Information Literacy (Science course)

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LecturerShuji MORISAKI, Associate Professor
DepartmentGraduate School of Information Science, 2014 Fall
Recommended for:School of Agricultural science School of Informatics and Sciences School of Medicine School of Science (21.5 hours / session One session / week 15 weeks / semester)

Class Schedule

Class will proceed as follows:

  1. Overview
  2. Computers
  3. E-mail and Text Messages
  4. Ethics and Manners in Social Networking Service
  5. Information Security
  6. Internet Search Engines
  7. Use of Online Library and Reference Search Engines
  8. Data analysis using Spreadsheet Software
  9. Creating Slideshows using Presentation Software
  10. Writing Documents using Word Processing Software

Key Features

Class contents are designed for students who will use computers while taking advanced courses, while writing their graduation thesis, or in their future careers.

In doing so, it is not enough for students to just memorize how to use certain versions of operating systems and application software. Instead, students are taught to have conceptual understandings before learning practical operation skills, so that they will be able to solve their problems by themselves using future versions of application software and operating systems.

Higher priority is given to lectures and lessons that is difficult to learn individually such as giving good presentations in front of audience with presentation tools.

Students are expected to be able to troubleshoot system problem by learning and understanding mechanism, system and network structure, and network layers.

Goals and Purposes of this Course

This class will teach students computer and Internet skills required for studying in the university. Specifically, searching for documents, searching for information, creating word documents, analyzing data, making slideshows for presentations, transmitting data, etc. Furthermore, students are expected to acquire logical thinking and research skills for when they need to learn more advanced computing and internet skills.



Reference Books

Reference materials will be assigned in class.



Do not forget to bring your Nagoya University ID (Or Campus ID) and password.


Grading will be based on reports and class participation. 3 or more absences will be considered as "absent," however, final decision will be made according to their overall performance and individual circumstances.

Students have the option to drop this class

Last updated

November 21, 2017