The Department of Information Science presents undergraduate modules to students in multiple faculties. In the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences our modules fall under the name Information Systems Management (ISM). In the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences our modules fall under the name Socio-Informatics (SI). Click on the relevant module to view a description of its content and the contact information of the lecturer.
This module provides students with an introductory course in problem solving, computational thinking, and basic computer programming using the Python language. The module assumes no prior programming experience and works from first principles towards the completion of various individual programming projects. It is designed to be relevant for students across the social, management, and natural sciences and feeds into subsequent modules in this fields. During this module students gain practical experience with fundamental programming concepts, including various data types (e.g.strings, lists, dictionaries, etc.), sorting and searching techniques, input/output processes, flow control techniques (including iteration and decision structures), and program structures (functions, modules, object oriented designs).
This is an intermediary module focusing on the phenomenon of organisation. Organisations are structures that require decision-making and implementation but that also provide structures that make it possible. Views on how organisations function or ought to function, differ – as we will see in this module. With the help of Gareth Morgan’s seminal organisational metaphors, we will investigate different theories of organisation. This module will introduce you to a wide range of theories on organisation and will focus your attention on those views that see organisations as interpretative systems. You will discover that some views on organisations provide better perspective on the role of knowledge and information in organisations than others.