Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Courses
100x 201 202 301 362 423 424
468 496 499      

Graduate Courses
596 710 711 712 713 714 720
721 722 723 724 894 897 899

 

 

Course Descriptions
INF 100x Internet and Information Access (3)
Introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web. Information literacy in technology and online information resources. Using, finding, evaluating, and producing information on the Internet. This course fulfills the Challenges of the 21st century General Education Requirement.
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Cusack-Steciuk 2013, Depaula Spring 2013
INF 201 Introduction to Web Technologies (3)
A technique-oriented introduction to client-based Web design and development technologies, including HTML/XHTML, CSS, Javascript, digital imaging, file formats, etc.; also the elements of UNIX and networks necessary to understand and implement basic information management and transfer. Prerequisite(s):INF 100X or IST 100X, and permission of instructor; not open to students who are taking or have completed IST 361.
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Hagen Spring 2013, Sa Spring 2013, Gervais Spring 2013, Zhang Spring 2013
INF 202 Introduction to Data & Databases (3)
This course will examine basic principles of data and databases, with an emphasis on relational database modeling. Topics such as database design, creation, and maintenance, user interface, and SQL queries will be presented from an end-user perspective. Prerequisite(s): none.
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Zhang Spring 2012, Avitabile Spring 2012, Kassab Spring 2012, Jurkat Spring 2013
INF 301 The Information Environment (3)

Introduction to information science. Definition and properties of information, production, transfer, classification, formatting, evaluation and use. The role of information organizations, including print and electronic publishing, traditional and digital libraries, and archives. This course fulfills the Challenges of the 21st century General Education Requirement.
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Güney Fall 2011, Güney Spring 2012
INF 362 Intermediate Web Development (3)
A technique-oriented intermediate exploration of client-based Web design and development technologies, using current and emerging technologies. Design, planning, security, administration and management of websites will also be examined. Prerequisite(s):CSI 101, 105, 110, or 201, INF 201.
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DeCorah Spring 2013
INF 423 Networking Essentials (3)
Covers the fundamentals of computer networking concepts and implementation, and the client/server operating systems that run on networked PCs. Special emphasis is placed on network protocols and how they operate at all layers of the networking model. Emphasis also is placed on the interoperability of networks that run on multiple protocols, platforms, and operating systems.
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Huang Fall 2011, Cortesi Spring 2012
INF 424 Hardware and Operating Systems Essentials (3)
Covers the fundamentals of personal computer internal system components, storage systems and peripheral devices, including problems associated with them and the procedures for servicing them.
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Cortesi Fall 2011, Cortesi Spring 2012
INF 468 (IST 468) Internship (3)
The internship has two components. (1) Work experience in position related to student's interests in computing and information. Interns are expected to spend eight (8) hours per week during the semester at their internship location. (2) Academic seminar where students and faculty mentor meet together monthly to discuss their experiences and general career preparation topics. Assignments may include preparing a resume and cover letter, career development, assessing skills for and barriers to career development, and planning for graduate or professional school. Students are expected to research, identify and find their own possible internship opportunities. This activity will help the student to identify their own career goals and manner in which they may best be achieved, and it will also help students to learn career preparation skills that will be useful after graduation. All internship opportunities must be reviewed and approved by appropriate faculty prior to course registration. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior standing and a minium GPA of 2.50. S/U graded.
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INF 496 Special Topics in Informatics (1-3)
The contents of this course will vary from semester to semester. Each offering will cover an advanced topic in Informatics. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor, and junior or senior standing.
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Guney Spring 2012Gangolly Spring 2013Muckell Spring 2013
INF 499 Senior Seminar in Information Science (3)
Development of professional skills in information science. This course includes development of student presentation skills including interviewing, web development, resume, and oral presentation skills. Prerequisite(s): Information Science major.
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 Gervais Spring 2013, Dumas Spring 2013
INF 596 Special Topics in Informatics (1-3)
The content of this course will vary from semester to semester. Each offering will cover an advanced topic in Informatics. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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See INF 496
INF 710: Research Design in Information Science (4)
Students will examine research issues in information science at an advanced level, focusing on appropriate research design, data gathering techniques and analysis relating to data collection and measurement. Students will explore the research design process from both qualitative and quantitative points of view.
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Andersen Spring 2012
INF 711: Research Seminar I (1)
This course is offered every fall for all first-semester students. The course meets once a week to hear presentations by faculty about their current research. In addition, research skills are developed, such as evaluation of information science literature, how to write a literature review, how to plan and use bibliographic software, and how to do a poster session at a conference.
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Andersen Fall 2011
INF 712: Research Seminar II (1)
This course is offered every spring for all second-semester students. This course meets three times during the semester to plan and coordinate the INF Research Conference while also developing posters to present at the Research Conference. Students develop their research agenda by completing their INF Program Plan. Prerequisite: INF 711
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Andersen Spring 2013
INF 713: Research Seminar III (1)
This course is offered every fall for all third-semester students. This course meets weekly to hear presentations by faculty about their current research. Students develop research relationships with faculty to continue their own research. Prerequisite: INF 711, INF 712
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Andersen Fall 2011
INF 714: Research Seminar IV (1)
This course is offered every spring for all fourth-semester students. This course meets three times during the semester to guide students' independent research. Students present their research with a faculty member at the INF Research Conference. Prerequisite: INF 711, INF 712, INF 713
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Andersen Spring 2013
INF 720: Managing Information and Technology in Organizations (2)
This course will introduce information systems research paradigms grounded in organization theory and provide a framework for applying theoretical concepts and empirical tools to the management of information and technology in organizations.
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INF 721: Information and Society (2)
Relationships between information and communication technologies and social action; how social and organizational factors influence processes and systems, and how the use of ICTs influence our (changing) understanding and experience of dealing with information.
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INF 722: Information Organizations (2)
Text analysis for information extraction, organization of information for knowledge sharing, and visualization of information to support users' diverse cognitive styles.
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INF 723: Information and Computing (2)
Development of theories and concepts that underlie the operation of information processing and retrieval systems; consequences derived from these theories that should be considered in designing such systems; theoretical foundations of information and computation; technologies and application areas.
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INF 724: Information Policy (2)
National and international information policy development trends, processes, and conflicts; policy, law, and culture; information economics, industries, and trade; policies of information commodities (e.g. intellectual property, privacy).
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INF 894 Directed Readings in Information Science (1-4)
Supervised readings for doctoral students on a particular topic or significant problem in information science. Prerequisite: Admission to Information Science Ph.D. program, or permission of Ph.D. program director.
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INF 897 Independent Study and Research in Information Science (1-4)
Independent study and research in information science at the doctoral level under the direction of a member of the faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to Information Science Ph.D. program, or permission of Ph.D. program director.
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INF 899 Doctoral Dissertation (1-12)
Required of all candidates completing the Doctor of Philosophy degree. During the period when the candidate is working on their dissertation, registration each Fall and Spring session for a minimum of 1 load equivalent unit is required. Prerequisite: Admission to Ph.D. candidacy.
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