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Courses - Spring 2021
INST
Information Studies
INST408R
Special Topics in Information Science; Human-Centered Computing in a Global Context
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201 or INST301), INST126, STAT100, MATH115, PSYC100 (Required)

This course is jointly offered by two institutions: the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at UMD in the U.S., and the College of Computer Science at Fudan University in China. Students will learn existing theories and practices that outline the cultural differences regarding human users' expectations, practices, and problems of using technology to address social issues. Students from both universities will work in virtual groups to perform design projects together. Given the time difference between countries, students who register for this course should be up for group work at early-morning or late-night slots. INST362 or equivalent (Highly Recommended).