjalno književnost, 2012, avg. 2012, letn. 35, št. 2, str. 83-93, 225-236. [COBISS.SI-ID 49711970]
VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Kdo izbere, kaj bralec bere? Kibertekstualna perspektiva = Who chooses what the reader reads? The cybertextual perspective. V: DOVIĆ, Marijan (ur.), HABJAN, Jernej (ur.), VAUPOTIČ, Aleš (ur.). “Kdo izbere?” : Literatura in literarno posredništvo : Literature and literary mediation, (Primerjalna književnost, letn. 33, št. 2). Ljubljana: Slovensko društvo za primerjalno književnost, avg. 2010, str. 151-161, 321-331. [COBISS.SI-ID 43258466]
VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Realism revisited : Dicken’s Hard Times as a narrativized archive. V: MONTANDON, Alain (ur.). Fortunes et infortunes des genres littéraires, (Caietele Echinox, vol. 16). Cluj-Napoca: Université “Babeş-Bolyai”, Le Centre de Recherches sur l’Imaginaire: University Phantasma, The Center for Imagination Studies, 2009, str. 175-185. [COBISS.SI-ID 2190075]
VAUPOTIČ, Aleš. Literarno-estetski doživljaj in novi mediji – prihodnost literature?. Primer. književ., 2007, letn. 30, št. 1, str. 203-216. [COBISS.SI-ID 34809186]