Courses Catalogue

Emerging Trends In Computer Science

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Computer Science, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description

Information Sciences and Technology is a rapidly changing discipline. New issues, methods, tools, applications and terminology appear on a continual basis. A key skill is the ability to analyze new issues and assess new technologies within the context of the information age. This course therefore prepares students to understand the difference between potential technological failures and success, fads and revolutionary technology. It also helps students to view emerging issues as an opportunity rather than a threat. Intellectual tools are provided to assist in understanding issues, assessing and forecasting technological changes for feasibility and planning in real world situations.

Course Objectives:

This course has been designed to provide students with:

1.      A process framework for analyzing new issues and a theoretical framework to study technological and social impacts of such issues.

2.      A process framework for recognizing and understanding new technologies and a theoretical framework to take advantage of such technologies.

3.      Exposure to new issues and technologies.

4.      The ability to recognize the importance new issues and technologies in information sciences and incorporate these new issues and technologies into an existing information systems framework.

5. Predict impacts of issues and technology on information management, users, policies, and the environment.