Course: Informatics for Economists

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Course title Informatics for Economists
Course code MUPI/CIPEK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Rosman Pavel, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Buřita Ladislav, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
The course contents in theoretical part: - Information society, informatics, information, data. - Computer technology basics, data representation for digital computing. - Hardware equipment, von Neumann and Harvard model of digital computer. - CPU, memory, buses, data and memory media, peripheral devices. - Information system and ICT; coding and data compression. - Software equipment. Operation systems, their functionality, development and basic typology. - SW applications, office automation SW, SW development tools (programming). - Data communication and computer networking. Network protocols, Internet and its services. - Internet Protection and Computer Security, Computer Ergonomics. Course content in the practical part - using of MS Windows XP, MS Office 2007: - University Network (UTB) training, OS Microsoft XP, objects - Comprimation, file manager - tables, graphs - presentation and creation - Internet services, - basic worksheet operation, formula creation, consequences - table operations, database, graphs creation - test for credit obtaining

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Monologic (Exposition, lecture, briefing), Methods for working with texts (Textbook, book), Methods for written tasks (e.g. comprehensive exams, written tests), Simple experiments
  • Participation in classes - 39 hours per semester
  • Term paper - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for examination - 20 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for course credit - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes of the course unit is to gain the complex orientation in modern information and communication technology (ICT). The subject is aimed on: - introduces basic terms of informatics, - information and communication technology and systems, - software and hardware description, - basic internet services, and computer networking. The aim of the course in practical part: the course is oriented to Computer Network Training, using of Office Automation applications and basic Internet Services. The other computer skills are elaborated by the computer training. Finishing of this task is a key for application of mentioned pieces of knowledge by the elaboration tasks of the economics and management praxes in the tied subjects for bachelor and magisterial study.
Competences: Student can understand of the basic aspects in the field of Informatics. Student has knowledge and overview about the recent progress information and communication technologies and systems. Student will be able to master work in LAN TBU, Office Automation applications and Internet services. On completion of the course, students will understand the value of information and strategic significance thereof.
Subject is oriented to broad knowledge and basic skills in the informatics area (IT). The aim of study is to gain the complex orientation in modern information and communication technology (ICT). Subject "Informatics for economists" consists of two following parts: theoretical and practical. Both parts are tied coupled and are complementary each other. The study of this area continues in knowledge gained at the secondary school study, some of the topics are added in logical way. Prerequisites and co-requisites: basic knowledge of the basic principles of computer science. Level of computer literacy at least at the level of "intermediate users".

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Written examination, Analysis of the student's performance, Analysis of works made by the student (Technical products), Didactic test

Criteria Formal requirements: - The minimum 80% participation at exercise-lectures. - Pass thru consecutive and credit test. - Pass thru theoretical and practical exam. Knowledge and skills requirements: - On time elaborations of the credit home work in ICT area including presentation of the chosen topic. - Completing of the practical part of the computer training. Exam The arbitrary requirement for admission to the exam is to gain the credit and sign-in information system (study portal) STAG Student is obliged in the ordinary exam period to come to one exam term; otherwise he will get F-evaluation. All other requirements are given in Study and exam regulation document of the TBU. Next requirements: - Pass thru theory test based on study book (min 60%), 15 min. - Elaboration of theoretical questions based on study book and lectures (min. 50%), 30 min. - Successful fulfilling min. 4 of 7 practical tasks on computer (PC). Student has to sign-in for every examination term in STAG system! All standard and repairing terms are written in STAG system in advance. Practical exam consists of 60 minutes individual student's computer work using mainly MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint or other applications (File Manager, FTP client)The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Microsoft Office 2007 : podrobná uživatelská příručka. Vyd. 1. Brno : Computer Press, 2008. ISBN 978-80-251-1719-4.
  • Botek Zdeněk. Základy informačních technologií. Zlín: Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7454-313-5.
  • HORÁK, Jaroslav. Hardware: učebnice pro pokročilé. Brno: Computer Press, 2007. ISBN 978-80-251-1741-5.
  • LAUDON K.C.,LAUDON J.P. Management information systems. Pearson Education,Inc.,Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 07458, 2006. ISBN 0-13-230461-9.
  • LAURENČÍK, Marek. Excel 2016: práce s databázemi a kontingenčními tabulkami. Praha: Grada, 2017. ISBN 978-80-271-0477-2.
  • Libor Gála a kol. Podniková informatika. Praha: Grada, 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-2615-1.
  • Meyers, Michael. Osobní počítač : názorný průvodce hardwarem, systémem a sítěmi. Vyd. 1. Brno : CP Books, 2005. ISBN 80-251-0834-1.
  • ROSMAN, Pavel a Ladislav BUŘITA. Informatika pro ekonomy a manažery. Zlín : Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2012, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7454-228-2.
  • ROSMAN, Pavel a Ladislav BUŘITA. Informatika pro ekonomy a manažery. Zlín: Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, 2012, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7454-228-2.
  • ŽITNIAK, Ján. Microsoft Office 2016: podrobná uživatelská příručka. Brno: Computer Press, 2017. ISBN 978-80-251-4891-4.

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