This course essentially introduces the students to the science of information in the digital age.
In the first place, the course deals with foundational concepts like data, information, communication, knowledge, among others. Students should appreciate similarities and differences between these concepts. Furthermore, students are exposed to fundamental principles of digitization as well as various forms of digital systems. Besides digital encoding, students are also exposed to digital data/information transmission systems. A history of electronic communication and digital computer systems is also elucidated. As part of the science of information, the course also deals with information organization and knowledge representations; information processing, information security and policies as well as information systems designed for specific purposes.