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Computing Applied to Economics

Code 12093
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Informatics
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Does not apply
Learning outcomes General introduction to the use of computers and automatic processing of information, with an emphasis in business productivity. Study of some common computer programs that are particularly relevant in economy contexts.
Syllabus 1. Basic notions of computers and information processing
1.1 Some history
1.2 Anatomy of a computer
1.3 Hardware and Software
1.4 Units for measuring information
2. Some kinds of computer programs
2.1 Operating system
2.2 Utility programs
2.3 Virus
2.4 Educational programs
2.5 Dedicated programs
2.6 Programs for data storage and processing
3. Text processors
3.1 Functionality
3.2 Templates, forms and integration of objects in the text.
4. Worksheet/spreadsheet programs
4.1 Application and functionality
4.2 Formulas and programming
5. Database management programs
5.1 Application and functionality
5.2 Getting in touch with basic operations
6. Internet
6.1 Notion of "Net"
6.2 Motivation for it, and present use
6.3 Some technical aspects
Main Bibliography * Norton, P. (2005),"Peter Norton''s Intro to Computers", 6ª Ed.; McGrawHill Higher Education, USA.
* Shoup, K. (2010), "Office 2010 Simplified"; Willey Publishing, Inc., USA; 2010.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.


Last updated on: 2015-07-14

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