28106 - Computer Science for Environmental Sciences

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Gender equality Reduced inequalities Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student possesses a knowledge aimed at environmental sciences on the functioning of computers, the main IT tools, the Internet and databases. It is also able to use the main software to support individual productivity and has some rudiments of information processing.

Course contents

  • The building blocks of computer hardware and software.
  • The operating system: the structure and the main functions. File system: basic operations.
  • Computer networks. Internet and the WWW.
  • The e-mail, certified mail and digital signature.
  • Computer security: viruses, phishing, etc.
  • Personal productivity software: word processor (word and google document), spreadsheet (excel e google sheets), presentation (power point and google presentation), database (mention).


Course notes and any recent text concerning the certification of e-skills (ECDL, EIPASS, ecc.)

Teaching methods

Frontal teaching.

Participatory teaching methods.

Practical exercises on the PC (also times in groups).

Learning by doing.

Cooperative Learning.

Teaching tools

Slide show

Exercises on word, excel and power point.

The course slides are accessible on the VIRTUAL system.

Office hours

See the website of Alessandro Gesuato