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History of Computing

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Nicholas Gibbins
Academic year

Module overview

Our modern world has been profoundly shaped by the availability of cheap and reliable computers, but the ubiquity of this technology has led many to overlook the rich history of its development.

In this module, we will study the evolution of technologies for calculation, computation and information processing from early mechanical devices through to the present day. In addition to the technological aspects, we will also consider the commercial, political and social factors that have shaped the development and adoption of computers.