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IS 202 Social Aspects of Information Technology

Explores the way in which information technologies have and are transforming society and how these affect a range of social, political and economic issues from the individual to societal levels.

This course satisfies the campus undergraduate Social and Behavioral Science requirement.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS202AD1 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 66607
    • IS202AD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 66608
    • IS202AD3 Fri 9:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 66609
    • IS202AD4 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 66610
    • IS202AD5 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 66611
    • IS202AD6 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 66606
    • IS202AE1 Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 66612
    • IS202BD1 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox 68817
    • IS202BD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox 68818
    • IS202BD3 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox 68819
    • IS202BD4 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox 68820
    • IS202BE1 Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox 68816

IS 390CC Computers and Cultures

Explores cultural ideas about computers, including hopes and fears about the effects of computers on our lives. Will analyze images of computers in fiction and movies. The course will also examine hackers, online subcultures, and other computer-related subcultures, and the integration of computers into various cultural practices.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS390CC Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 66789

IS 390W1A Web Technologies & Techniques

This course provides an introduction to the technologies behind the Web. Topics covered include: hypertext, hypermedia, the history of the Web, the role of Web standards and their impact on the development of Web resources. The course introduces principles of Web design and usability. Students will gain an understanding how the Web works and how to design, construct, evaluate, and maintain Web-based materials.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS390W1A Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus David Hopping 67703

IS 404 Literature and Resources for Young Adults

Evaluation, selection and use of books and other resources for young adults (ages 12-18) in public libraries and school media centers; explores standard selection criteria for print and non-print materials in all formats and develops the ability to evaluate and promote materials according to their various uses (personal and curricular) and according to young adults' various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

  • Spring 2019

    • IS404AO Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Kathryn Quealy 67559

IS 409 Storytelling

Fundamental principles of the art of storytelling including techniques of adaptation and presentation; content and sources of materials; methods of learning; practice in storytelling; planning the story hour for school and public libraries and other public information settings; and audio, video, and digital media.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS409AG Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Daniel Keding 67373
    • IS409AO Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Douglas Lipman 67560
    • IS409AU Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Daniel Keding 67641

IS 418 Community Engagement

Community engagement refers to the multiple ways that information professionals in libraries and other settings learn about, collaborate with, and provide service and outreach to community members. Provides an introduction to, and overview of, community engagement theory and practice. A significant portion of coursework will take the form of service learning or community-based research via approved projects that match students' interests.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS418AG Tue 3:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 66838
    • IS418AO Tue 3:00 pm - 5:50 pm Online Martin Wolske 67491
    • IS418AU Tue 3:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 67654

IS 445 Information Books and Resources for Youth

Evaluation, selection and use of information books and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) in public libraries and school media centers; explores standard selection criteria for factual print and nonprint materials in all formats and develops the ability to evaluate and promote nonfiction books and resources according to their various uses (personal and curricular) and according to young people's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

  • Spring 2019

    • IS445AG Wed 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Bush 67376
    • IS445AO Wed 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Online Elizabeth Bush 67427
    • IS445AU Wed 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Bush 67655

IS 451 Introduction to Network Information Systems

Hands-on introduction to technology systems for use in information environments. The course steps students through choosing, installing, and managing computer hardware and operating systems, as well as networking hardware and software. The course also explores alternatives for administering IT and how to assess emerging technologies and their applicability to library settings. While students are expected to have basic computer competencies per the School of Information Sciences admissions requirements, the goal of the course is to provide practical detailed knowledge of the technology for all levels of competency. The primary objective is to provide a conceptual understanding of the topics of the day through concrete hands-on examples of implementation. By learning the underlying concepts, students will be better prepared to help design networked systems that not only work well today, but also develop systems that can be easily adapted for the needs and technologies of tomorrow.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS451A Wed 5:30 pm - 8:20 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 67556
    • IS451AO Wed 5:30 pm - 8:20 pm Online Martin Wolske 67562

IS 452 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.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS452AG Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Philip Bosch 67563
    • IS452AO Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Elizabeth Wickes 67565
    • IS452AU Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Philip Bosch 67657

IS 457 Introduction to Data Science

This course introduces students to data science approaches that have emerged from recent advances in programming and computing technology. They will learn to collect and use data from a variety of sources, including the web, in a modern statistical inference and visualization paradigm. The course will be based in the programming language R, but will also use HTML, regular expressions, basic Unix tools, XML, and SQL. Supervised and unsupervised statistical learning techniques made possible by recent advances in computing power will also be covered.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS457AG Mon 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67407
    • IS457AU Mon 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67659