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The academic discipline of Informatics overlaps with areas internationally known as information management, information systems, management information systems, human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, decision support systems, and computer science.

A, 30 ECTS credits

Introduction to Informatics, 7.5 ECTS credits
Orientation about Informatics, science and social science. Various applications of information technology are taken up and discussed.

Information Technology, 7.5 ECTS credits
Design issues, which give an understanding of how computer systems are constructed and how computers communicate via networks, is described. Concepts such as computer programs, data representation, storage and processing are studied. With this knowledge the consequences of IT implementation and its development can be followed.

Design and Evaluation, 7.5 ECTS credits
Understanding the importance of the context of use when designing and evaluating information technology. Aspects such as human computer interaction and usability are studied. An analysis is made of end-user requirements and presumptions used when designing and evaluating interactive systems.

Systems development and organizational change, 7.5 ECTS credits
Usage and development of information technology in relation to organizational activity and purpose. Object-orientation and its use for modeling and system specification - implementation, adaptation, administration and organization of IT in organizations.

B, 30 ECTS credits

Basics of Programming (JAVA), 7.5 ECTS credits
Design and construction of computer programs. Special emphasis is given to object oriented programming. Principles such as data abstraction, information hiding, inheritance and reusability are studied.

Systems Design, 7.5 ECTS credits
General theories on design and different models, methods, techniques and tools for the design of information systems. The possibilities and limitations of formal methods, techniques and tools with regard to the conditions in the field of operation where the application is to be used.

Database Systems, 7.5 ECTS credits
The design and construction of databases with particular emphasis on the relational model. Issues concerning transaction processing, access methods, security and data quality in connection with the use of databases. Plus distributed databases, data warehouses and object-oriented databases.

Information Technology and Society, 7.5 ECTS credits
Consequences of IT usage for individuals and society. The relations between technique and society with emphasis on democracy, virtuality, globalization and gender. Aspects of law which regulate the use of IT are also included.

C: Methods, Analysis and Design of Information Systems, 30 ECTS credits

Software Engineering (C++, UML), 7.5 ECTS credits
Theories and methodology about how to handle practically the development of big computer programs. The basics of program development as an integrated part of a design process are emphasized. Administration, documentation, decomposition and structuring of program code and data, testing, validation and maintenance of programs. Some of these aspects are illustrated using practical assignments in program construction.

Data Models (UML, CRC), 7.5 ECTS credits
Model concepts and frequent types of approaches to data modeling. Improvement of the ability and skill to describe, discuss and analyze systematically the operations or purpose, which the information system is to be used for.

Bachelor's Paper, 15 ECTS credits
E-cinema: A study of the National Federation of People´s Parks and Community Centers project Digital Houses
The purpose with this essay was to examine and illustrate how well the project had gone so far and the local cinema owners view on the subject. The essay focuses on the cinemas in northern Sweden and describes their goals, their expectations and why they've chosen to invest in the new technology. Moreover it deals with the problems that have occurred in the project and the problem that digitalized copyright protected material easily can be spread on Internet.

D, 15 ECTS credits

Trends in Human-Computer Interaction Design, 7.5 ECTS credits
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) combines experimentation, observation and artistic creativity in attempts to design more usable, more pleasurable, or more productive ways for people to interact with computer-based systems and appliances. HCI design is central to recent technological developments such as hypertext, multimedia, virtual reality and cyberspace. Focus on the psychological aspects of the individual user and the way HCI can be better adapted to the user's tasks, preferences and behavior.

IT and Business Logic, 7.5 ECTS credits
The developing character of IT usage is changing the way in which companies do business. Focus on the importance of IT usage as it influences business development and business logic. Theories and models for understanding IT and business logic - current and future business logic is studied within the framework of these theories and models.

IT in a Learning Environment, 15 ECTS credits

Webdesign I, 7.5 ECTS credits
Theoretical knowledge about and practical skills in planing, creating and administration of a web place. Plus knowledge in user oriented design and accessibility on the Internet.

Webdesign II, 7.5 ECTS credits
Continuation of Webdesign 1 with focus on analysis and creation of websites, plus the work flow in a bigger web design project. W3C:s guidelines for developing a website for disabled persons is considered.

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