Information Science & Systems

Courses

INFO 505 Information Professions and Professionals 3.0 Credits

Surveys the social, ethical, and legal issues that affect information professionals and organizations. Addresses such topics as access to and ownership of information, intellectual freedom, and privacy. Studies the structure and components of the information professions and the evolving role of information professionals.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 506 Users, Services, & Resources 3.0 Credits

Introduces the principles and practices of providing effective information services for a variety of user communities. Develops practical skills in meeting users’ information needs. Focuses on current methods of providing information services and instruction in different contexts and techniques for evaluating reference sources and services.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 507 Leading and Managing Information Organizations 3.0 Credits

Introduces basic theories, approaches, and concepts of leadership, management, and organizational behavior as they apply to libraries, archives, and other information organizations. The course explores principles, practices, and techniques needed to develop and enrich effective information organizations.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 515 Introduction to Research in Information Organizations 3.0 Credits

Introduces quantitative and qualitative methods used to conduct research in libraries and other information organizations, including basic sampling strategies, data collection methods, and qualitative and statistical analyses. Focuses on developing skills needed to evaluate research literature as well as skills needed to formulate a research problem, to collect, interpret, and, present research results.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 532 [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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 560 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 590 Organization of Data and Information 3.0 Credits

Introduces principles and techniques used to organize data and information. Presents an overview of existing and emerging data standards and tools applicable to various information settings. Addresses information structures, data as resource, resource description, metadata, vocabulary schemes, classification, and linked data, and representation theory.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 505 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 506 [Min Grade: B]

INFO 591 Data and Digital Stewardship 3.0 Credits

Examines traditional and emerging approaches to data management, data curation, and data service across the full range of information organizations (including, libraries, archives, museums, data centers, software industries, etc.). Introduces foundations of data infrastructures and data representation in all the activities related to care and management of digital objects over their lifecycles. Discusses methods and issues related to accessibility, security, preservation, privacy and ethics of using and managing digital records.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 590 [Min Grade: B]

INFO 600 Web Systems & Architecture 3.0 Credits

This course presents the fundamentals of data communications and software architectures for distributed computing technologies. It introduces students to key web systems technologies and architectures, including hardware configurations, HTTP, HTML, XML-based data standards and other major software components.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C], INFO 540 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: 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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C], INFO 540 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: 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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 606 [Min Grade: C]

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C], INFO 540 [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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 605 [Min Grade: C]

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 608 [Min Grade: C]

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 605 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 600 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: 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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 620 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 620 [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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 605 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: 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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 515 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 520 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 642 Managing Digital Projects 3.0 Credits

Focuses on planning and management of digital projects and collections from design to completion. Addresses conceptual foundations as well as practical concerns. Covers related themes and issues regarding access and dissemination of information resources in an online environment.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 521 [Min Grade: C] and 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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: 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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 520 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 521 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 624 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 532 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: 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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 652 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 552 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 659 Introduction to Data Analytics 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of data analytics foundations and techniques for information professionals. Introduces fundamental concepts and theories of data and data science. Discusses methods and techniques of data representation, data analysis, and data visualization. Covers a range of tools and systems that can be used to discover insight and derive values from data.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 522 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 622 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 660 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 520 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: 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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 521 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 522 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 670 Cross-platform Mobile Development 3.0 Credits

Introduces students to advanced client-server technologies for web programming and mobile application creation. Focuses on the concepts and practices of mobile development using a cross-platform framework and mobile-oriented HTML/CSS/Javascript libraries. Emphasizes client-side design and integration with server APIs. Addresses related design patterns, frameworks, and team processes for web-based mobile programming. Topics include: Web programming and mobile-oriented web/app design;Cross-platform mobile development (e.g. with Cordova/PhoneGap); Design for client and server integration with API layers; App development with mobile interfaces, libraries, and plugins; Web/mobile programming frameworks and design patterns (e.g. MVC).

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 655 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 522 [Min Grade: C] and 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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 522 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 521 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 674 Digital Scholarship in Science & Technology 3.0 Credits

Studies major information resources in science, technology, engineering, math, and related interdisciplinary subjects. Emphasizes user characteristics and needs, bibliographic instruction, outreach, and other topics related to scientific and technical information handling.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 521 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 522 [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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 522 [Min Grade: C], INFO 521 [Min Grade: C] (Can be taken Concurrently)

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 540 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 719 Introduction to National Security Enterprise 3.0 Credits

This course in national security enterprise provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with formulating national security intelligence policy by focusing on the policy cultures of the critical institutions – the president and key executive branches, the congress, the courts and essential outside institutions.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 731 Managing Health Informatics Projects 3.0 Credits

Introduces sociotechnical issues encountered when implementing informatics projects in diverse health-related settings. Students apply concepts and skills relevant to scoping, planning and executing health informatics projects in organizations.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 648 [Min Grade: C] or PBHL 516 [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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 520 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 521 [Min Grade: C] or (MUSL 530 [Min Grade: C] and MUSL 650 [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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 561 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 753 Introduction to Digital Curation 3.0 Credits

This course introduces digital curation as a function of archives, museums, and organizations or research projects that manage information for the purposes of preservation and re-use. It introduces concepts fundamental to the practice of digital curation, as well as offering case studies of real-world curation programs. It also includes discussions of digital curation in comparison to other cultural heritage activities, new trends in curation and preservation, and curation tools.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: 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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C]

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 530 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 532 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 605 [Min Grade: C] and (INFO 534 [Min Grade: C] or INFO 600 [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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.
Prerequisites: INFO 811 [Min Grade: C]

INFO 821 Foundations in Information Science 3.0 Credits

This class introduces students to concepts in the theory and research of information science, including the historical foundations and evolution of the field, as well as contemporary trends in theory, major areas of study, and methods of investigation.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 823 Foundations in Human-Centered Computing 3.0 Credits

Provides an introduction to Human-Centered Computing (HCC) theories and methods that advance our understanding of the complex and tightly coupled relationships between people and computing. Students will analyze and synthesize literature, identify gaps in HCC knowledge, and practice research design that investigates not only interactions between humans and computers, but also ways that people and societies influence and are influenced by computational artifacts such as traditional computers, handheld and mobile devices, robots, and wearable computers, at scales ranging from an individual device with a single user to complex, evolving socio-technical systems.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INFO 825 Foundations in Data Science 3.0 Credits

Introduces data science as an area of study of fundamental knowledge and skills for conducting data-driven scientific research. Covers methods for exploratory data analysis and techniques of statistical learning and inferences for building predictive models. Discusses techniques for model selection and result evaluation. Covers effective visualization methods to communicate insight about data and analytics results.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 812 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 813 [Min Grade: B]

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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

INFO 871 PhD Process and Practice 1.0 Credit

PhD Process and Practice (PPP) is a series of three one-credit course sections to be offered over three quarters (fall, winter and spring terms). The course sections cover topics and skills that are necessary for success as a PhD student.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 3 credits

INFO 873 Special Topics Seminar 1.0 Credit

Provides students with an opportunity to read critically and to discuss literature in the area-specific topics or methods. Aims to help doctoral students to read, discuss, and present contemporary information studies problems and research. Helps students engage in research in the covered areas.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 3 credits

INFO 890 Capstone Project 3.0 Credits

The capstone course is intended as a culminating experience to bring together all that students have learned in their degree programs and to enable them to apply what they have learned to work or research in their intended professional fields. Projects will be individualized to enable students to design work closely aligned with their own learning and professional goals.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INFO 505 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 506 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 507 [Min Grade: B]

INFO 896 Health Informatics Experience 3.0 Credits

The Health Informatics Experience capstone is a culminating experience that enables students to apply what they have learned to address a specific problem in an approved health-related environment. It may be research or practice-related.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: INFO 605 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 608 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 648 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 731 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 600 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 540 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 659 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 620 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 732 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 712 [Min Grade: B]

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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is PHD.

INFO I599 Independent Study in INFO 9.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO I699 Independent Study in INFO 9.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO I799 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 Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO I899 Independent Study in INFO 9.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO I999 Independent Study in INFO 9.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

INFO T780 Special Topics 2.0-12.0 Credits

May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

College/Department: College of Computing and Informatics
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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