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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ACOM1066 Introduction to IT for Humanities Students

5 creditsClass Size: 280

Module manager: Peter Reffell

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

The module's taught content presumes that students are able to login to the University network and use email and the Web. Special demonstration sessions will be provided in weeks 1 and 2 for students who need assistance in acquiring these very basic skills.

Students will not be expected to take this module if they are simultaneously registered for some other ACOM module. However there is no objection to their going on to take another ACOM module subsequently, for example to extend or deepen their knowledge

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to:

- demonstrate an awareness of the relevance of IT to their programme of study;
- demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of computer use;
- effectively use typical 'office' applications.


Computers and operating systems; principles of file management and organisation; effective and efficient use of standard office applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentational tools; textual and bibliographic resources; Overview of simple graphics systems for image creation.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours28.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)50.00

Private study

16 hours - self-directed study
12 hours - summative assessment

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Lecture attendance

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentCreate a miniature information resource and curriculum vitae100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 19/11/2009


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