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Information Studies
INST123
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
An introduction to relational databases for students with no previous programming experience. Provides a means for students of diverse backgrounds to successfully learn how to store, retrieve, and maintain data in relational databases. Topics include a brief comparison of database systems with an emphasis on relational databases, fundamental relational database concepts, and data types. Includes technical approaches to accessing information stored in relational databases.
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.
INST152
"Fake Checking": Battling Misinformation and Disinformation in the Real World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Examining the phenomenon of "fake news" using the principles of information literacy, students will develop their skills in locating, analyzing, and evaluating different information sources -- in the classroom, in their personal lives, and in the workplace.
INST154
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Examines Apollo mission, one of the greatest engineering accomplishments of all time, in which Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Since the mission, people have asked: if we can land on the moon, why can't we eliminate poverty? Why can't we cure cancer? Why can't we prevent global warming? Asks what were the social, political, financial, scientific, engineering, operational, and human aspects of the Apollo program that came together to make the moon landings possible?
INST155
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: INFM289I or INST155.
Formerly: INFM289I.
Introduces methods for analyzing and understanding how people use social media - social networking websites, blogging and microblogging, and other forms of online interaction and content generation - and their societal implications. Introduces students to the science and social science of network analysis. Through real world examples, including analysis of their own social networks, students develop skills for describing and understanding the patterns and usage of services like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others.
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.
INST208A
Special Topics in Information Studies; How NASA Sees the Earth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST309
Independent Study in Information Science
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
INST311
Information Organization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301); or must be concurrently enrolled in INST201 or INST301.
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: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST201; or must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST301. And minimum grade of C- in INST201 and INST301; and MATH115; and STAT100; and minimum grade of C- in MATH115 and STAT100.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program; or permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Basic concepts in statistics including measure construction, data exploration, hypothesis development, hypothesis testing, pattern identification, and statistical analysis. The course also provides an overview of commonly used data manipulation and analytic tools. Through homework assignments, projects, and in-class activities, you will practice working with these techniques and tools to create information resources that can be used in individual and organizational decision-making and problem-solving.
INST326
Object-Oriented Programming for Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in INST126. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301); or must be concurrently enrolled in INST201 or INST301.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
An introduction to programming, emphasizing understanding and implementation of applications using object-oriented techniques. Topics to be covered include program design and testing as well as implementation of programs.
INST327
Database Design and Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in INST126. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301); or must be concurrently enrolled in INST201 or INST301.
Restriction: Must be in 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.
INST335
Organizations, Management and Teamwork
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301); and minimum grade of C- in PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Examines principles, methods and types of leadership with an emphasis on goal setting, motivation, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Examines principles of developing teams and managing team projects through planning and execution, including estimating costs, managing risks, scheduling, staff and resource allocation, communication, tracking, and control. Trains students to recognize and capitalize on opportunities to use information to increase efficiency, improve performance, and support innovation within teams and organizations. Focuses on strategic use of emerging technologies and new information resources to execute information-enabled change.
INST346
(Perm Req)
Technologies, Infrastructure and Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301); and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST326, CMSC131); and minimum grade of C- in INST327.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Credit only granted for: INST346 or BMGT405.
Examines the basic concepts of computer hardware, systems software, networking, client/server architectures, cloud computing, distributed systems, and high performance computing as applied to information rich domains. Technology and architectures will be discussed within the contexts of solving social issues, supportingscience, and conducting business operations. Current computing topics such as web environments, IoT, security, management, and policy will also be reviewed.
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; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
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.
INST354
Decision-Making for Information Science
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, STAT100, and PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Examines the use of information in organizational and individual decision-making, including the roles of information professionals and information systems in informed decision-making through techniques such as data analysis and regression, optimization, sensitivity analysis, decision trees, risk analysis and business simulation models.
INST362
User-Centered Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301); and minimum grade of C- in INST326; and minimum grade of C- in PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Introduction to human-computer interaction (HCI), with a focus on how HCI connects psychology, information systems, computer science, and human factors. User-centered design and user interface implementation methods discussed include identifying user needs, understanding user behaviors, envisioning interfaces, and utilizing prototyping tools, with an emphasis on incorporating people in the design process from initial field observations to summative usability testing.
INST366
Privacy, Security and Ethics for Big Data
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: INST201 or INST301; or permission of instructor.
Evaluates major privacy and security questions raised by big data, Internet of things (IoT), wearables, ubiquitous sensing, social sharing platforms, and other AI-driven systems. Covers history of research ethics and considers how ethical frameworks can and should be applied to digital data.
INST377
Dynamic Web Applications
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, INST327, STAT100, MATH115, and PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Credit only granted for: INST377 or BMGT406.
An exploration of the basic methods and tools for developing dynamic, database-driven websites, including acquiring, installing, and running web servers, database servers, and connectability applications.
INST408D
Special Topics in Information Science; Designing Patient-Centered Technologies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201 or INST301), INST126, STAT100, MATH115, and PSYC100.
INST408F
Special Topics in Information Science; Health Data Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201 or INST301), INST126, STAT100, MATH115, and PSYC100.
INST408K
Special Topics in Information Science; Competitive Business Intelligence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201 or INST301), INST126, STAT100, MATH115, and PSYC100.
INST408M
Special Topics in Information Science; Design and Implementation of Web Surveys
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with SURV699R. Credit only granted for INST408M or SURV699R.

This is a hands-on course in which small groups of students will develop and deploy a web survey, collect and analyze data from actual respondents, and write a report suitable for a client. Lectures and class discussion will focus on the scientific literature in web survey methodology with a focus on practical implications.
INST408N
Special Topics in Information Science; Blockchain Architecture and Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201 or INST301), INST126, STAT100, MATH115, and PSYC100.
INST414
Data Science Techniques
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, STAT100, MATH115, and PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
An exploration of how to extract insights from large-scale datasets. The course will cover the complete analytical funnel from data extraction and cleaning to data analysis and insights interpretation and visualization. The data analysis component will focus on techniques in both supervised and unsupervised learning to extract information from datasets. Topics will include clustering, classification, and regression techniques. Through homework assignments, a project, exams and in-class activities, students will practice working with these techniques and tools to extract relevant information from structured and unstructured data.
INST441
Information Ethics and Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST341; or permission of instructor.
Explores via case studies the legal, ethical, and technological challenges in developing and implementing policies for managing digital assets and information. Emphasizes access questions pertinent to managing sensitive information and the roles and responsibilities of information professionals.
INST443
Tools and Methods for Digital Curation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST341.
Introduces students to the application of digital tools and methods in a variety of organizational settings, academic disciplines, and economic sectors. Hands-on experience with digital curation tools is an integral part of the course, and will be provided in the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC).
INST447
Data Sources and Manipulation
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, INST327, STAT100, MATH115, and PSYC100; and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST326, CMSC131).
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Examines approaches to locating, acquiring, manipulating, and disseminating data. Imperfection, biases, and other problems in data are examined, and methods for identifying and correcting such problems are introduced. The course covers other topics such as automated collection of large data sets, and extracting, transforming, and reformatting a variety of data and file types.
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.
INST464
Decision Making for Cybersecurity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have earned a minimum grade of C- in INST201, INST126, MATH115, PSYC100, and INST364.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Credit only granted for: INST408W or INST464.
Formerly: INST408W.
Discusses human and organizational decision making from a variety of perspectives. Applies different risk assessment and decision making frameworks that are relevant to personal and organization cybersecurity, with a focus on the quantitative Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) model. Considers monetary, social and societal costs of cybersecurity decisions. Considers a range of questions relating to cybersecurity, from whether to install a game on a smartphone to how to allocate scarce information security resources in an organization.
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: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
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.
INST467
Practical Hacking for Policy Makers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in INST126, INST201, INST364, MATH115, STAT100, and PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Credit only granted for: INST408V, PLCY388C, or INST467.
Formerly: INST408V.
Explores the key issues facing policy makers attempting to manage the problem of cybersecurity from its technical foundations to the domestic and international policy considerations surrounding governance, response, critical infrastructure risk management, and privacy. Designed for students with little to no background in information technology, and will provide the principles to understand the current debates shaping a rapidly evolving security landscape.
INST490
(Perm Req)
Integrated Capstone for Information Science
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, INST311, INST314, INST326, INST327, INST335, INST346, INST352, INST362, PSYC100, STAT100, and MATH115.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
The capstone provides a platform for Information Science students where they can apply a subset of the concepts, methods, and tools they learn as part of the Information Science program to addressing an information problem or fulfilling an information need.
INST604
Introduction to Archives and Digital Curation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC604 or LBSC605.
Overview of the principles, practices, and applications in the archival and digital curation fields.
INST612
Information Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST612 or LBSC625.
Formerly: LBSC625.
Nature, structure, development and application of information policy. Interactions of social objectives, stakeholders, technology and other forces that shape policy decisions.
INST614
Literacy and Inclusion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
The educational and psychological dimensions of helping and supporting new users to become information literate and experienced users to remain engaged.
INST616
Open Source Intelligence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An introduction to Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Information Professionals. For the purposes of this course, OSINT will be defined as the use of free, publicly available online sources that can be used to gather information that may be later used to conduct analysis or reach conclusions. Students will learn basic and advanced techniques for using search engines, people directories, social media networks, location-based services, images and videos, public records, and other sources. The course will also offer students more technical aspects of open-source information, including domains, IP addresses, and the deep web. Throughout the modules, data quality and validation procedures will be key topics.
INST622
Information and Universal Usability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC622 OR INST622.
Formerly: LBSC622.
Information services and technologies to provide equal experiences and outcomes to all users. Laws, standards, approaches, component concepts, access needs, and technologies in relation to physical and online information environments.
INST630
Introduction to Programming for the Information Professional
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An introduction to computer programming intended for students with no previous programming experience. Topics include fundamentals of programming and current trends in user interface implementation that are relevant to information professionals.
INST641
Policy and Ethics in Digital Curation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: INST604; or INST640; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Discussion of strategies to address intellectual property, privacy, security and other policy and ethics concerns raised by the curation of digital records and data.
INST644
Introduction to Digital Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
A survey of the history, methods, and principal topics of the Digital Humanities, examined from theoretical and applied perspectives.
INST646
Principles of Records and Information Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC680 OR INST646.
Formerly: LBSC680.
Principles and practices of managing records in the context of information management programs in government, corporate and other institutional settings. Includes access; legal requirements; digital technologies; and creation, administration, appraisal, and retention and disposition of records.
INST652
Design Thinking and Youth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Methods of design thinking specifically within and for youth contexts, including user-centered design, understanding user needs, ideation, contextual design, participatory design, iterative prototyping, and visual design. These topics will specifically be studied in the context of designing with and for youth.
INST702
Advanced Usability Testing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; or (INFM605 or INST631).
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INFM702 or INST702.
Formerly: INFM702.
Usability testing methods -- how to design and implement them both for desktop and mobile sites. Students will learn the complex process of facilitating usability testing and how to synthesize test data into a report.
INST706
Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INFM603 and INFM612; or (LBSC631 and LBSC671); or (LBSC635 and LBSC670); or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST706 or INFM706.
Formerly: INFM706.
Comprehensive overview of project management, focusing on the needs of information resource (IR) projects. Concepts and techniques for planning and execution of projects including developing work breakdown structure, estimating costs, managing risks, scheduling, staff and resource allocation, team building, communication, monitoring, control, and other aspects of successful project completion.
INST709
(Perm Req)
INST711
Interaction Design Studio
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST631 and INST710.
Covers basic interaction design principles and design process from a studio-based design perspective. Focuses on how to design for interactions that will resonate with your audiences: how the features and functions of a project get translated into something people find usable, useful, and desirable. Explores the role of interaction designers. Students design and prototype interactive products, systems, and services.
INST728E
Special Topics in Information Studies; Game Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST728F
Special Topics in Information Studies; Games and Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST728G
Special Topics in Information Studies; Smart Cities and Urban Data Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with URSP688Y. Credit granted for URSP688Y or INST728G.
INST728T
Special Topics in Information Studies; Visual Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Master in Human-Computer Interation program.
INST733
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: LBSC690, LBSC671, or INFM603; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST733 or LBSC793.
Formerly: LBSC793.
Principles of user-oriented database design. Requirements analysis. Data modelling. Data integrity and security and multi-user databases. Implementing an information system using a database management system (DBMS).
INST736
Computational Linguistics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: LING723, CMSC723, or INST735; or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with CMSC773, LING773. Credit only granted for: CMSC773, LING773, or INST736.
Additional information: CMSC students may only receive PhD Comp. credit for CMSC723 or CMSC823, not both.
Natural language processing with a focus on corpus-based statistical techniques. Topics include: stochastic language modeling, smoothing, noisy channel models, probabilistic grammars and parsing; lexical acquisition, similarity-based methods, word sense disambiguation, statistical methods in NLP applications; system evaluation.
INST737
Introduction to Data Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST627; and (LBSC690, LBSC671, or INFM603). Or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An exploration of some of the best and most general approaches to get the most information out of data through clustering, classification, and regression techniques.
INST742
Implementing Digital Curation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: INST604; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Management of and technology for application of digital curation principles in specific settings. Characteristics, representation, conversion, and preservation of digital objects. Application of standards for digitization, description, and preservation. Planning for sustainability, risk mitigation and disaster recovery.
INST746
Digitization of Legacy Holdings
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST604.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST728B or INST746.
Formerly: INST728B.
Through hands on exercises and real-world projects, students will learn how to incorporate digitization of analog holdings into an existing archival program and how to link records of different formats and from different collections together.
INST754
Data Integration and Preparation for Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INFM600, INFM603, INST630, and INST733; or permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the end-to-end processes for acquiring, ingesting, managing, cleansing, transforming and integrating data sources for the purposes of reporting andanalytics. Concepts include data acquisition, data streaming, data staging, standardization, data quality, concept and metadata harmonization, transformation, and data modeling. Students will learn how ingested data sets can be transformed, integrated, and prepared for analytical use.
INST762
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INFM603 or INST630; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST728Q OR INST762.
Formerly: INST728Q.
Visual analytics is the use of interactive visual interfaces to facilitate analytical reasoning. In essence, visual analytics is based on the--not uncontroversial--idea that humans and computers working alone are insufficient for the data challenges of today and tomorrow, and that effective synthesis of both humans and computational algorithms are needed to create human-in-the-loop systems. Thus, visual analytics bridges human-centered disciplines such as visualization and human-computer interaction with computation-centered disciplines such as machine learning, probabilistic methods, and knowledge discovery. The course contents will include both theoretical foundations of this interdisciplinary science as well as practical applications of integrated visual analysis techniques on real-world problems.
INST765
Programming on the Web
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INFM603, LBSC690, LBSC671, or INST733; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: INFM743 or INST765.
Formerly: INFM743.
Non-programmers will learn basic programming and how to develop familiarity with web formatting and programming paradigms, including XML, REST, APIs, and authentication schemes. The class begins with an introduction to basic programming and students build on those skills by programming applications that use web-based data and services.
INST767
Big Data Infrastructure
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST737; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Principles and techniques of data science and business intelligence. Technologies and architectures for large-scale data warehousing and scale-out data analytics platforms. Supervised and unsupervised data mining.
INST776
HCIM CAPSTONE PROJECT
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: INST775; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be taken in the semester immediately following completion of INST775 HCIM Capstone Prep; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
The opportunity to apply the skills learned through coursework in a semester-long project applied to a real -world problem. Capstone projects may follow the design, prototyping and evaluation process from end-to-end or may focus on a subset of elements in that process, such as formative study and design.
INST785
Documentation, Collection, and Appraisal of Records
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST604; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC785 OR INST785.
Formerly: LBSC785.
Development of documentation strategies and plans; collecting policies to guide programs in acquiring records; theories and techniques for appraising records to identify those with continuing value.
INST799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
INST808
Seminar in Research Methods and Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Focuses on conducting quantitative research to understand behavioral and social aspects of technology use and to inform technology design. Students will engage in a hands-on project involving qualitative quantitative data collection and analysis that culminates in a research paper about a topic of their choice.
INST809
(Perm Req)
Individualized Teaching Experience
Credits: 3 - 5
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST810
(Perm Req)
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.
INST898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
INST899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.