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全学自由研究ゼミナール(PEAK)(Information Science)

Understanding Information and Information Environments
Information science is an interdisciplinary science with a wide range of interests and goals. A major element in the field is concerned with fundamental information processes such as the acquisition and collection of information, the classification and storage of information, the manipulation and retrieval of information, as well as the analysis, dissemination, usage, and maintenance of information. Another focus in the course relates to the concept of information itself. Although the importance of information has been recognized in many fields, as a concept, information is difficult to define. The course, therefore, not only tries to familiarize students with the history and evolution of the field of information science, the course also investigates the fundamental question: What is information? Students completing the course will recognize the aims and goals of fundamental information processes. They will learn to analyze, evaluate, and appreciate the value that information science provides. In addition, students may develop an understanding of information on a deeper (philosophical) level. This understanding may help them to understand today’s information society and modern technology from a more comprehensive information perspective.

By the end of the semester, students should:
(i) be familiar with the history and evolution of the field of information science,
(ii) understand fundamental information processes,
(iii) have acquired an understanding about the notion of information from various points of view, and
(iv) be able to reason about modern society and modern technology from an information perspective.
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時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
50783
CAS-TC1200S1
全学自由研究ゼミナール(PEAK)(Information Science)
Schuster Alfons Josef
A1 A2
木曜2限
マイリストに追加
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教室
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
不可
開講所属
教養学部(前期課程)
授業計画
Introduction: Course overview and course requirements. Information Society and Information Revolution: A brief introduction to information society and the information revolution. The Language of Information: Understanding data, information, and knowledge. A roadmap of information concepts. Mathematical Theory of Information: Shannon’s interpretation of information. Physical Information: Life and entropy. Biological Information: Genetic code and genetic engineering. Biological Information: Brains and artificial neural networks. Information Ethics: Responsibility in information environments. Modern Information Environments: Complex systems, the Internet, cyberspace. Modern Information Environments: Big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Information Future: Possible directions of information culture and information society. Summary and Outlook.
授業の方法
The main elements of the course are lectures, assignments, and in-class discussions. The lectures relate to the topics mentioned in the course schedule below. A class typically provides feedback and guidance on assignments. In addition, each class provides an opportunity for students to engage actively in a discussion related to current issues in information science.
成績評価方法
Assignments and Class Participation: 30% Final Exam: 70%
履修上の注意
There are no prerequisites for students taking this course.