Undergraduate Courses of FILab

Informations about the undergraduate courses of Forest Informatics Laboratory of the School of Forestry and Management of the Enviroment and Natural Resources of DUTH.

Information Technology, Optional Course

Introduction to Informatics

The course deals with foundational Informatics concepts such as Information, Knowledge, Modeling, and Uncertainty. We introduce all the conceptual building blocks necessary to understand the basics of Information Theory. We introduce those building blocks hand in hand with the practical dimension of Informatics, which focuses on solving real problems with information technology.

Information Technology, Compulsory Course

Forest Informatics with Object Oriented Programming

Forest Informatics I introduces students to the field through object-oriented design and programming, using VB programming language. It reinforces concepts with practical exercises in weekly lab sessions and with challenging and engaging programming assignments. There are no prerequisites for VB and the course expects no prior programming experience.

Information TechnologyCompulsory Course

Forest Informatics with GIS and C++

This course teaches what a GIS is and what you can do with it. Working with various components of the ArcGIS system, you will create GIS maps, explore and analyze the data behind the maps, and apply methods to easily share your maps. By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of how ArcGIS tools are used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, obtain information, and communicate that information to others.

Information TechnologyCompulsory Course

Forest Informatics and RDBMS

Databases are incredibly prevalent -- they underlie technology used by most people every day if not every hour. This course relies on primary readings from the database community to introduce students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, schema normalization, query optimization, and transactions.