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Information Studies
INST126
Introduction to Programming for Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH140 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must not have completed INST326; and must be in Information Science program.
An introduction to computer programming for students with very limited or no previous programming experience. Topics include fundamental programming concepts such as variables, data types, assignments, arrays, conditionals, loops, functions, and I/O operations.
INST201
Introduction to Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: INST201 or INST301.
Formerly: INST301.
Examining the effects of new information technologies on how we conduct business, interact with friends, and go through our daily lives. Understanding how technical and social factors have influenced the evolution of information society. Evaluating the transformative power of information in education, policy, and entertainment, and the dark side of these changes.
INST309
Independent Study in Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
INST311
Information Organization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Examines the theories, concepts, and principles of information, information representation and organization, record structures, description, and classification. Topics to be covered in this course include the methods and strategies to develop systems for storage, organization, and retrieval of information in a variety of organizational and institutional settings, as well as policy, ethical, and social implications of these systems.
INST314
Statistics for Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in STAT100 and MATH115 (or higher).
Restriction: Must be in the Information Science program.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201.
Basic concepts in statistics including measure construction, data exploration, hypothesis development, hypothesis testing, pattern identification, and statistical analysis. The course also provides an overview of commonly used data manipulation and analytic tools. Through homework assignments, projects, and in-class activities, you will practice working with these techniques and tools to create information resources that can be used in individual and organizational decision-making and problem-solving.
INST327
Database Design and Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in INST126.
Restriction: Must be in the Information Science program.
Credit only granted for: INST327 or BMGT402.
Introduction to databases, the relational model, entity-relationship diagrams, user-oriented database design and normalization, and Structured Query Language (SQL). Through labs, tests, and a project, students develop both theoretical and practical knowledge of relational database systems.
INST352
Information User Needs and Assessment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301); and minimum grade of C- in INST311.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Focuses on use of information by individuals, including the theories, concepts, and principles of information, information behavior and mental models. Methods for determining information behavior and user needs, including accessibility issues will be examined and strategies for using information technology to support individual users and their specific needs will be explored.
INST462
Introduction to Data Visualization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301); and minimum grade of C- in INST126, INST314, MATH115, PSYC100, and STAT100.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Exploration of the theories, methods, and techniques of visualization of information, including the effects of human perception, the aesthetics of information design, the mechanics of visual display, and the semiotics of iconography.
INST466
Technology, Culture, and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301).
Restriction: Must be in the Information Science program.
Individual, cultural, and societal outcomes associated with development of information & communication technologies (ICTs), including pro- and anti-social factors. Unpacking how gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, and political affiliations affect consumption and production of online experiences. Unpacking how structures of dominance, power and privilege manifest at individual, institutional and cultural levels.
INST620
Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC620 OR INST620.
Formerly: LBSC620.
Importance of equality of information access. Social, political, and technological barriers to information. Information needs of diverse and underrepresented populations. Principles of inclusive information services.
INST633
Analyzing Social Networks and Social Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC708L or INST633.
Formerly: LBSC708L.
Introduces students to the science and social science of network analysis. Through real world examples, including analysis of their own social networks, students will develop skills for describing and understanding the patterns and usage of services like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others. Students will read classic and cutting edge articles and books about these topics and discuss their applicability to this new social media. The class will culminate with a capstone project in which students will apply the analysis methods they have learned to understanding a particular question about social networks and social media.
INST650
(Perm Req)
Facilitating Youth Learning in Formal and Informal Environments
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST650 or LBSC640.
Formerly: LBSC640.
The historical, organizational, and contemporary contexts of formal and informal learning spaces; the principles of teaching, learning, and information literacy that underlie the formal and informal learning spaces; and the leadership role that information professionals can play within their schools, libraries and communities.
INST709
INST717
Internship Practicum in Human-Computer Interactions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST631 and INST632.
Recommended: INST701.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies; and must be in Human-Computer Interaction (Master's) program.
Required, supervised experience working in an industry, government, non-profit organization or an educational institution to address a problem in Human-Computer Interaction. Students will spend a minimum of 120 hours working in the agency during the internship.
This course will meet on campus on May 30th from 3-6pm and August 13-15, between 3pm-6pm. Please contact the instructor for additional details.
INST728A
Special Topics in Information Studies; Data Integration and Preperation for Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST728J
Special Topics in Information Studies; CSS/HTML Basics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
INST810
Individual Research Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: INST810 or LBSC810.
Formerly: LBSC810.
Pre-candidacy individual research experience directed by a faculty member.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
INST898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
INST899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F