/The Evolution of Computing

Provided by: Lancaster University

Course Area: North West

Course Code: SCC.026

Course Type: Other undergraduate

Start date: 13/01/2020

End date: 20/03/2020

Subjects: Computer Science, Evolution of Computing

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Blended

Course overview

Following successful completion of this course, a student should be able to:

  • Understand the key milestones in the development of computing, and their associated timeline;
  • Understand the impact that computing has had on shaping global society at key stages of its evolution;
  • Place the computing concepts in context with their inventors, motivation and rationale;
  • Identify how pragmatic decisions in the past have a legacy in the principles and concepts we still use today.

Who is this course for

  • This course is for first year non-computer science students at Lancaster University.
  • The course is free for all selected undergraduate students at Lancaster University.
  • This new course curriculum is for other major students with no prior knowledge of computing within Lancaster University.

What will I learn

Following successful completion of this course, a student should have learnt:

  • How to understand the potential impact, and reach of decisions made in applied academic fields;
  • To appreciate why ethics and equality are considered so important in society;
  • To analyse events and discuss opinions effectively;
  • How to research and to properly reference findings
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