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Information Technology I


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Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Attached documents
Year 2022
Class code A6045
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 土1/Sat.1
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2020 onwards)
Category (commenced 2016-2019)

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Outline and objectives

The objective is to enable students to apply Information Technology using personal computers and other communication devices. No specialized knowledge is required for this class. Solutions to common problems that occur using the Internet and the cloud will be discussed from a non-specialist perspective.


The goal is to give students essential computer literacy skills, including basic knowledge of operating systems (particularly Windows), Internet security and privacy issues, data protection, search engines, intellectual property issues, and presentation techniques using software applications. Evaluation is based on student presentations and submitted reports.

Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?

Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, and “DP 4”.

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

The classes will consist of lectures and interactive presentations by students. Time will also be given for students to work on projects using computers in the classroom and to obtain personal guidance.
(1) For student presentations, feedback will be given after each presentation.
(2) For responses to the general quiz near the end of the semester, feedback will be given in the final class. Please note that the teaching approach may vary according to which threat level we are at: at level 1, 70% of this course will be held on campus, though at level 2, 50% will be held on campus.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face


1[オンライン/online]:Introduction to Information Technology

Role of computers among different communication devices on the market; types of computers.

2[対面/face to face]:Hardware and Software

Introduction to computer hardware and operation systems (OS)

3[対面/face to face]:Using Windows Functions

Introduction to Windows OS

4[対面/face to face]:Different Types of Files and Storage Media

Handling text, audio, video and other file types; storage media (HDs, USB memory, CDs, DVDs, etc.)

5[対面/face to face]:Files and Folders

Controlling and using your OS

6[対面/face to face]:Upgrading and Adding New Devices and Software

Hardware drivers, software applications

7[対面/face to face]:Internet Connections

Alternative ways of connecting to the net; types of networks: LAN, WAN, WiFi, etc.

8[対面/face to face]:Routine Maintenance, Troubleshooting

Cleaning, defragmentation, disk verification, and recovery strategies

9[対面/face to face]:Internet Search Techniques

Basic and advanced use of Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines

10[対面/face to face]:Internet Software

Introduction to some convenient tools

11[対面/face to face]:Internet Security

Privacy, data protection, intellectual property issues

12[対面/face to face]:More Internet Applications

Free and subscription based apps

13[対面/face to face]:Future Trends

Where the Internet is headed

14[対面/face to face]:Presentations

Presentation of project results and wrap-up

Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

Preparation of presentation on an IT-related topic. Exercises concerning the Internet and general application of IT skills. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.


Notes and online tutorial links will be provided during class.
Advanced topics:


Walters, Garrison E. The Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology. Prentice Hall, 2000.
Rathbone, Andy Windows 10 for Dummies, For Dummies (publisher), 2016.
Weill, Peter, Jeanne W. Ross. IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain. Harvard Business Press, 2009.
Roeltgen, Claude. IT's Hidden Face: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Information Technology. A Look Behind the Scenes. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009.

Grading criteria

Students will be evaluated on the basis of participation in class (20%), exercises (30%) and project work (50%).
Attendance: To receive credit for the course students must provide a reason if absent three or more times in one semester.

Changes following student comments

Feedback from students will be encouraged throughout the course.


Information Technology I and II are separate courses and can be taken in reverse order (Information Technology II in Spring, and Information Technology I in Autumn).


This is an introductory course, so no prerequisite knowledge is expected.