Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies

About the Program

Doctor of Philosophy: 90.0 quarter credits

The on campus PhD degree educates interdisciplinary professionals in the fields of information services and systems. The main focus of the program is on research that increases the benefits of information science and technology for all sectors of society.

Purpose and Scope

The program is not based on the accumulation of credits but represents a high level of scholarly achievement in both supervised and independent study and research. There are few fixed program requirements, and the master’s degree is not a prerequisite for the PhD. The doctoral program has two major goals: to allow students to acquire in-depth knowledge of a specialized area within the field of information science and technology and to prepare students for a career in which research is a basic element; whether that career is in administration, research, or teaching.

Opportunities

Most graduates move into academic programs, research and development (R&D) positions, or become high-level managers of information organizations in the private or public sectors.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, visit the iSchool's Doctoral Program web page.

Degree Requirements

Coursework

The degree requires a minimum of 90.0 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree for the PhD degree or 45.0 credits beyond an applicable MS degree. At least three consecutive terms of full-time resident doctoral study are required. Students may be admitted to the program for part-time study, but they must be formally accepted as doctoral students and must meet the residency requirement.

Courses are taken, under an approved plan of study, to ensure the development of competence in:

  • Information science and technology broadly construed
  • One or more domains of study
  • Research methodology

Advancement to Candidacy

To measure proficiencies in research and to assess students’ mastery of their chosen area of study, students maintain a portfolio that is reviewed on a regular basis. Candidacy is awarded based on satisfactory reviews and the presentation of a scholarly document reviewing the literature and developing research questions in the student's dissertation area.

Dissertation

The dissertation must be an original scholarly contribution to the field of information science and technology that will demonstrate the student’s capacity to conduct research. The final defense of the dissertation completes the program.

For a sample plan of study and more information about the degree, visit the iSchool's PhD Program Description.

Courses

INFO 515 Research in Information Organizations 3.0 Credits

Introduces quantitative and qualitative methods used to conduct research in library and other information organizations, including sampling strategies, data collection methods, and basic descriptive and inferential statistics. Focuses on research literacy, including developing the skills needed to formulate a research problem, collect and interpret data, and present research results.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 520 Social Context of Information Professions 3.0 Credits

Surveys the professional, social, ethical, and legal issues that affect information service professionals and organizations. Addresses such topics as information law, access, ownership, and censorship. Studies professional organizations and the sociology of professions.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 521 Information Users and Services 3.0 Credits

Relates basic theories and concepts about information behavior to contemporary provision of information services. Focuses on the conceptual structures of LIS: user communities, factors affecting use of information services and resources, and trends in supporting information services. Develops practical skills in meeting users' information needs, such as answering virtual reference questions and creating online resources.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 522 Information Access & Resources 3.0 Credits

Presents access and applied information retrieval as the foundation for information services. Provides an overview of contemporary information sources and access methods. Focuses on the structure of tools used for satisfying users' information needs. Emphasizes techniques for building effective search strategies for large-scale retrieval systems. Affords opportunities to evaluate sources.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 525 School Library Programs & Services 3.0 Credits

Introduces the field of school libraries/media centers. Examines the context in which K12 information programs and services exist; explores key concepts related to information work in schools; explains the major functions of the school-based information professional; and provides opportunities for students to determine their interest in the field.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 526 Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide an in-depth introduction to information systems and technologies that support practice and improve patient care and outcomes. Development of information management and technology skills (which meet ANA Informatics Competencies) will be incorporated throughout the course. Content is directed toward assisting the student in understanding the relationship between patient care and complex information and data issues involved in clinical practice.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is HI or major is NURS.

INFO 530 Foundations of Information Systems 3.0 Credits

Introduction to concepts and applications of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) as applied throughout library and information science. Topics include the structure of information systems, hardware and software concepts, basic principles of system analysis and design, and contemporary applications of computers in organizational environments.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 555 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3.0 Credits

Explores the concepts and uses of geographic information systems (GIS). Structured as an applications-based course where students learn how to acquire, clean, integrate, manipulate, visualize and analyze geospatial data through laboratory work.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 560 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 604 Object-Oriented Programming for Information Systems 3.0 Credits

This course provides a hands-on introduction to object-oriented programming language. The language will be a class-based object-oriented programming language in common usage in industry. The class will cover classes, objects, constructors and destructors, access control, inheritance, and use of object libraries and language specific features.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 601 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 532 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 605 Introduction to Database Management 3.0 Credits

A first course in database management systems. Covers database design, data manipulation, and data-base integrity. Emphasizes concepts and techniques related to the entity-relationship model and relational database systems. Discusses normalization up to third normal form and commercial query languages.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C], INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 606 Advanced Database Management 3.0 Credits

Examines both traditional database systems and recent advances in database systems. Topics include formal treatment of normalization and denormalization, extended entity-relationship models, advanced query processing techniques, query optimization, physical database design and indexing, and object-oriented database systems.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 601 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 532 [Min Grade: C]) and INFO 605 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 607 Applied Database Technologies 3.0 Credits

Covers principles and techniques related to data warehousing and online analytic processing (OLAP) as well as advanced database programming. Discusses dimensional modeling, OLAP, aggregation, ETL, physical data warehouse design, optimization techniques such as partitioning, indexing, star schema query optimization, and materialized views. Advanced database programming includes stored procedures, functions, and triggers.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 620 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)INFO 606 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: INFO 620

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C], INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 610 Analysis of Interactive Systems 3.0 Credits

Examines current methods in the analysis of interactive systems. Topics address the rationale and practices associated with techniques for assessing and evaluating how well they fit social and institutional context of use. Provides opportunities for both hands-on analysis work and reflection on theoretical foundations of interactive-systems analysis.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 608 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 611 Design of Interactive Systems 3.0 Credits

Examines current methods in the design of new interactive systems. Topics address the rationale and practices associated with techniques for assessing and modeling user and organizational needs, exploring design alternatives, communicating and justifying design choices, and prototyping designs. Provides opportunities for both hands-on design work and reflection on theoretical foundation of interactive systems design.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 608 [Min Grade: C]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 613 XML and Databases 3.0 Credits

Introduces background and basics of XML and XML Schema. Focuses on storing and extracting XML data in Relational Database Systems. Covers the process of modeling real-world problems in XML. Investigates native XML database management systems. Discusses current issues in XML and XML storage research.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 604 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 605 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 614 Distributed Computing and Networking 3.0 Credits

Presents the fundamentals of data communications, networking, and distributed computing technologies. Focuses on the broad foundational coverage of key technologies as well as the key concepts in network planning, design, and management. Major topics include network models, data and voice communications, local-area and wide-area technologies, IP networks and their applications, internetworking (with an emphasis on the Internet), client/server systems, and distributed computing applications.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C], INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 616 Social and Collaborative Computing 3.0 Credits

Examines selected human, social and technical issues and concepts of computer-supported cooperative work, computer-supported collaborative learning and social networking. Topics include: the way that groups work in the networked organization; analysis and design of groupware; social networking and community-learning technologies; and future directions of these technologies. Includes theoretical and research literature on the design of social and collaborative systems.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 608 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 617 Introduction to System Dynamics 3.0 Credits

Introduces simulation, particularly of business processes, using the principles of system dynamics.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 620 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 618 Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 3.0 Credits

Examines socio-technical issues and concepts of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Covers how individuals and groups learn in classes, teams and collaborations with computer support; theory of collaborative knowledge building; CSCL software design, implementation and evaluation issues, and future directions. Review of current research, literature, theories, issues, technologies, and methodologies.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 608 [Min Grade: D]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 605 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 608 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 621 Social Media Resource Design for Information Professionals 3.0 Credits

Surveys applications and practices associated with immersive online experiences with web-based social networking tools and virtual reality environments. Provides expanded application of web design skills to foster development of participatory, social networked, web-based resources.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 552 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 652 [Min Grade: C])

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]) or INFO 605 [Min Grade: C]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 625 Cognition and Information Retrieval 3.0 Credits

Applies cognitive processing and concept formation to the case of humans interacting with information storage and retrieval systems, including automated systems. Links theoretical models of cognitive processes to research studies that examine actual information-seeking behavior.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 626 Language Processing 3.0 Credits

Studies the problems and techniques of automating human language use and understanding. Introduces different annotations of human language and examines how spoken language differs from written language. Includes syntactic inference, parsing, semantic interpretation, and natural language planning, and discusses how to combine analyses of spoken language with analyses of written language.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 601 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 532 [Min Grade: C]) and INFO 605 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 627 Requirements Engineering and Management 3.0 Credits

Provides students with an opportunity to explore and experience methodologies, tools, and techniques for eliciting, analyzing, specifying, and managing requirements in modern software development organizations. Focuses on the intersection of requirements engineering, strategic IS and business planning, and business process reengineering. Students will also learn about change management in requirements engineering context in response to a fast-paced, changing world. Upon completion of the course, each student should have new skills and insights that are immediately applicable to the performance of the requirements engineering project function.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 620 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 628 Information Systems Implementation 3.0 Credits

Addresses issues involved in implementing an information system in the context of a real organization, including ensuring quality in the delivered system. Focuses on the detailed design, coding, test, and distribution aspects of software system implementation.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 603 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 620 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 629 Concepts in Artificial Intelligence 3.0 Credits

Introduces the concepts, principles, and techniques of artificial intelligence (AI), with emphasis on its application to information systems.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 620 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 630 Evaluation of Information Systems 3.0 Credits

Focuses on the evaluation of software and software system development. Covers a variety of methodologies, techniques, and tools for measuring both software and software development attributes in modern software development organizations. Includes both graphical approaches for representing these attributes and statistical approaches for modeling various software relationships.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 620 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 631 Information Technology Integration 3.0 Credits

Focuses on integration of information technologies from an organizational perspective. Coverage includes IT Product and service selection and evaluation, impact of emerging technologies, standards, and vendor strategies. Emphasizes financial considerations including return on investment, time cost of money, depreciation, and system life.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 532 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 601 [Min Grade: C]) and INFO 605 [Min Grade: C] and (INFO 534 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 614 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 632 Information Services Design and Evaluation 3.0 Credits

Offers perspectives on the design and evaluation of information services and products. Considers the distinguishing features of information organizations and units; the nature of service effectiveness; service quality; market positioning; client-provider relations; needs analysis; information valuation; information economics; information in organizations; and the introduction of information services innovations.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [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 Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 605 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 629 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 635 Scholarly and Professional Communication 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of traditional and contemporary communication patterns and the generation and use of information in research, scholarly, and professional communities. Considers models of communication and information-seeking behavior underlying the development of these communities, formal and informal communication networks, and the structure of the literatures produced.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 636 Software Engineering Process I 3.0 Credits

Focuses on behaviors and activities of individuals developing software with a disciplined software engineering approach. Provides hands-on experience in which students complete programming exercises using a defined software engineering process. Requires students to plan, estimate, measure, and analyze their work, and to define, analyze, and improve development processes and create process documentation.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 601 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 532 [Min Grade: C]) and INFO 630 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 638 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 637 Software Engineering Process II 3.0 Credits

Focuses on behaviors and activities of teams developing software with a disciplined software engineering approach. Provides hands-on experience in which students complete team activities using a defined software engineering process. Covers topics including planning and estimating for team projects, reviews and inspections, standards, software reuse, and configuration management.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 636 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 638 Software Project Management 3.0 Credits

Focuses on first-line management of software system development. Covers major themes including estimation (software cost factors, estimation models, and risk management), planning (work breakdown, scheduling, staffing, resource allocation, and creation of a project plan), and execution (team building, leadership, motivation, process tracking, control recovery, and communication within and outside the project).

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 620 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 640 Managing Information Organizations 3.0 Credits

Introduces basic theories, approaches, and concepts of management as they apply to libraries, information centers, and information enterprises. Explores managerial principles, practices, and techniques needed to develop and enrich effective information organizations.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 515 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 520 [Min Grade: C] and (INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 503 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 643 Information Services In Organizations 3.0 Credits

Examines various organizational structures and the influence of structure and environment on patterns of information processing and utilization by organizations. Emphasizes the role of function driving the demand for information. Focuses on the structure of information services, resources, and technology as a means of attaining organizational goals. Includes not only traditional business data but all forms of knowledge and emphasizes strategic and tactical uses.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 644 Knowledge Assets Management in Organizations 3.0 Credits

Focuses on the nature, acquisition, and use of knowledge assets and their strategic role in organizations. Examines the role of information professionals in organizing, managing, and providing access to these important assets using formal and informal knowledge management systems.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 643 [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 Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C])

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently) or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C]) and INFO 520 [Min Grade: C]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 520 [Min Grade: C] and (INFO 521 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 511 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 653 Digital Libraries 3.0 Credits

This course introduces research and development in the world of digital libraries. Focuses on intellectual access to digital information resources. Topics include foundations and architectures of digital libraries, searching and resource organizing, knowledge representations and discovery, metadata and standards, interfaces and information visualization, intellectual property rights and electronic publishing.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 624 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 652 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 552 [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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 532 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 601 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 656 Internet Information Systems II 3.0 Credits

This course provides additional design and programming skills for the development of Internet information systems with an emphasis in server-side programming. It covers various web servers, applications servers, and other server technologies, as well as tools and methods for creating dynamic web-based information systems. It discusses issues related to the development of server-based information on the web.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 655 [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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 652 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 552 [Min Grade: C]) and INFO 653 [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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 652 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 552 [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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 522 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently) or INFO 510 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 661 Cataloging Special Materials 3.0 Credits

Introduces and provides intensive practice in the fundamentals of descriptive cataloging for non-print materials (e.g., audio/visual, electronic, graphic, sound, three-dimensional) and special print materials (e.g., archival/manuscript collections, books printed before 1800, serials, sheet music). Explores emerging trends and practices.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 660 [Min Grade: C]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 622 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 660 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 663 Library Technical Services 3.0 Credits

Focuses on management, policy, and organizational issues related to the administration of technical services in libraries. Includes acquisitions, copy cataloging, original cataloging, serials control, circulation, and preservation. Emphasizes management in an automated environment where traditional methods are being supplanted by new technologies and related organizational changes.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 660 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 664 Library Automation 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of information technology applications in library settings, focusing on underlying concepts and management issues.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C])

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 511 [Min Grade: C], INFO 521 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)INFO 520 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 666 Serial Literature 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of serial publishing, including selection, acquisition, handling, and bibliographic control of serials. Covers current trends in serials management, including organization of serials work, manual and automated methods of serials control, resource sharing, and issues in serials public service.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 667 Research Collections 3.0 Credits

Examines the work of subject specialists in large libraries with multinational collections in history, literature, the social sciences, and area studies. Surveys acquisition arrangements, resource-sharing plans, and collection evaluation techniques. Introduces foreign and international resources, including national and trade bibliographies, government documents, archival collections, and microforms, in both English and foreign languages.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 515 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 520 [Min Grade: C] and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 668 History of the Book 3.0 Credits

Examines the history of written knowledge representation through manuscripts, books, digital media, and other forms in western culture, from the classical age to the present day. Topics include cultures of reading, social impact of texts, methods of production, distribution, and classification, and historical influences such as church, state, and economy.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C]) and INFO 520 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 669 Special Collections 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of special collections environments and focuses on the skills required of information professionals in such environments. Special collections can include both modern and historical collections of printed materials, manuscripts, artifacts, art works, audio and visual materials, and digital materials. The unique aspects of collection management, acquisitions, reference, and cataloging and arrangement for special collections are considered, along with print and digital exhibitions, publications, and outreach.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 672 Resources in the Humanities 3.0 Credits

Studies the major information resources in the fields of religion, philosophy, the performing arts, the visual arts, language, and literature. Emphasizes user needs, bibliographic organization of the materials, collection building, and the provision of reference and information services.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 673 Resources in Social Sciences 3.0 Credits

Studies major information resources in the social sciences, including history, geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology, demography, economics, and education. Emphasizes bibliographic organization, collection building, user needs, and reference service.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 674 Resources in Science and Technology 3.0 Credits

Studies major information resources in pure and applied sciences, including the physical and biological sciences, engineering and technology, and interdisciplinary subjects. Emphasizes bibliographic organization, collection building, user needs, and reference service.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 675 Resources in the Health Sciences 3.0 Credits

Introduces students to the information needs encountered in the health sciences, and the sources and services designed to meet them. Students learn to access, retrieve, analyze and present information from a variety of sources including databases of several types. Teaching the steps in evidence-based practice, and surveys broadly the provision of health information services.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 677 Resources in Business 3.0 Credits

Focuses on meeting user needs for specific types of business information using strategies for identification, evaluation, selection, and use of specific sources. Sources include topical dictionaries and directories; indexes and abstracts; and numeric and full-text databases. Emphasizes the use of value-added print and electronic resources to meet user needs for information related to companies, industries and markets; corporate and international finance and investments; economic and demographic statistics; and one or more of the following topics: accounting, human resources, insurance and risk management, intellectual property, information systems, operations and logistics.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 678 Competitive Intelligence 3.0 Credits

Focuses on the analysis of existing information in order to uncover hidden knowledge about the environment internal and external to (or competing with) an organization. Examines how to analyze and integrate various types of information (patents, financial, production, market); how to use the new knowledge in strategic, tactical and operational decision-making; how to produce reports; and the ethics of competitive intelligence.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 643 [Min Grade: C] and (INFO 624 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 674 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 675 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 677 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 680 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 681 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 679 Information Ethics 3.0 Credits

Presents the philosophical foundations of applied ethics and technology with primary focus on 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, including the concepts of global information justice and human rights.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 511 [Min Grade: C], INFO 521 [Min Grade: C], INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently) or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 681 Legal Research 3.0 Credits

Introduces the fundamentals of legal research, including sources and research strategies.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C])

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 Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 510 [Min Grade: C], INFO 522 [Min Grade: C], INFO 511 [Min Grade: C], INFO 521 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

INFO 688 Instructional Role for the Information Specialist 3.0 Credits

Examines the instructional role of the information professional. Emphasizes the planning, implementation, and evaluation of instruction for the purpose of information education.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 701 Career Integrated Education I 3.0 Credits

This course provides relevant off-campus employment for students wanting to strengthen their work skills. It is particularly useful for students changing careers, for international students hoping to gain work experience in the U.S., and for students seeking to work abroad.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 702 Career Integrated Education II 3.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of INFO 701. It provides relevant off-campus employment for students wanting to strengthen their work skills. It is particularly useful for students changing careers, for international students hoping to gain work experience in the U.S., and for U.S. students seeking to work abroad.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 701 [Min Grade: C]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 714 Information Systems Auditing 3.0 Credits

Discusses modern principles and practices of information systems and technologies auditing. Topics include IT governance, information systems risks and controls, the audit process, auditing standards, legal and ethical issues, auditing of IT development and planning assessment and management process, auditing standards, legal and ethical management, and forensic auditing.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 717 Cyber-Computer Crime Law 3.0 Credits

Surveys the legal issues raised by computer-related crime. Covers criminal law— the structure of the laws relating to computer crime. Examines the nature and function of the privacy laws that regulate investigations of computer-related crime. Evaluates how competing jurisdictions work together or independently to investigate and prosecute computer-related crimes.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 517 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 718 Cybersecurity, Law and Policy 3.0 Credits

Examines issues relating to the organization of the Internet and the government’s response to cyber threats. Introduces policy/legal concepts relating to the private sector and civilian government engagement in cyberspace. Examines the application of traditional laws of armed conflict to the new cyber domain and public policy issues surrounding cyberspace.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 517 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 720 Data Mining in Bioinformatics 3.0 Credits

Provides an introduction to data mining in bioinformatics, focusing on methods and applications in biological datasets. Topics include: DNA/protein sequence analysis and alignment techniques, data mining approaches to protein and gene expression analysis, and life science database management.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 605 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 725 Information Policy 3.0 Credits

Provides an introduction to the fundamentals and issues of information policy, including an introduction to fundamental policies in early and recent government documents and issues relating to the practical development and implement of information policies for a variety of organizations, companies and governments.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 731 Organization & Social Issues in Healthcare Informatics 3.0 Credits

Presents an overview of sociotechnical issues in healthcare informatics, focusing on patient care and biomedical research settings. Deals with the human, social, and technological aspects of healthcare IT. Focuses on the role of information professionals in applied healthcare IT settings.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 648 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 732 Healthcare Informatics: Planning & Evaluation 3.0 Credits

Introduces planning and evaluation of healcare informatics 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 healcare problem, formulate a problem statement, select evaluation methods and measures and write a proposal.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 648 [Min Grade: C]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 648 [Min Grade: C] or PBHL 516 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 740 Digital Reference Services 3.0 Credits

Presents an overview of digital reference services with hands on experience. Prepares students to become managers of digital reference services by exploring question answering services, developing virtual collections, exploring the state of the art in digital reference, and discussing issues related to digital reference services.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 510 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 745 Special Libraries and Information Centers 3.0 Credits

Focuses on current issues and future trends affecting and defining special libraries and information centers. Provides an overview of the unique aspects of the social, political and business environments in which special libraries operate with an emphasis on management, operations, services and the distinctive needs of users in different types of special libraries and information centers.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 520 [Min Grade: C] and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 748 Museum Informatics 3.0 Credits

Provides an introduction to managing the interactions among people, information, and technology in museum settings including identifying audience/stakeholder information needs, determining appropriate opportunities for informatics, evaluating design/implementation, and keeping abreast of new technology. Focuses on factors involved in making decisions about implementing informatics initiatives including financial, legal, and ethical issues.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 520 [Min Grade: C] and (INFO 511 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 521 [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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 561 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 751 Archival Appraisal 3.0 Credits

Introduces students to the theory and practice surrounding the core function of selection and appraisal of records and papers enduring value. Focuses on the development of methodologies as well as approaches used in different settings, for different audiences, and for various formats of material.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 561 [Min Grade: C]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 780 Special Topics 2.0-12.0 Credits

May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO 782 Issues in Informatics 3.0 Credits

Examines recent developments in a selected informatics area as a case study. Focuses on research results and leading edge application if information technology in practice. Helps students prepare for success in information science and technology fields. Addresses issues and methods for maintaining technical knowledge throughout a professional career.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (INFO 503 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]) and (INFO 532 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 601 [Min Grade: C]) and INFO 605 [Min Grade: C] and (INFO 534 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 614 [Min Grade: C])

INFO 799 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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times 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 Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

INFO 813 Quantitative 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 Information Science & Technology
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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.
Prerequisites: INFO 811 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 830 Issues in Information Studies 3.0 Credits

This doctoral seminar course examines a current research topic in library information science or information systems. Students may repeat the course in different research topics.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.
Prerequisites: INFO 861 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 863 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 861 Topics in Information Science 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the community of practice in information science research by a broad introduction to a common body of knowledge. It helps prepare students to join in the collective work to expand that body of knowledge. It covers a variety of the most important texts and papers in the field of information science. Must have doctoral student status or master student with permission of instructor.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

INFO 863 Topics in Information Systems 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the community of practice in information systems research by a broad introduction to a common body of knowledge. It helps prepare students to join in the collective work to expand that body of knowledge. It covers a variety of the most important texts and papers in the field of information systems. Must have doctoral student status or master student with permission of instructor.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

INFO 865 Seminar in Research Methodology 3.0 Credits

Centers around the creation of a research proposal. Emphasizes problem identification, research problem statement, hypothesis construction, ethnographic methods of inquiry, validity, and reliability. Must have doctoral student status or master student with permission of instructor.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.
Prerequisites: INFO 515 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 866 Seminar in Information Systems Research 3.0 Credits

Examines interdisciplinary information systems theory and research. Combines quantitative and qualitative methods in such areas as conceptual modeling, simulation, and human factors research. Considers research literature in both experimentation and design. Must have doctoral student status or master student with permission of instructor.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

INFO 891 Twelve-Week School Library and Media Center Field Study 6.0 Credits

Designed to give practical experience to students in managing libraries and media centers. Provides supervised field experience in two selected school library media centers for students without teaching certification. Class discussions are offered online and accompany the on-site experience.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 525 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 892 Six-Week School Library and Media Center Field Study 3.0 Credits

Designed to give practical experience to students in managing libraries and media centers. Provides supervised field experience in a selected school library media center for students who already hold teaching certification. Class discussions are offered online and accompany the on-site experience.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 525 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 893 Practicum I 3.0 Credits

Provides relevant professional experience that will strengthen work skills. Particularly useful for students without prior work experience, career changers, or those exploring possible work environments. Associated academic coursework provides the opportunity to more deeply explore professional issues, and places the practical work experience within the context of larger workplace trends.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 894 Practicum II 3.0 Credits

Provides relevant professional experience that will strengthen work skills. Particularly useful for students without prior work experience, career changers, or those exploring possible work environments. Associated academic coursework provides the opportunity to more deeply explore professional issues, and places the practical work experience within the context of larger workplace trends.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 893 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 895 Workshop 3.0 Credits

Considers special issues and problems in information science and technology in a series of short courses and workshops.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO 896 Clinical Experience 3.0 Credits

Provides exposure to an approved clinical environment in which healthcare is delivered. Associated academic course work enables students to explore in greater depth a focused topic in health informatics. Required for students who lack prior clinical experience.

College/Department: College of Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 605 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 608 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 614 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 648 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 731 [Min Grade: C]

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 Information Science & Technology
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

Information Science and Technology Faculty

Denise E. Agosto, PhD (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey). Associate Professor. Information behavior, public libraries, gender, children, young adults, multicultural materials.
Larry Alexander, PhD (University of Pennsylvania). Research Professor. Executive in Residence. Large scale modeling and simulation, pattern recognition, the future of information technology.
Yuan An, PhD (University of Toronto, Canada). Associate Professor. Conceptual modeling, schema and ontology mapping, information integration, knowledge representation, requirements engineering, healthcare information systems, and Semantic Web.
Norm Balchunas, COL (Ret), MSS (Air War College, Air University (Maxwell Air Force Base, AL)) Director of Strategic Solutions. Assistant Research Professor. Applied Informatics Group. Strategic planning, electronic warfare, information operations, cyber-attack, combat operations.
Ellen Bass, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Professor. Characterizing human judgement and decision making, modeling human judgement when supported by information automation, computational models of human-human and human-automation coordination.
Glenn Booker, PhD (Drexel University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Software engineering, systems analysis and design, networking, statistics and measurement, process improvement, object-oriented analysis and design, bioinformatics, and modeling of biological systems.
Toni Carbo, PhD (Drexel University) iSchool Program Leader, Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies, Sacramento. Teaching Professor. Information policy, information ethics, academic librarianship, management and LIS education.
Chris Carroll, MS (Drexel University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Information technology within healthcare companies, IT infrastructure, networking technology, server technology, information security, virtualization and cloud computing.
Chaomei Chen, PhD (University of Liverpool). Professor. Information visualization, visual analytics, knowledge domain visualization, network analysis and modeling, scientific discovery, science mapping, scientometrics, citation analysis, human-computer interaction.
Catherine D. Collins, MLIS (Indiana University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Knowledge management, collection development, management of information organizations, information sources and services, international development.
Prudence W. Dalrymple, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Research and Teaching Professor. User-centered information behaviors, particularly in the health arena, health informatics, evidence based practice, education for the information professions and evaluation, and translation of research into practice.
Susan E. Davis, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Associate Teaching Professor. Archives and special collections management, organization of and access to archival records, archival education, leadership in professions.
M. Carl Drott, PhD (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Systems analysis techniques, web usage, competitive intelligence.
David E. Fenske, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Dean of the College and Isaac L. Auerbach Professor of Information Science. Digital libraries, informatics, knowledge management and information technologies.
Andrea Forte, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Assistant Professor. Social computing, human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, computer-supported collaborative learning, information literacy.
Susan Gasson, PhD (University of Warwick). Associate Professor. The co-design of business and IT-systems, distributed cognition & knowledge management in boundary-spanning groups, human-centered design, social informatics, online learning communities, grounded theory.
Christopher Geib, PhD (University of Edinburgh). Associate Professor. Probalistic plan recognition and planning, reasoning based on lexicalized grammars, grounding cognition in embodied systems, human-computer interaction, computer network security.
Sean P. Goggins, PhD (University of Missouri). Assistant Professor. Computer-supported cooperative work, computer supported collaborative learning, social computing, collaborative information behavior, distributed work, small group research, software engineering.
Peter Grillo, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Strategic applications of technology within organizations.
Tony H. Grubesic, PhD (The Ohio State University). Associate Professor. Geographic information science, spatial analysis, development, telecommunication policy, location modeling.
Gene Gualtieri, PhD (Michigan State University). Assistant Research Professor. Problems in medical imaging, MRI/PET/CT data, and related technology areas.
Trudi Bellardo Hahn, PhD (Drexel University) Director of Academic Outreach. Teaching Professor. History and origins of the field of information science; scholarly communication, particularly in regard to open access and author rights; development needs of students and faculty in the field.
Gregory W. Hislop, PhD (Drexel University). Professor. Information technology for teaching and learning, online education, structure and organization of the information disciplines, computing education research, software evaluation and characterization.
Xiaohua Tony Hu, PhD (University of Regina, Canada). Professor. Data mining, text mining, Web searching and mining, information retrieval, bioinformatics and healthcare informatics.
Weimao Ke, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Assistant Professor. Information retrieval (IR), distributed systems, intelligent filtering/recommendation, information visualization, network science, complex systems, machine learning, text/data mining, multi-agent systems, the notion of information.
Michael Khoo, PhD (University of Colorado at Boulder). Assistant Professor. The understandings and practices that users bring to their interactions with information systems, with a focus on the evaluation of digital libraries and educational technologies.
Alison M. Lewis, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Ethics of librarianship, collection development and services to humanists and social scientists.
Jiexun Jason Li, PhD (University of Arizona). Assistant Professor. Knowledge discovery, data mining, text mining, Web mining, machine learning, network analysis.
Xia Lin, PhD (University of Maryland). Professor. Digital libraries, information visualization, visual interface design, knowledge mapping, human-computer interaction, object-oriented programming, information retrieval, information architecture, information-seeking behaviors in digital environments.
Monica Maceli, PhD (Drexel University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Human-computer interaction, informatics, social computing, meta-design/end-user development, online education, and instructional design.
Linda S. Marion, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Formal and informal communication, bibliometric studies of scholarly communication, diffusion of information, information use in the social sciences, academic and public libraries, information science education.
Katherine W. McCain, PhD (Drexel University). Professor. Scholarly communication, information production and use in the research process, development and structure of scientific specialties, diffusion of innovation, bibliometrics, evaluation of information retrieval systems.
Vanessa J. Irvin Morris, EdD (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Teaching Professor. Public libraries, social epistemology, youth services, multicultural literature, Web design, social media.
Delia Neuman, PhD (The Ohio State University) Director of the School Library Media Program. Associate Professor. Learning in information-rich environments, instructional systems design, the use of media for learning, and school library media.
Danuta A. Nitecki, PhD (University of Maryland at College Park) Dean of Libraries. Professor. Library metrics and use in management, library as place, and academic library service models.
Jung-ran Park, PhD (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Associate Professor. Knowledge organization and representation (cataloging and classification, metadata, image indexing, thesauri, lexicons, ontologies, semantic web), computer-mediated communication, cross-cultural communication, multilingual information access and discourse.
Lori Richards, MA (University of North Carolina). Assistant Professor. Electronic records management, digital curation, information governance under emerging technologies, cloud computing, economics of public information stewardship.
Harvey Rishikof, JD (New York University School of Law) Director of Cybersecurity and the Law in the iSchool and Earle Mack School of Law. Teaching Professor. National security law, civil and military courts, terrorism, international law, civil liberties, civilian/military relations, governmental process, and the US Constitution.
Jennifer A. Rode, PhD (University of California, Irvine). Assistant Professor. Human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, digital anthropology, gender, security and privacy.
Michelle L. Rogers, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Assistant Professor. Human-computer interaction, healthcare informatics, human factors engineering, socio-technical systems, health services research, patient safety.
Aleksandra Sarcevic, PhD (Rutgers University). Assistant Professor. Computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, healthcare informatics, crisis informatics, social analysis of information and communications technology (ICT).
Il-Yeol Song, PhD (Louisiana State University). Professor. Conceptual modeling, ontology and patterns, data warehouse and OLAP, object-oriented analysis and design with UML, medical and bioinformatics data modeling & integration, and digital forensics.
Gerry Stahl, PhD (University of Colorado, Northwestern University). Associate Professor. Human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, computer-supported collaborative learning, theory of collaboration.
Julia Stoyanovich, PhD (Columbia University). Assistant Professor. Data and knowledge management, big data, biological data management, search and ranking.
Deborah Turner, PhD (University of Washington). Assistant Professor. Information behavior/interaction, management of information institutions, orality and information.
Kristene Unsworth, PhD (University of Washington). Assistant Professor. Information policy, ethics, government information.
Rosina Weber, PhD (Federal University of Santa Catarina). Associate Professor. Knowledge-based systems; case-based reasoning; textual case-based reasoning; computational intelligence; knowledge discovery; uncertainty, mainly targeting knowledge management goals in different domains, e.g., software engineering, military, finance, and law.
Christopher C. Yang, PhD ( University of Arizona, Tucson). Associate Professor. Web search and mining, security informatics, knowledge management, cross-lingual information retrieval, text summarization, multimedia retrieval, information visualization, information sharing and privacy, digital library, and electronic commerce.
Valerie Ann Yonker, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Human service information systems, systems analysis and design, measurement in software evaluation, knowledge engineering.
Lisl Zach, PhD (University of Maryland). Assistant Professor. Knowledge management/competitive intelligence, disaster-related information services, information-seeking behavior of decision makers, measuring and communicating the value of information, organizational use of information.

Emeritus Faculty

Michael E. Atwood, PhD (University of Colorado) Associate Dean for Research and for Undergraduate Education. Professor. Human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, organizational memory.
Thomas A. Childers, PhD (Rutgers University). Professor Emeritus. Measurement, evaluation, and planning of information and library services, the effectiveness of information organizations.
John B. Hall, PhD (Florida State University). Professor Emeritus. Academic library service, library administration, organization of materials.
Carol Hansen Montgomery, PhD (Drexel University) Dean of Libraries. Professor Emeritus. Selection and use of electronic collections, evaluation of library and information systems, digital libraries, economics of libraries and digital collections.
Howard D. White, PhD (University of California at Berkeley) Visiting Research Professor. Professor Emeritus. Literature information systems, bibliometrics, research methods, collection development, online searching.
Susan Wiedenbeck, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) PhD Program Director. Professor Emeritus. Human-computer interaction, end-user programming/end-user development, empirical studies of programmers, interface design and evaluation.
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