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Information Studies
INST126
Introduction to Programming for Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH130 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must not have completed INST326 or CMSC131; and must be in Information Science program.
Credit only granted for: CMSC106, CMSC122, OR INST126.
An introduction to computer programming for students with very limited or no previous programming experience. Topics include fundamental programming concepts such as variables, data types, assignments, arrays, conditionals, loops, functions, and I/O operations.
INST201
Introduction to Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: INST201 or INST301.
Formerly: INST301.
Examining the effects of new information technologies on how we conduct business, interact with friends, and go through our daily lives. Understanding how technical and social factors have influenced the evolution of information society. Evaluating the transformative power of information in education, policy, and entertainment, and the dark side of these changes.
INST311
Information Organization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST301; or must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST201; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Registration priority for students in BSIS program.
Examines the theories, concepts, and principles of information, information representation and organization, record structures, description, and classification. Topics to be covered in this course include the methods and strategies to develop systems for storage, organization, and retrieval of information in a variety of organizational and institutional settings, as well as policy, ethical, and social implications of these systems.
INST314
Statistics for Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: (INST301; or must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST201); and MATH115; and STAT100. Or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Registration priority for students in BSIS program.
Basic concepts in statistics including measure construction, data exploration, hypothesis development, hypothesis testing, pattern identification, and statistical analysis. The course also provides an overview of commonly used data manipulation and analytic tools. Through homework assignments, projects, and in-class activities, you will practice working with these techniques and tools to create information resources that can be used in individual and organizational decision-making and problem-solving.
INST326
(Perm Req)
Object-Oriented Programming for Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: (must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST201; or INST301); and (INST126; or CMSC106; or CMSC122). Or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: INST326 or CMSC131.
An introduction to programming, emphasizing understanding and implementation of applications using object-oriented techniques. Topics to be covered include program design and testing as well as implementation of programs.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST327
(Perm Req)
Database Design and Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: CMSC106, CMSC122, or INST126; and (must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST201; or must have completed INST301). Or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Registration priority for students in BSIS program.
Credit only granted for: INST327 or BMGT402.
Introduction to databases, the relational model, entity-relationship diagrams, user-oriented database design and normalization, and Structured Query Language (SQL). Through labs, tests, and a project, students develop both theoretical and practical knowledge of relational database systems.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST335
(Perm Req)
Teams and Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100; and (INST201; or must have completed INST301). Or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Registration priority for students in BSIS program.
Team development and the principles, methods and types of leadership will be a focus with an emphasis on goal setting, motivation, problem solving, and conflict resolution. This course examines the principles of managing team projects in organizations through planning and execution including estimating costs, managing risks, scheduling, staff and resource allocation, communication, tracking, and control.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST346
(Perm Req)
Technologies Infrastructure and Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed INST301 OR Must have completed or be currently enrolled in INST201; and must have completed INST 326; and must have completed INST327 OR Must have completed INST307. Or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Registration priority for students in BSIS program.
Credit only granted for: INST346 or BMGT405.
Examines the basic concepts of local and wide-area computer networking including an overview of services provided by networks, network topologies and hardware, packet switching, client/server architectures, network protocols, and network servers and applications. The principles and techniques of information organization and architecture for the Web environment will be covered along with such topics as management, security, authentication, and policy issues associated with distributed systems.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST352
(Perm Req)
Information User Needs and Assessment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST201; or must have completed INST301; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Registration priority for students in the BSIS program.
Focuses on use of information by individuals, including the theories, concepts, and principles of information, information behavior and mental models. Methods for determining information behavior and user needs, including accessibility issues will be examined and strategies for using information technology to support individual users and their specific needs will be explored.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST354
(Perm Req)
Decision-Making for Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed INST314 OR Must have completed INST304; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Registration priority for students in BSIS program.
Examines the use of information in organizational and individual decision-making, including the roles of information professionals and information systems in informed decision-making through techniques such as data analysis and regression, optimization, sensitivity analysis, decision trees, risk analysis and business simulation models.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST362
(Perm Req)
User-Centered Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PSYC100; and (must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST201; or must have completed INST301); and must have completed INST326. Or permission of instructor.
Introduction to human-computer interaction (HCI), with a focus on how HCI connects psychology, information systems, computer science, and human factors. User-centered design and user interface implementation methods discussed include identifying user needs, understanding user behaviors, envisioning interfaces, and utilizing prototyping tools, with an emphasis on incorporating people in the design process from initial field observations to summative usability testing.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST377
(Perm Req)
Dynamic Web Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed INST307 OR Must have completed INST327; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Registration priority for students in BSIS program.
Credit only granted for: INST377 or BMGT406.
An exploration of the basic methods and tools for developing dynamic, database-driven websites, including acquiring, installing, and running web servers, database servers, and connectability applications.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST408B
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST462
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Data Visualization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST362; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Registration priority for students in the BSIS program.
Exploration of the theories, methods, and techniques of visualization of information, including the effects of human perception, the aesthetics of information design, the mechanics of visual display, and the semiotics of iconography.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST603
Systems Analysis and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST603, LBSC603, or INFM613.
Formerly: INFM613
Formal process for planning and designing an information technology system, including identifying users and other stakeholders, analyzing work processes, preparing system specifications, conducting feasibility and usability studies, and preparing for implementation. Approaches to analyzing system components and functions. Measurement and evaluation of system performance.
INST604
Introduction to Archives and Digital Curation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC604 or LBSC605.
Overview of the principles, practices, and applications in the archival and digital curation fields.
INST610
Information Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: INFM718Q, INST610, or LBSC708I.
Formerly: INFM718Q and LBSC708I.
Investigation of the diverse range of ehtical challanges facing society in the information age. Ethical theories, including non-Western and feminist theories. Application of theories to information ethics issues.
INST613
Information and Human Rights
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST728B or INST613.
Formerly: INST728B.
An examination of information as a human right, including topics: social, cultural, economic, legal, and political forces shaping information rights; the impact of information rights on information professions, standards, and cultural institutions; and information rights and disadvantaged populations.
INST615
Legal Issues in Managing Information
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC735 OR INST615.
Formerly: LBSC735.
An exploration of the interrelated issues of the provision of and information literacy about legal information by information organizations and the impacts of legal issues, such as privacy and filtering, on the practice of information organizations that serve the public.
INST627
Data Analytics for Information Professionals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Skills and knowledge needed to craft datasets, perform quantitative and qualitative analyses, and develop information resources that bridge the gap between raw data and decision makers' needs.
INST630
Introduction to Programming for the Information Professional
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An introduction to computer programming intended for students with no previous programming experience. Topics include fundamentals of programming and current trends in user interface implementation that are relevant to information professionals.
INST631
Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST630; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST631 or LBSC795.
Formerly: LBSC795.
Principles of human-human and machine-machine communication as a basis for models of human-computer communication. Issues related in input/ output devices, conceptual models, levels of control, metaphor and personification, adaptability, and intensionality/extensionality.
INST641
Policy and Ethics in Digital Curation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: INST640; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Discussion of strategies to address intellectual property, privacy, security and other policy and ethics concerns raised by the curation of digital records and data.
INST643
Curation in Cultural Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An overview of the principles, practices, and current debates in the management, care and representation of digital artifacts in libraries, archives, and museums.
INST650
Facilitating Youth Learning in Formal and Informal Environments
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST650 or LBSC640.
Formerly: LBSC640.
The historical, organizational, and contemporary contexts of formal and informal learning spaces; the principles of teaching, learning, and information literacy that underlie the formal and informal learning spaces; and the leadership role that information professionals can play within their schools, libraries and communities.
INST651
Promoting Rich Learning with Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST651 or LBSC642.
Formerly: LBSC642.
Exploration of how technology can be used to promote rich learning experiences, with a particular focus on youth populations. Assessment of the how, when, and why of infusing technology into the teaching and learning process.
INST660
21st Century Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INFM612; or LBSC631; or LBSC635; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST660, LBSC708F or INFM718F.
Formerly: LBSC708F, INFM718F.
Using a combination of research, literature and current practice, the course explores topics basic to the understanding and practice of leadership.
INST701
Introduction to Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC701, INFM718M or INST701.
Formerly: LBSC701, INFM718M.
Techniques and strategies of research as applied to the definition, investigation, and evaluation of information problems. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods of research design methods are considered from the aspects of implementation, analysis, and interpretation.
INST706
Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INFM603 and INFM612; or (LBSC631 and LBSC671); or (LBSC635 and LBSC670); or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST706 or INFM706.
Formerly: INFM706.
Comprehensive overview of project management, focusing on the needs of information resource (IR) projects. Concepts and techniques for planning and execution of projects including developing work breakdown structure, estimating costs, managing risks, scheduling, staff and resource allocation, team building, communication, monitoring, control, and other aspects of successful project completion.
INST709
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST714
Information for Decision-Making
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: LBSC631 or INFM612; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INFM718A, INST714 or LBSC705.
Formerly: INFM718A and LBSC705.
The use of information in organizational and individual decision-making. An examination of managers' behavior in using information; differences between the private and public sectors; and the roles of information professionals and information systems in decision-making.
INST728L
Special Topics in Information Studies; Advanced Research in Digital Curation
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST733
Database Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: LBSC690, LBSC671, or INFM603; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST733 or LBSC793.
Formerly: LBSC793.
Principles of user-oriented database design. Requirements analysis. Data modelling. Data integrity and security and multi-user databases. Implementing an information system using a database management system (DBMS).
INST735
Computational Linguistics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: CMSC421; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Also offered as: CMSC723, LING723.
Credit only granted for: CMSC723, LING723, or INST735.
Fundamental methods in natural language processing. Topics include: finite-state methods, context-free and extended context-free models of syntax; parsing and semantics interpretation; n-gram and Hidden Markov models, part-of-speech tagging; natural language applications such as machine translation, automatic summarization, and question answering.
INST737
Introduction to Data Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST627; and (LBSC690, LBSC671, or INFM603). Or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An exploration of some of the best and most general approaches to get the most information out of data through clustering, classification, and regression techniques.
INST760
Data Visualization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST630; or INFM603; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST760 or INST728V.
Formerly: INST728V.
Introduction to the science and technology of data visualization--the graphical representation of data to aid understanding--and includes both theoretical foundations as well as practical applications of integrated visualization techniques on real-world problems. Application of these techniques to state-of-the-art problem domains within research, society, and industry.
INST775
HCIM CAPSTONE PREP
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: INST631, INST632, and INST717; and must have completed Research Methods; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be taken in the fall semester of the year in which the student plans to graduate; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Students will define a project, which requires a high level of background research, rigor in execution and evaluation, and documentation. Capstone projects may follow the design, prototyping and evaluation process from end-to-end or may focus on a subset of elements in that process, such as formative study and design.
INST800
The Engaged Intellectual: An Introduction to Research and Academic Work
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies; and restricted to students in Ph.D. in Information Studies (INFS) program.
An introduction to the academic life with a particular focus on what it means to undertake research, teaching, and service.
Restricted to Doctoral Students.
INST888
Doctoral Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
INST899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.