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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.
INST208L
Special Topics in Information Studies; Linux Command Line Tools
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
INST301
Introduction to Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program; and restricted to students in the Information Science Program on the Universities at Shady Grove campus.
Credit only granted for: INST201 or 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
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Information Science
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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.
INST326
Object-Oriented Programming for Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in INST126.
Restriction: Must be in the 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.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
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.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
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.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST341
Introduction to Digital Curation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in INST126, INST201, INST311, STAT100, MATH115, and PSYC100.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Explores various dimensions and contexts for digital curation, which includes all activities involving the management, representation and preservation of both born-digital and digitized information. Focuses on opportunities, challenges and demands of every-increasing digital data and networked information infrastructure.
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; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
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.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
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.
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.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
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.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST364
Human-Centered Cybersecurity
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.
Cybersecurity is fundamentally a problem of human interaction with technology, but its technical challenges are better understood than its human challenges. This course is designed to give you an overview of human interactions with cybersecurity technology, from users to system designers. Using the information gleaned in this course, you should be able to make better predictions about how people react to cybersecurity policies and tools, and how those reactions shape organizational behavior. The earlier part of the course focuses on explanations for behavior, while the later parts of the course focus more on the development and evaluation of tools for assisting people in cybersecurity.
INST366
Privacy, Security and Ethics for Big Data
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
INST408A
Special Topics in Information Science; Consumer Health Informatics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in INST126, INST201, STAT100, MATH115, and PSYC100.
INST408I
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Information Science; Computational Journalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequistes: Minimum grade of C- in INST126, INST201, STAT100, MATH115, and PSYC100. Cross-listed with JOUR479V and JOUR779V. Credit only granted for JOUR479V, JOUR779V, or INST408I.
INST408O
Special Topics in Information Science; Project Management for Information Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
INST442
Digital Curation Across Disciplines
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Examines how to apply digital curation principles, tools, and strategies in managing diverse data collections and digital information in different disciplinary settings. Explores differences among data curation principles and practices across diverse settings, ranging from scientific organizations (such as business and academic research laboratories and computational science settings), to humanities-based institutions (such as cultural heritage organizations) to social science-based institutions (such as data-intensive professional environments).
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.
Students who wish to register should contact the College of Information Studies.
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.
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.
INST607
Government Information
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INFM718E, INST607, or LBSC708E.
Formerly: INFM718E and LBSC708E.
An introduction to the nature and scope of government information. Tracing the ongoing efforts of government agencies to offer information, services, and resources online, this course examines the nature, current impacts, and future impacts of E-government. More specifically, the course explores information and communication technologies designed to make government more open and transparent; the design, implementation, and evaluation of efficient, effective, and new government and governance mechanisms; the role of information institutions in supporting E-government; and the development and implementation of selected public facing E-government tools (e.g., portals, visualizations).
INST608B
Special Topics in Information Studies; Master of Library and Information Science
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course is restricted to undergraduate InfoSci students who have been given permission to engage in graduate-level coursework. For more information please contact an InfoSci advisor.
INST608I
Special Topics in Information Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST610
Information Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INFM718Q, INST610, or LBSC708I.
Formerly: INFM718Q and LBSC708I.
Investigation of the diverse range of ethical challenges facing society in the information age. Ethical theories, including non-Western and feminist theories. Application of theories to information ethics issues.
INST613
Information and Human Rights
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An examination of information as a human right, including topics: social, cultural, economic, legal, and political forces shaping information rights; the impact of information rights on information professions, standards, and cultural institutions; and information rights and disadvantaged populations.
INST615
Information Professionals and the Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC735 OR INST615.
Formerly: LBSC735.
An exploration of the interrelated issues of the provision of and information literacy about legal information by information organizations and the impacts of legal issues, such as privacy and filtering, on the practice of information organizations that serve the public.
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.
INST627
Data Analytics for Information Professionals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Skills and knowledge needed to craft datasets, perform quantitative and qualitative analyses, and develop information resources that bridge the gap between raw data and decision makers' needs.
INST630
Introduction to Programming for the Information Professional
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An introduction to computer programming intended for students with no previous programming experience. Topics include fundamentals of programming and current trends in user interface implementation that are relevant to information professionals.
INST631
Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in INST630; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST631 or LBSC795.
Formerly: LBSC795.
Principles of human-human and machine-machine communication as a basis for models of human-computer communication. Issues related in input/ output devices, conceptual models, levels of control, metaphor and personification, adaptability, and intensionality/extensionality.
INST639B
Practical Skills in HCI; Participatory Design Research Practicum (Kids Team)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F, Aud
Class will meet in person on the folowing dates: 9/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, and 10/10."
INST639C
Practical Skills in HCI; Makerspace
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F, Aud
Meets on Wednesday, 10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/11, and 11/18.

Five weeks of in-depth readings paired with practical, hands-on design work using Fusion 360 and Tinkercad to explore how digital fabrication of physical objects works through the internet. Readings explore the history of makerspaces, their connection to hacking culture, supply systems and product design chains. Work with weekly critique to rapidly prototype designs for production on campus 3D Printers.
INST643
Curation in Cultural Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An overview of the principles, practices, and current debates in the management, care and representation of digital artifacts in libraries, archives, and museums.
INST650
Facilitating Youth Learning in Formal and Informal Environments
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST650 or LBSC640.
Formerly: LBSC640.
The historical, organizational, and contemporary contexts of formal and informal learning spaces; the principles of teaching, learning, and information literacy that underlie the formal and informal learning spaces; and the leadership role that information professionals can play within their schools, libraries and communities.
INST651
Promoting Rich Learning with Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST651 or LBSC642.
Formerly: LBSC642.
Exploration of how technology can be used to promote rich learning experiences, with a particular focus on youth populations. Assessment of the how, when, and why of infusing technology into the teaching and learning process.
Course is restricted to the Youth Experience Certificate Cohort.
INST661
Introduction to Game, Entertainment, and Media Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
With the continuing global growth in the Game, Entertainment, and virtual/augmented reality and immersive experiences industries, entertainment providers increasingly depend on data analytics to maintain a competitive edge while continuing to improve the customer experience. This course provides an overview of the Game, Entertainment, and Media (GEM) industries, discuss the relationships between the entertainment providers and the entertainment consumers, and explore the analytical techniques used to maximize the overall value to both the providers and consumers. The course will focus on the uses of analytics methods such as personalization, recommendation, clustering and segmentation, behavioral analytics, etc., will discuss core data management and data architecture concerns, and examine how big data infrastructure can support scalability as data volumes grow and as streaming speeds accelerate. In addition we review socio-technical aspects of entertainment, especially in the areas of cyberpsychology, social networks, and information policy concerns such as privacy protection, fraud, equity, and national security concerns.
INST682
Personal Health Informatics & Visualization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Personal Health Informatics cover a broad concept that encompasses an array of approaches to collect, store, share, analyze, and reflect on personal health data. Not only health care providers are relying on Health Technologies to improve patient care, people are increasingly using health devices and apps in their everyday life. Individuals have started using new technologies to collect data, increase awareness, and reflect on and change their behaviors. They also use various tools for curiosity and fun. This course will provide an overview of this exciting field and examine how social and behavioral theories can be applied to create effective health applications.It is difficult to create health technologies that can successfully be integrated into people's daily life due to many obstacles in individuals' data collection, integration, self-reflection, and sharing practices. Understanding these challenges is an important part of designing Health Technologies. Therefore, this course will cover HCI and design thinking methods that you can leverage in understanding the adoption of Health Technologies. Moreover, visualizations facilitate people to gain insights from their data, so we will cover common visualization approaches used in the personal data contexts.
Jointly offered with CMSC838X. Credit only granted for INST682 or CMSC83 8X.
INST704
Inclusive Design in HCI
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST631; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST728Z OR INST704.
Formerly: INST728Z.
An introduction to inclusive technology design, that is, the design and evaluation of user interfaces for diverse users and use contexts. Building on basic concepts in human-computer interaction, students will learn about design exclusion and barriers to use, and methods by which these can be overcome. Assistive input and output technologies will also be covered. Populations include older adults, users with visual, cognitive or motor impairments, users who are deaf or hard of hearing, children, users in low resource contexts, and users in mobile contexts. Research trends and practical design considerations (e.g., web accessibility requirements) will be covered. Students will interact with the material through readings, discussion, and individual and group assignments.
INST709
(Perm Req)
INST710
(Perm Req)
User Experience Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Students will learn to conduct user research in industry and to provide foundational knowledge needed for academic research. It examines the theoretical and epistemological differences between research paradigms and provides an overview of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches. It overviews user-centered design (UCD) methods, and uses Contextual Inquiry/Contextual Design as the backbone for a research project, incorporating related formative UCD methods and techniques. It is a project-based course, where students conduct a semester-long project to prepare them for the HCIM Capstone as well as other types of formative user research.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
INST728T
Special Topics in Information Studies; Introduction to Museum Scholarship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
INST752
Location Intelligence
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 principles of geographic information systems and location analytics for a variety of business scenarios. Explores the processes for integrating location information, maps, and demographic information with business information and implementing analytical applications. Reviews business contexts such as government and citizen analysis, zoning and planning, retail site selection, supply chain management and logistics, fieldservice planning and tracking, real estate, insurance, public safety, municipal maintenance, and others. Provides hands-on opportunities to apply location intelligence methods.
INST753
Information Governance and Data Quality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INFM600, INFM603, and INST733; or permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Surveys the methods and practices for understanding the relationship between organizational performance objectives and their effective oversight, use, and management of information. Examines methods for instituting information governance, data governance, and data quality in the context of information policies for assessing information risk, observing data policies, and enforcing accountability for protection of sensitive information. Explores models of data ownership and accountability, roles and responsibilities for data governance and data stewardship, and processes for soliciting and documenting information and data requirements. Covers techniques for data quality assessment, specification of data quality rules, and applications for validating compliance with data quality expectations, monitoring levels of data quality, and notifications and dashboards for monitoring data compliance.
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.
INST760
Data Visualization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST630; or INFM603; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST760 or INST728V.
Formerly: INST728V.
Introduction to the science and technology of data visualization--the graphical representation of data to aid understanding--and includes both theoretical foundations as well as practical applications of integrated visualization techniques on real-world problems. Application of these techniques to state-of-the-art problem domains within research, society, and industry.
INST775
HCIM CAPSTONE PREP
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: INST631, INST632, and INST717; and must have completed Research Methods; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be taken in the fall semester of the year in which the student plans to graduate; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Students will define a project, which requires a high level of background research, rigor in execution and evaluation, and documentation. Capstone projects may follow the design, prototyping and evaluation process from end-to-end or may focus on a subset of elements in that process, such as formative study and design.
INST782
Arrangement, Description, and Access for Archives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST604; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: LBSC684, LBSC781, LBSC782, or INST782.
Formerly: LBSC684, LBSC781, and LBSC782.
Introduction to the key concepts and practices involved with arrangement and description of archives, and the techniques appropriate to enable users to access archival information in traditional and nontraditional archival contexts.
INST799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
INST800
The Engaged Intellectual: An Introduction to Research and Academic Work
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies; and restricted to students in Ph.D. in Information Studies (INFS) program.
An introduction to the academic life with a particular focus on what it means to undertake research, teaching, and service.
Restricted to Doctoral Students.
INST808
Seminar in Research Methods and Data Analysis
Credits: 3
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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
INST878A
Special Topics in Information Studies; Information Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST878B
Special Topics in Information Studies; Information and Human Rights
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST878C
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Information Studies; Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST878E
Special Topics in Information Studies; Achieving Organizational Excellence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
INST888
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INST898
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Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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INST899
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Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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