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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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS202AD1 Thu 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus 68248
    • IS202AD2 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus 68249
    • IS202AD3 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus 68250
    • IS202AD4 Fri 9:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus 68251
    • IS202AD5 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus 68252
    • IS202AD6 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus 68253
    • IS202AL1 Mon/Wed 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 68247

IS 390CC Computers and Culture

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS390CC Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 68256

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS390W1A Mon/Wed/Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus David Hopping 71876

IS 403 Literature and Resources for Children

Evaluation, selection and use of books and other resources for children (ages 0-14) 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 children's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

  • Fall 2019

    • IS403AG Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 68266
    • IS403AU Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 68794

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).

  • Fall 2019

    • IS404AG Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 71807
    • IS404AU Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm On-Campus Karla Lucht 71808

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS418AG Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Martin Wolske 70369
    • IS418AU Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Martin Wolske 70370

IS 446 Fantasy Literature and Media for Youth

The selection and evaluation of historical and contemporary fantasy literature and media for library collections aimed at children and young adults. Texts examined will include books, movies, and games.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS446AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Elizabeth Hoiem 71809

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS451A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Martin Wolske 68267

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.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS452A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 68257
    • IS452AO2 Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jill Naiman 71858
    • IS452AO Mon 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online 68947