Information Science & Systems

Courses

INFO 505 Information Professionals and Information Ethics 3.0 Credits

Surveys the social, ethical, and legal issues that affect information professionals and organizations. Addresses such topics as access to and ownership of information, intellectual freedom, and privacy. Studies the structure and components of the information professions and the evolving role of information professionals.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 506 Users, Services, & Resources 3.0 Credits

Introduces the principles and practices of providing effective information services for a variety of user communities. Develops practical skills in meeting users’ information needs. Focuses on current methods of providing information services and instruction in different contexts and techniques for evaluating reference sources and services.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 507 Leading and Managing Information Organizations 3.0 Credits

Introduces basic theories, approaches, and concepts of leadership, management, and organizational behavior as they apply to libraries, archives, and other information organizations. The course explores principles, practices, and techniques needed to develop and enrich effective information organizations.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 508 Information Innovation through Design Thinking 3.0 Credits

This introductory course provides an overview of basic phases of design processes for students in information disciplines. Design thinking is a way of engaging with the world that emphasizes creativity and constructive change; students will learn about techniques for several key design practices: empathizing with others, framing a problem, ideation, experimentation, and storytelling. By applying these techniques in a variety of contexts related to information, students will practice innovation in the information professions with an emphasis on understanding the social implications of potential innovations.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 517 Principles of Cybersecurity 3.0 Credits

Provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents. Presents a general overview and is suitable for individuals with little exposure to IT security.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 532 Software Development 3.0 Credits

Provides a hands-on introduction to software development. Includes programming concepts and a series of programming exercises done by students working in pairs or in small groups. Also covers general concepts and issues in software development to help students understand why creating high quality software is very difficult.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 540 Perspectives on Information Systems 3.0 Credits

Examines various types of information systems and the ways in which these systems support activities of individuals and organizations. Investigates application architectures that occur commonly in information systems. Provides an overview of knowledge domains that comprise the information systems discipline.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 546 Data Analytics for Community-Based Data and Service 3.0 Credits

This course utilizes in-class lectures and partnerships with a community small business or non-profit to assess the data and information needs of, design data-driven methods for, and proposal and/or develop sustainable data infrastructure to those community organizations. Through academic readings, in-class facilitation, and seminars, students will explore civic engagement, democratic participation and community change in urban settings. They will learn community information needs assessment, decision making, and information use, representation, and visualization. At the same time, students will identify a community small business or non-profit organization as their client and meet the client for two hours each week, working with community organizations in need of data analytics support.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 547 Design Thinking for Digital Community Service 3.0 Credits

This course pairs one LIS student and one library or other information organization paraprofessional to work together to identify a community-based digital information need. Student pairs also design collaborative programs to address identified needs. Course delivery takes the form of a side-by-side community-based learning (CBL) to foster understanding of community needs assessment and methods for developing effective information services to meet community-specific needs.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 552 Introduction to Web Design for Information Organizations 3.0 Credits

Introduction to creating websites that incorporate interactive web services to support users in information organizations. Students learn to establish websites that meet usability, accessibility and intellectual property standards, via composition of text and graphic files, and use of scripts for interactive application to support community information resource needs.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 560 Introduction to Archives I 3.0 Credits

Provides an introduction to the theory and practice of archives, including an overview relating to the elements of an archival program and the role and work of archivists. Focuses on the functions of the archives, such as acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, reference, outreach, and technology in archives.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 561 Introduction to Archives II 3.0 Credits

Continues the introduction to archival theory and practice begun in Introduction to Archives I. Provides additional depth in several areas, including appraisal, arrangement and description, focusing on model and standards. Addresses legal, ethical, cultural, and political issues as well as the range of historical and contemporary archival formats.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 590 Foundations of Data and Information 3.0 Credits

Introduces and explores principles, techniques, and theoretical contexts of data, information, and digital content across a range of settings. Addresses organizing practices and knowledge, and implications for back-end system functionality, and front-end user access. Addresses existing and emerging data standards and tools applicable to data and information, as well as social and economic aspects, services, and future boundaries and contexts for data and information. Specific topics include information structures and standards, representation, metadata, knowledge organization, classification, linked data, network analysis, interface design, and AI implications.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 591 Data and Digital Stewardship 3.0 Credits

Examines traditional and emerging approaches to data management, data curation, and data service across the full range of information organizations (including, libraries, archives, museums, data centers, software industries, etc.). Introduces foundations of data infrastructures and data representation in all the activities related to care and management of digital objects over their lifecycles. Discusses methods and issues related to accessibility, security, preservation, privacy and ethics of using and managing digital records.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 590 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 600 Web Systems & Architecture 3.0 Credits

This course presents the fundamentals of data communications and software architectures for distributed computing technologies. It introduces students to key web systems technologies and architectures, including hardware configurations, HTTP, HTML, XML-based data standards and other major software components.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 540 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently) or INFO 590 [Min Grade: C] or (CS 520 [Min Grade: C] or CS 502 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 605 Database Management Systems 3.0 Credits

A first course in database management systems. Covers a broad introduction to database management issues, techniques, and systems. Topics to be covered include database issues, evolution and landscapes of database systems, relational databases, database systems lifecycles, database analysis and design using the Entity-Relationship model, SQL, indexes, views, security, and transaction concepts. Emphasizes concepts and techniques related to relational database systems and hands-on experience in creating, using, and querying simple database applications using SQL.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 606 Advanced Database Management 3.0 Credits

An advanced course for database professionals. Focus on data engineering aspects of relational database systems. Topics include advanced database design techniques using the Entity-Relationship Model, normalization and denormalization, Security and Database Administration, advanced query processing techniques using SQL, and database application developments using PL/SQL procedures, functions, triggers, and packages.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 605 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 607 Applied Database Technologies 3.0 Credits

Covers principles, techniques, and database systems related to managing big data. Topics to be covered include business intelligence, data warehousing, online analytic processing (OLAP), ETL, big data architectures, and hands-on experience in managing unstructured data management using a NoSQL database.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 605 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 608 Human-Computer Interaction 3.0 Credits

Focuses on the physiological, psychological and engineering basis of design and evaluation of human-computer interfaces covering such topics as; theoretical foundation of HCI; cognitive modeling of user interactions; task analysis techniques for gathering design information; iterative design cycles; formative and summative usability testing; and project planning and report writing.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 612 Knowledge Base Systems 3.0 Credits

Introduces the concepts, principles, and techniques of knowledge base systems, with a focus on implementation of a working expert system. Presents the expert system development life cycle with a focus on analysis and conceptual modeling techniques.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 540 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 615 Designing with Data 3.0 Credits

Although user experience design has always involved collecting data about users’ needs and preferences, new forms and quantities of user data have created a need for new data analysis skills and professional ethics training among designers. This class introduces students to A/B testing and statistical methods to prepare them to design and run large scale user experiments that can inform design decisions. Students practice using tools and methods as well as composing experiment reports and design recommendations.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 508 [Min Grade: C], INFO 608 [Min Grade: C], DSRE 620 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 616 Social and Collaborative Computing 3.0 Credits

Surveys theory and research literature on socio-technical issues and concepts in computer-supported cooperative work and social computing. Covers topics such as group work in collocated, distributed, and domain-specific contexts; design, implementation and evaluation of collaborative software; social media and online communities; computer-supported collaborative learning and community-learning technologies; and future directions of collaborative and social computing.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 608 [Min Grade: C], INFO 508 [Min Grade: C], DSRE 620 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 620 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3.0 Credits

Offers an advanced treatment of systems analysis and design with special emphasis on object-oriented analysis and design techniques based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Discusses major modeling techniques of UML including use-case modeling, class modeling, object-interaction modeling, dynamic modeling and state diagrams and activity diagrams, subsystems developments, logical design, and physical design.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 622 Content Representation 3.0 Credits

Focuses on fundamental decisions in designing subject access systems and alternative approaches to indexing. Explores current issues in content representation of text and non-text information resources in information systems.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 623 Social Network Analytics 3.0 Credits

The goals of this course are to understand the social network analysis methods and how they can be applied in studying the social network properties in both online and physical environments. The course introduces the knowledge and tools necessary for conducting social network analysis which is widely used in the social and behavioral sciences, social computing, economics, marketing, and informatics. The social network perspective focuses on relationship among social entities. It covers graph and matrix representation, centrality and prestige measures, cohesive analysis, positional and role analysis. Students gain practical experience with social network analysis and visualization tools.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 624 Information Retrieval Systems 3.0 Credits

Covers the theoretical underpinnings of information retrieval to provide a solid base for further work with retrieval systems. Emphasizes systems that involve user-computer interaction. Covers aspects of information retrieval including document selection, document description, query formulation, matching, and evaluation.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 540 [Min Grade: C], DSCI 511 [Min Grade: C], DSCI 521 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently) or INFO 590 [Min Grade: C] or CS 520 [Min Grade: C] or CS 502 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 629 Applied Artificial Intelligence 3.0 Credits

Introduces the concepts, principles, and techniques of artificial intelligence (AI). Prepares students for computing projects where artificial intelligence methods are applied, building upon basic programming skills. Studies, differentiates, and applies basic principles of neural networks and deep learning, conversational systems, recommender systems, search algorithms, natural language processing, and text understanding. Considers various applications of Artificial Intelligence such as recommender systems for e-commerce, personal assistants, image analysis, robotics, text analytics, driverless cars, decision-making application, machine translation, gaming, etc.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 532 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 600 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 552 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 633 Information Visualization 3.0 Credits

Introduces concepts and principles of information visualization from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Emphasizes the development of critical thinking and problem solving abilities in the context of information visualization. Provides exposure to current information visualization tools.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 634 Data Mining 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the concepts and principles of knowledge discovery in databases (KDD), with a focus on the techniques of data mining and its function in business, governmental, medical or other information-intensive environments.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DSCI 511 [Min Grade: C], DSCI 521 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)INFO 605 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 646 Information Systems Management 3.0 Credits

Addresses information technology-enabled change and policy issues in the management of information systems (IS). Stresses systems development, staffing and organization, technology infrastructure, project selection, justification and funding, and data. Studies the issues and their resolution in the context of an IS plan. Emphasizes communication about the issues to senior management.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 620 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 648 Healthcare Informatics 3.0 Credits

The course presents an overview of all aspects of healthcare informatics, including medical, nursing and bioinformatics. It provides an introduction to the applications of information systems in a variety of healthcare environments, including education, research and clinical settings. It includes extensive reading and critical discussion of relevant professional research literature.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 649 Library Programming 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of the broad range of cultural, educational, and social library programming initiatives available for children, adolescents, and adults in academic libraries, public libraries, and school library media centers. Teaches community analysis, planning and evaluation. Emphasizes the collaborative nature of developing and implementing library programs.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 650 Public Library Service 3.0 Credits

Surveys information services provided through public libraries, with attention to governmental and funding issues, determinants of use, extending services to non-users, and cooperation among libraries.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 651 Academic Library Service 3.0 Credits

Examines the role of library service in higher education, with emphasis on problems of organization, administration, services, and the relationship of the library to the overall educational program.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 654 Enterprise Content Management 3.0 Credits

Introduces foundational concepts, practices, and principles of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). Major topics covered include: ECM system architecture, standards, workflows, publishing, analytics and performance. Includes hands-on activities working with an ECM and integrated software. The course also includes ECM system selection and evaluation, and addresses issues associated with legacy and next generation systems, local and global implementations, ownership and control.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 590 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 655 Intro to Web Programming 3.0 Credits

Provides a hands-on workshop in programming for Internet information systems using an appropriate programming language (Java is used currently). Covers fundamental concepts such as object-oriented programming, client-server programming, multi-threaded programming, graphical user interface design, and application development.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 532 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 552 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 657 Digital Library Technologies 3.0 Credits

Introduces technologies that enable the design and implementation of digital libraries. Focuses on hands-on activities relating to content description technologies (such as XML) systems technologies, and user interface technologies. Students learn through building components of digital libraries collaboratively.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 552 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 590 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 658 Information Architecture 3.0 Credits

Introduces fundamental concepts, methods and theories in Information Architecture for virtual, physical, and hybrid worlds. Focuses on organization, representation, and navigation of conceptual space. Topics include foundations, Web design, cognitive aspects, search, interaction design, knowledge organization, and user experience.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 552 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 590 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 659 Introduction to Data Analytics 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of data analytics foundations and techniques for information professionals. Introduces fundamental concepts and theories of data and data science. Discusses methods and techniques of data representation, data analysis, and data visualization. Covers a range of tools and systems that can be used to discover insight and derive values from data.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DSCI 511 [Min Grade: C], DSCI 521 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 590 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 648 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 660 Cataloging and Classification 3.0 Credits

Introduces and provides intensive practice in the fundamentals of library cataloging and classification with primary focus on modern printed materials, but also includes reference to other media. Instruction on critical reading, interpretation, and use of current professional standards and documentation for the creation of MARC records. Encompasses discussion of relevant historical and theoretical issues in the construction of contemporary bibliographic databases.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 662 Metadata and Resource Description 3.0 Credits

Introduces the critical roles played by metadata for resource description and discovery. Provides instruction on application and implementation of current metadata schemes and tools. Provides practice in creating metadata records, analyzing the usage of metadata elements and vocabulary schemes, and evaluating the metadata quality of digital repositories.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 665 Collection Management 3.0 Credits

Introduces the basic steps of collection management, including community analysis, planning, policy preparation, selecting & acquiring materials, evaluating, preserving and publicizing collections. Explores a variety of related issues, including the impact of user expectations, publishing trends, electronic access, resource sharing, and outsourcing, on collection management.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 670 Cross-platform Mobile Development 3.0 Credits

Introduces students to advanced client-server technologies for web programming and mobile application creation. Focuses on the concepts and practices of mobile development using a cross-platform framework and mobile-oriented HTML/CSS/Javascript libraries. Emphasizes client-side design and integration with server APIs. Addresses related design patterns, frameworks, and team processes for web-based mobile programming. Topics include: Web programming and mobile-oriented web/app design;Cross-platform mobile development (e.g. with Cordova/PhoneGap); Design for client and server integration with API layers; App development with mobile interfaces, libraries, and plugins; Web/mobile programming frameworks and design patterns (e.g. MVC).

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 655 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 676 Applied Ontology 3.0 Credits

Presents the fundamentals of ontology modeling, development, and application in Web-based information systems. Focuses on the broad foundational coverage of key concepts, principles, and technologies in using ontologies for content management, knowledge representation, and semantic reasoning. Major topics include the history of ontology, data models, XML documents, the Semantic Web technologies, RDF, OWL, ontology development tools, and a variety of different ontologies and their applications in different domains.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 590 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 680 US Government Information 3.0 Credits

Studies the nature of United States federal government documents and techniques for their acquisition, organization, and use.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 682 Storytelling 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of the study and practice of storytelling in face-to-face and digital environments. Familiarizes students with a wide range of print and digital storytelling resources from a variety of world cultures. Focuses on oral presentation and organization skills.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 683 Resources for Children 3.0 Credits

Acquaints prospective professionals with the resources published for use by and with children in grades K to 8. Provides an opportunity to develop basic standards for evaluation of resources. Includes recent research concerning children and the central role of resources in the development of their reading/viewing/listening interests and tastes.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 684 Resources for Young Adults 3.0 Credits

Acquaints prospective professionals with the materials intended for use by and with young adults. Provides an opportunity to develop basic standards for evaluation of materials and to learn about recent research concerning young adults and their information needs, reading interests, tastes, and development.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 687 Issues in Information Literacy 3.0 Credits

This course covers two broad topics: 1) the concept of information literacy and related key issues such as information accuracy, authenticity, privacy, and how information evolves in online environments; and 2) how people learn—basic learning theories, approaches, and preferences that can be applied in a variety of information contexts, such as public libraries, academic libraries, special libraries, corporations, and government entities.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 690 Understanding Users: User Experience Research Methods 3.0 Credits

This course introduces common user experience (UX) research methods that designers use to inform, generate, and test design ideas. Students will learn about and practice a series of research methods such as interviewing, field studies, focus groups, card sorting, and surveys, to understand users’ needs, preferences, and experiences with computing systems. Students will learn about how different data collection techniques serve different purposes in the design process and select or adapt appropriate methods to meet their needs.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 508 [Min Grade: C], INFO 608 [Min Grade: C], DSRE 620 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 691 Prototyping the User Experience 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to prototyping techniques and tools for a range of user experience and design contexts. Students will learn about and practice a series of methods such as sketching, wire-framing, physical prototyping, functional prototyping, and wizard-of-oz approaches. Students will learn about how different prototyping techniques serve different purposes in the design process and select or adapt appropriate methods to meet their needs.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 508 [Min Grade: C], INFO 608 [Min Grade: C], DSRE 620 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 710 Information Forensics 3.0 Credits

Focuses on the principles and practices of the forensic investigation and analysis of information in modern organizations and distributed information systems. Includes studies of information processes, events, time measurement, casual factors, information volatility, technical and procedural forensic methods, rules of evidence and case law.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 590 [Min Grade: C] or CS 520 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 517 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 712 Information Assurance 3.0 Credits

Describes how to protect an organization's information resources and assets within national and international context. Topics include organizational policies and assurance requirements, relationships between assurance and security, and information assurance planning assessment and management.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: DSCI 511 [Min Grade: C], DSCI 521 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 590 [Min Grade: C] or CS 520 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 517 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 725 Information Policy and Ethics 3.0 Credits

Introduces the philosophical, conceptual, and practical fundamentals, foundations, and issues—past and present—of information policy and ethics including computing, data, and management. Foci include policies in government documents, issues relating to the practical development and implement of information policies for a variety of organizations, companies and governments, the uses and abuses of information, human moral agency in relation to new information and communication technologies, and the meaning of social responsibility in the global information society.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 731 Managing Health Informatics Projects 3.0 Credits

Introduces sociotechnical issues encountered when implementing informatics projects in diverse health-related settings. Students apply concepts and skills relevant to scoping, planning and executing health informatics projects in organizations.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 732 Healthcare Informatics: Planning & Evaluation 3.0 Credits

Introduces planning and evaluation of healthcare infomatics applications. Through critical reading, students learn the planning and evaluation cycle and become familiar with quantitative and qualitative methods and measures. Through lectures and assignments, students select a healthcare problem, formulate a problem statement, select evaluation methods and measures and write a proposal.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 733 Public Health Informatics 3.0 Credits

Presents an overview of issues, methods and tools of public health informatics. Explores topics including knowledge management, literacy skills for the public health provider and the health consumer, public health surveillance systems, public health applications of clinical data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and eHealth/mHealth applications.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 648 [Min Grade: C] or PBHL 516 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 750 Archival Access Systems 3.0 Credits

Introduces students to the creation, maintenance, and evaluation of archival access systems. Covers the theoretical concepts that underlie archival description and their evolution into the current set of electronic information systems. Reviews current descriptive standards. Addresses user needs and different formats.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 755 Electronic Records Management 3.0 Credits

Presents records management theory and practice from the perspective of the archivist. Covers the transformation of the profession and its practices as it adapts to electronic record keeping. Introduced records management principles and applies them to the contemporary digital office environment. Relates records management concepts to other information management disciplines.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 756 Digital Preservation 3.0 Credits

Explores concepts, principles, and practice for preserving digital information resources. Topics include selection, organization, and access for materials in trusted repositories. Both technological and policy perspectives are addressed.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 800 Science of Science 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview and a guided practice of Science of Science, which studies the structure and dynamics of a research field as a unit of analysis. The word science is broadly defined, including social sciences and humanities as well as natural sciences. This course introduces multiple perspectives of research and research communities. The course aims to combine relevant theories and guidelines with research activities of researchers, especially doctoral students. The course introduces relevant resources and methods to facilitate the application of corresponding research strategies and procedures.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 811 Applied Research Methods 3.0 Credits

Provides an overarching understanding of several applied research methodologies that are relevant to decision makers, practitioners and scholars. Stresses identification of the appropriate research methodology for a given problem, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Emphasizes real-world factors associated with the research process.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

INFO 812 Research Statistics I 3.0 Credits

This course provides the knowledge and tools necessary for conducting and understanding many types of empirical studies in the field of information science. It examines the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics, and hypothesis testing. It covers analysis of variance and introduces regression. Students gain practical experience with a statistical package such as SPSS.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

INFO 813 Quantitative Research Methods 3.0 Credits

Introduces research designs and methods of quantitative analysis for various problems in information systems, management of information resources, and scholarly and professional communication. Presents statistical techniques through packaged computer programs.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

INFO 816 Qualitative Research Methods 3.0 Credits

Provides doctoral students with an opportunity to explore and experience qualitative research methods, tools, and techniques, with emphasis on historical, philosophical, and theoretical underpinnings of the qualitative perspective. Concerned with analysis of the social construction and reproduction of human activity. Explores interpretive research methods that try to analyze social sense-making.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.
Prerequisites: INFO 811 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 821 Foundations in Information Science 3.0 Credits

This class introduces students to concepts in the theory and research of information science, including the historical foundations and evolution of the field, as well as contemporary trends in theory, major areas of study, and methods of investigation.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 823 Foundations in Human-Centered Computing 3.0 Credits

Provides an introduction to Human-Centered Computing (HCC) theories and methods that advance our understanding of the complex and tightly coupled relationships between people and computing. Students will analyze and synthesize literature, identify gaps in HCC knowledge, and practice research design that investigates not only interactions between humans and computers, but also ways that people and societies influence and are influenced by computational artifacts such as traditional computers, handheld and mobile devices, robots, and wearable computers, at scales ranging from an individual device with a single user to complex, evolving socio-technical systems.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 825 Foundations in Data Science 3.0 Credits

Introduces data science as an area of study of fundamental knowledge and skills for conducting data-driven scientific research. Covers methods for exploratory data analysis and techniques of statistical learning and inferences for building predictive models. Discusses techniques for model selection and result evaluation. Covers effective visualization methods to communicate insight about data and analytics results.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 812 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 813 [Min Grade: B]

INFO 871 PhD Process and Practice 1.0 Credit

PhD Process and Practice (PPP) is a one-credit seminar offered in the Fall quarter. The course sections cover topics and skills that are necessary for success as a PhD student.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 873 Special Topics Seminar 1.0 Credit

Provides students with an opportunity to read critically and to discuss literature in the area-specific topics or methods. Aims to help doctoral students to read, discuss, and present contemporary information studies problems and research. Helps students engage in research in the covered areas.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 3 credits

INFO 890 Capstone Project 1.0-3.0 Credit

Explores information practices as an open-ended team activity. Initiates and completes an in-depth individual or multi-term capstone study emphasizing information processes, design thinking, or technology to service people and/or organizations. The Capstone explores information and data-related issues and challenges involved in the application domain of the individual or team’s choice. Applies a development process structure for project planning, specification, design, implementation, evaluation, final report, and individual reflective piece. Research focused capstones must have a designated faculty mentor in addition to a capstone faculty coordinator.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits

INFO 896 Health Informatics Experience 3.0 Credits

The Health Informatics Experience capstone is a culminating experience that enables students to apply what they have learned to address a specific problem in an approved health-related environment. It may be research or practice-related. This course should be taken in the final term of the student’s program.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits

INFO 998 Ph.D. Dissertation 1.0-12.0 Credit

Provides individual work on an approved topic leading to a doctoral dissertation in information science and technology.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

INFO I599 Independent Study in INFO 0.0-9.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO I699 Independent Study in INFO 0.0-9.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO I799 Independent Study 2.0-12.0 Credits

Provides individual investigation in special areas of information science and technology not regularly covered in the courses offered. Topic for study must be approved, in advance of registration, by the faculty adviser, the instructor involved, and the associate dean. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO I899 Independent Study in INFO 0.0-9.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO I999 Independent Study in INFO 0.0-9.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO T780 Special Topics 2.0-12.0 Credits

May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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