IS 430 Foundations of Information Processing

Covers common data, document processing, and programming constructs and concepts. Focuses on problem solving and abstraction with a programming language. By the end of the course students will be able to design, develop and test a moderately complex computer program to manage full text, bibliographic records or multimedia. The course prepares students for working with applications in data analytics, data science, digital libraries, text mining and knowledge management. No prior programming background is assumed.

Previously IS452.

Learning objectives

  • To become familiar with programming essentials in Python
  • To be able to apply Python fundamentals to solve problems
  • To be able to design, develop and test a moderately complex computer program to manage full text, bibliographic records or multimedia

Recent syllabus

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).