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I101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: Computer literacy. Emphasis on topics in human-computer interaction and human factors, collaborative technologies, group problem solving, ethics, privacy, and ownership of information and information sources, information representation and the information life cycle, the transformation of data to information, and futuristic thinking.

I201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics (4 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: INFO I101 and MATH M118. An introduction to the suite of mathematical and logical tools used in information sciences, including finite mathematics, automata and computability theory, elementary probability and statistics, and basics of classical information theory.

I202 Social Informatics (3 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: INFO I101. Introduces the social and behavioral foundations of informatics. Theoretical approaches to how technology is used from psychological and sociotechnical perspectives. Examples of how current and emerging technologies such as games, e-mail, and electronic commerce are affecting daily lives, social relations, work, and leisure time.

I210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: MATH M014, C: INFO I101. The software architecture of information systems. Basic concepts of systems and applications programming. Cross listed with CSCI C101.

I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: INFO I210. The systems architecture of distributed applications. Advanced programming, including and introduction to the programming of graphical systems. Cross listed with CSCI C201.

I300 Human-Computer Interaction Design (3 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: INFO I202, I211. This course helps you build competence, knowledge, and skills in the field of Human-Computer Interaction Design. The goal of this field is to shape new media and tools that will support human use, augment human learning, enhance communication, and lead to more acceptable technological developments at the individual and the social levels. Topics covered include Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Centered Design, Design, Interaction, Understanding Users, Design Methods, Usability and Evaluation, Prototyping, Collaboration Design, Observation Techniques, Interview Techniques, and other related issues.

I303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: INFO I211. Examines the various needs, uses, and consequences of information in organizational contexts. Topics include organizational types and characteristics, functional areas and business processes, information-based products and services, the use of and redefining role of information technology, the changing character of work life and organizational practices, socio-technical structures, and the rise and transformation of information-based industries.
 

I308 Information Representation (3 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: INFO I201 and INFO I211. The basic structure of information representation in social and scientific applications. Representational structures and approaches from many disciplines are introduced: philosophical theories of classification and categorization; information access and representation on the World Wide Web; object-oriented design and relational databases; AI knowledge representation and discovery.

I310 Multimedia Arts and Technology (3 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: INFO I308. The study of the evolution of media arts and underlying principles of communication. Application development paradigms in current practice.

I320 Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing (3 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: INFO I308. An introductory treatment of the distributed systems and programming. Topics range from the distributed and object models of computation to advanced concepts, such as remote method invocations, object brokers, object services, open systems, and future trends for distributed information systems.

I400 Topics in Informatics (3 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: At least junior standing or permission of instructor. Variable topic. Emphasis is on new developments and research in informatics. Can be repeated twice for credit when topics vary, subject to approval of the Informatics director.

I420 Internship in Informatics Professional Practice (3-6 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: Approval of the Informatics director of informatics and completion of 100 and 200 level requirements in informatics. Students gain professional work experience in an industry or research organization setting, using skills and knowledge acquired in informatics course work.

I450 Design of an Information System (3 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: I308, R: I300, I303, or Senior standing and approval of the Informatics director. System design and development present both technical and managerial problems with which students will be familiar from their undergraduate course work. This course puts these lessons into practice as students work in teams to develop an information system. Examples of course projects include design and development of a database for a business or academic application, preparation and presentation of an interactive media performance or exhibit, or design and implementation of a simulated environment (virtual reality).

I451 Development of an Information System (3 cr. ) Sample syllabus

P: I450 or Senior standing and approval of the Informatics director. System design and development present both technical and managerial problems with which students will be familiar from their undergraduate course work. This course puts these lessons into practice as students work in teams to develop an information system. Examples of course projects include design and development of a database for a business or academic application, preparation and presentation of an interactive media performance or exhibit, or design and implementation of a simulated environment (virtual reality).

I460/461 Senior Thesis (3 cr. / 3 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: Senior standing and approval of the Informatics director. The senior student prepares and presents a thesis: a substantial, typically multi-chapter paper based on a well-planned research or scholarly project, as determined by the student and a sponsoring faculty member.

I499 Readings and Research in Informatics (1-3 cr.) Sample syllabus

P: Consent of instructor and completion of 100 and 200 level requirements in informatics. Independent readings and research related to a topic of special interest to the student. Written report required.

P= Prerequisite, C= Corequisite, R = Recommended

 


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