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IS 100 Exploring the iSchool with a Human-Centered Lens

This course introduces students to the School of Information Sciences (iSchool). Students will explore career and professional development within information sciences, building their leadership and collaborative skills, and building a network within and beyond the iSchool. Through a human centered design project focused on an information science problem, students will gain experience and a better understanding of the process to develop an innovative solution addressing a societal need. Prerequisite: Restricted to Majors Only; First Semester Freshman, Intercollegiate and Off-Campus Transfer Students Only.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS100A - Exploring the iSchool Tue 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
      On-Campus Melissa Newell, Tony Torres 72958
    • IS100B - Exploring the iSchool Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Melissa Newell, Tony Torres 72959
    • IS100C - Exploring the iSchool Thu 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus Tony Torres, Melissa Newell 72960
    • IS100D - Exploring the iSchool Fri 10:00 am - 11:20 am
      On-Campus Tony Torres, Melissa Newell 72961

IS 101 Introduction to Information Sciences

This course provides an introduction to the field of information science and the major. It offers both historical and contemporary context for understanding the role of information in society. Focus is placed upon critical analysis of information problems as well as understanding the creation, use, and distribution of information in business, policy, education, government, health, and other sectors

  • Fall 2020

    • IS101A - Intro to Information Sciences Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
      On-Campus Judith Pintar 73391

IS 107 Data Science Discovery

Data Science Discovery is the intersection of statistics, computation, and real-world relevance. As a project-driven course, students perform hands-on-analysis of real-world data sets to analyze and discover the impact of the data. Throughout each experience, students reflect on the social issues surrounding data analysis such as privacy and design.

Same as CS 107 and STAT 107.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for Quantitative Reasoning I.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS107AL1 - Data Science Discovery Mon/Wed/Fri 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
      On-Campus Ha Khanh Nguyen 71693
    • IS107AYA - Data Science Discovery Tue 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus 71694
    • IS107AYB - Data Science Discovery Tue 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus 71695
    • IS107AYC - Data Science Discovery Tue 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
      On-Campus Wenzhuo Zhou 71696
    • IS107AYD - Data Science Discovery Tue 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus 71697
    • IS107AYE - Data Science Discovery Tue 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
      Tue 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus 71698
    • IS107AYF - Data Science Discovery Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus 71699
    • IS107AYG - Data Science Discovery Tue 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus 71700
    • IS107AYH - Data Science Discovery Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
      On-Campus 71701
    • IS107AYI - Data Science Discovery Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus 71702
    • IS107AYJ - Data Science Discovery Thu 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus 71703

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 2020

    • IS202AL1 - Social Aspects Info Tech Mon/Wed 10:00 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus 68247
    • IS202AD1 - Social Aspects Info Tech Fri 8:00 am - 8:50 am
      On-Campus 68248
    • IS202AD2 - Social Aspects Info Tech Fri 9:00 am - 9:50 am
      On-Campus 68249
    • IS202AD3 - Social Aspects Info Tech Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus 68250
    • IS202AD4 - Social Aspects Info Tech Fri 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
      On-Campus 68251
    • IS202AD5 - Social Aspects Info Tech Fri 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus 68252
    • IS202AD6 - Social Aspects Info Tech Fri 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus 68253

IS 203 Analytical Foundations for Information Problems

A survey of mathematical topics for students in information sciences. Provides an introduction to sets, relations, graphs, grammars, probability, and propositional and predicate logic. These topics relate to applications in information modeling, representation and expression. Prerequisite: MATH 112 or Required ALEKS Score

  • Fall 2020

    • IS203A - Analytical Fndts Info Problems Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus David Dubin 72972
    • IS203B - Analytical Fndts Info Problems Tue/Thu 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus 72973

IS 204 Research Design for Information Sciences

This course provides an introduction to different approaches to research in the information sciences, including social science methods, data and text mining, digital humanities, historical approaches, and others. Topics include methods for evaluating research, developing research questions, selecting research methods, conducting research ethically, and communicating findings clearly and effectively through words, graphics, and other visualizations.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS204A - Research Design Info Sciences Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 72974

IS 205 Programming for Information Problems

Covers common data processing methods and computing concepts used in the information sciences. Evaluates strengths and weaknesses of the techniques in the context of our discipline. No prior programming background is assumed. Course will use the Python programming language.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS205A - Program for Info Problems Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 72965

IS 206 Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications

Introduction to database technology concepts and architecture. Explore data types and reading/writing database layout descriptions. Discussion of database ethics and privacy concerns. Comparison of different database systems a user might encounter including RDBMS, XML/RDF/JSON, NOSQL, and Graph database systems. Labs involving common database tools and exercises in SQL

  • Fall 2020

    • IS206A - Intro Database Concepts & Apps Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus Craig Evans 72966

IS 226 Introduction to HCI

This course introduces students to fundamental theories and techniques in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). This course presents basic tools and methods for creating, designing, prototyping, and evaluating user interfaces to computing applications and web sites. Students will explore course content by conducting individual and group hands-on projects. Assignments involving prototyping can be implemented by self-selected solutions, e.g. Axure, JavaScript. Students from all backgrounds are welcomed.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS226A - Introduction to HCI Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Yang Wang 72975

IS 229 Web Design Fundamentals

This course will teach students about building inclusive interactive systems. They will learn to gather and understand user requirements and needs for a wide range of user populations, especially those that are under-served (e.g., children, older adults, people with disabilities), apply inclusive design frameworks and principles, and design, develop, evaluate and improve interactive prototypes in an iterative manner.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS229A - Web Design Fundamentals Tue/Thu 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
      On-Campus David Hopping 72967

IS 236 User Research & Evaluation

This course will teach students about user research and evaluation. They will learn to apply various user research methods, gather and understand user requirements and needs for a wide range of user populations, especially those that are under-served (e.g., children, older adults, people with disabilities), conduct user evaluations of prototypes and interactive systems, and communicate effectively about the research insights and make actionable design suggestions.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS236A - User Research & Evaluation Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
      On-Campus Yang Wang 73230

IS 308 Race, Gender, and Information Technology

Examines the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) are shaped by -- and help to shape -- social relations of race and gender.

Previously IS390RG.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS308A - Race, Gender, and Info Tech Mon/Wed 9:00 am - 10:20 am
      On-Campus David Mussulman 72963

IS 309 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.

Previously IS390CC.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS309A - Computers and Culture Mon/Wed 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Damian Duffy 72968

IS 310 Computing in the Humanities

Explores use and application of technology to scholarly activity in the humanities, including projects that put classic texts on the web or create multimedia application on humanities topics.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS310A - Computing in the Humanities On-Campus 73229

IS 311 History and Foundations of the Information Society

Today's information society bespeaks a long history, exhibiting marked continuities with the past as well as some sharply defined new features. Yet the historical foundations of the information society remain poorly understood. This course develops such a framework, by examining emergent information institutions and practices from early modern Europe to the later 20th century. It examines the historical development of the information society through a number of important conceptual lenses, including: modernity and postmodernity; Fordist and post-Fordist capitalism; social class and information poverty; social and technological determinism; utopianism and dystopianism; and empire and globalization. Prerequisite: IS 202 Highly recommended.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS311A - History Fndts of Info Society On-Campus 73231

IS 324 Social Network Analysis

Introduces theories of social networks (how they form, and how they influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors), while also providing hands-on experience with some powerful tools and methods for analyzing networks on various scales, ranging from small groups, to communities, to populations. It will also explore the use of network analysis to reveal patterns in large-scale data from the humanities such as periods of literary narrative, or character development across vast narratives with multiple interweaving plot lines.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS324A - Social Network Analysis Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus David Hopping 73232

IS 401 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.

Previously IS451.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS401ACG - Intro to Network Systems Tue 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 72970
    • IS401ACU - Intro to Network Systems Tue 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 73221
    • IS401AO - Intro to Network Systems Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      Online Martin Wolske 72971

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 2020

    • IS403ACG - Children's Materials Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Karla Lucht 68266
    • IS403ACU - Children's Materials Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Karla Lucht 68794
    • IS403AOG - Children's Materials Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Kathryn Quealy 68946

IS 406 Cognition in the Wild

Designed as a foundation for students who are interested in learning how to design human-centered information technologies. Students will learn basic principles in human cognition and behavior, and how these principles influence how we interact with information technologies. The course will prepare students to translate theories in human cognition and behavior to analyze, evaluate and rethink everyday design examples.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS406ACG - Cognition in the Wild Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 73321
    • IS406ACU - Cognition in the Wild Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 73322

IS 407 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.

Previously IS457.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS407ACG - Introduction to Data Science Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Jing Rui He 73126
    • IS407ACU - Introduction to Data Science Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Jing Rui He 73127

IS 410 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.

Previously IS409.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS410A02 - Storytelling Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Kathleen McDowell 73408
    • IS410AO3 - Storytelling Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Sharon Comstock 73587
    • IS410AOG - Storytelling Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Kathleen McDowell 73128
    • IS410AOU - Storytelling Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Kathleen McDowell 73130

IS 419 Entrepreneurial Information Technology Design

Introduces students to a range of rapid prototyping techniques and methods to analyze needs, opportunities and design spaces. Students will work in teams to develop ideas for novel computational devices or applications to meet identified needs. Covers the interlinked entrepreneurial skills of identifying an unmet need, exploiting technological opportunities, exploring a design space to refine an idea, and communicating a design vision through demonstrations with prototypes and proofs of concept. This enables developers to show how their envisaged working interactive technology will be used productively in a particular real-life context. Communicating the vision of computational devices is a challenge because dynamic use in context is hard for people other than the device's developers to imagine. The ability to produce convincing, clear, powerful demonstrations even at the early stages of a project is a highly valuable entrepreneurial skill, and also highly applicable within an organization. Directed and supervised investigation of selected topics in information studies that may include among others the social, political, and historical contexts of information creation and dissemination; computers and culture; information policy; community information systems; production, retrieval and evaluation of knowledge; computer-mediated communication.

Previously IS490IT.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS419ACG - Entrepreneurial IT Design Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Michael Twidale 73129
    • IS419ACU - Entrepreneurial IT Design Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Michael Twidale 73131

IS 423 Early Literacy

Librarians fill a key role in the literacy development of young children with opportunities for interaction both in the library and through outreach programs. Key skills center on developing literacy-rich library environments, classroom instructional support, intentional embedding of essentials skills and practices within daily activities and lessons, resources about early literacy strategies to share with families and caregivers. Practitioners will understand the importance of integration of technology to meet the diverse developmental, cultural, social and linguistic needs of children to ensure they are able to create meaning from text.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS423AOG - Early Literacy Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Ann Ohms 73132

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.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS430AC2 - Foundations Info Processing Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 73409
    • IS430ACG - Foundations Info Processing Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 73212
    • IS430ACU - Foundations Info Processing Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 73214
    • IS430AO2 - Foundations Info Processing Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Elizabeth Wickes 73411
    • IS430AOG - Foundations Info Processing Thu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Elizabeth Wickes 73216

IS 445 Data Visualization

Data visualization is crucial to conveying information drawn from models, observations or investigations. This course will provide an overview of historical and modern techniques for visualizing data, drawing on quantitative, statistical, and network-focused datasets. Topics will include construction of communicative visualizations, the modern software ecosystem of visualization, and techniques for aggregation and interpretation of data through visualization.Particular attention will be paid to the Python ecosystem and multi-dimensional quantitative datasets.

Previously IS590DV.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS445ACG - Data Visualization Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Matthew Turk 73217
    • IS445ACU - Data Visualization Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      On-Campus Matthew Turk 73218
    • IS445AOG - Data Visualization Online 73220

IS 451 Bibliography of Africa

Covers the available universe of African studies materials in all formats and how to find them. The class begins with evaluating general reference sources and continues with sources by discipline for the study of the continent of Africa. Covers research strategies for the humanities and social sciences.

Previously IS530A.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS451ACG - Bibliography of Africa Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Atoma Batoma 68267
    • IS451ACU - Bibliography of Africa Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Atoma Batoma 73211

IS 455 Database Design and Prototyping

The course provides students with both theoretical and practical training in good database design. By the end of the course students will create a conceptual data model using entity-relationship diagrams, understand the importance of referential integrity and how to enforce data integrity constraints when creating a database. Students will be proficient in writing basic queries in the structured query language (SQL) and have a general understanding of relational database theory including normalization.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS455ACG - Database Design & Prototyping Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus 71895
    • IS455ACU - Database Design & Prototyping Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus 73233
    • IS455AO - Database Design & Prototyping Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 71897

IS 456 Information Storage and Retrieval

Introduces problems of document representation, information need specification, and query processing. Describes the theories, models, and current research aimed at solving those problems. Primary focus is on bibliographic, text, and multimedia records.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS456AOG - Info Storage and Retrieval Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Philip Reiter 70493

IS 457 Data Storytelling

An introduction to understanding data as a source for storytelling and to telling stories based on data. This process will include understanding and analyzing data sets to find informative aspects, changes, or contrasts that will provide the basic information for developing stories. Course participants will learn storytelling concepts, narrative theories, and performance techniques and develop stories in a collaborative workshop style. Students will work with data visualization toolkits, which will involve variable levels of coding and skill. By using storytelling techniques with data, students can develop, and tell well-evidenced stories, organizations can make better data-driven decisions.

Previously IS590DST.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS457AOG - Data Storytelling Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      Online Matthew Turk, Kathleen McDowell 73269

IS 471 Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals

Provides an introduction to learning theories and instructional methods used in a variety of information settings, including libraries, archives, museums, online, and educational environments. Includes an overview of theoretical and applied research and discusses relevant issues and concepts. Students will have an opportunity to design and present an instructional program.

Previously IS458.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS471AC2 - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Merinda Hensley 73412
    • IS471ACG - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Merinda Hensley 73236
    • IS471AO2 - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 73413
    • IS471AOG - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 73237

IS 496 Topics in Human-Centered Design & Systems

Variety of newly developed and current topics courses within the field of human-centered design and systems, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS496DEO - Design for Social Interact Exp Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Yun Huang 73855

IS 497 Topics in Data Analytics & Data Science

Variety of newly developed and topics courses within Data Analytics & Data Science, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula

  • Fall 2020

    • IS497DA - Database Admin & Scaling Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 73556

IS 501 Reference and Information Services

Explores reference and information services in a variety of settings, introduces widely used print and online sources, and develops question negotiation skills and search strategies.

Previously IS504.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS501AC - Reference and Info Services Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Beth Woodard 73140
    • IS501AO - Reference and Info Services Wed 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 73142
    • IS501BC - Reference and Info Services Mon 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Beth Woodard, Zoe Revell 73141
    • IS501BO - Reference and Info Services Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 73143

IS 503 History of Children's Literature

Interpretation of children's literature from the earliest times, including the impact of changing social and cultural patterns on books for children; attention to early printers and publishers of children's books and to magazines for children.

Previously IS514.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS503AC - History of Children's Lit Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Elizabeth Hoiem 73147
    • IS503AO - History of Children's Lit Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Elizabeth Hoiem 73148

IS 504 Sociotechnical Information Systems

The character, success, and costs/benefits of information technologies are socio-technical matters. Because of this, best practice for IT design and integration relies on participants' ability to understand and create for the totality of those settings, including social and technical dimensions. This course provides students with analytic tools for examining socio-technical settings and experience in applying that knowledge in IT modeling, design and management.

Previously IS543.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS504AC - Sociotechnical Info Systems Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Jessie Chin 73144
    • IS504AO - Sociotechnical Info Systems Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Peter Darch 73146
    • IS504BC - Sociotechnical Info Systems Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Peter Darch 73145

IS 505 Information Organization and Access

Emphasizes information organization and access in settings and systems of different kinds. Traces the information transfer process from the generation of knowledge through its storage and use in both print and non-print formats. Consideration will be given to the creation of information systems: the principles and practice of selection and preservation, methods of organizing information for retrieval and display, the operation of organizations that provide information services, and the information service needs of various user communities.

Previously IS501.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS505AC - Info Org and Access Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Inkyung Choi 69081
    • IS505AO - Info Org and Access Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jodi Schneider, Sharon Comstock 68972
    • IS505BC - Info Org and Access Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus 73149
    • IS505BO - Info Org and Access Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Inkyung Choi, J Downie 73150
    • IS505CO - Info Org and Access Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online David Dubin 73942

IS 507 Data, Statistical Models, and Information

An introduction to statistical and probabilistic models as they pertain to quantifying information, assessing information quality, and principled application of information to decision making, with focus on model selection and gauging model quality. The course reviews relevant results from probability theory, parametric and non-parametric predictive models, as well as extensions of these models for unsupervised learning. Applications of statistical and probabilistic models to tasks in information management (e.g. prediction, ranking, and data reduction) are emphasized.

Previously IS542.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS507AC - Data, Stat, Info Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Philip Bosch 68976
    • IS507AO - Data, Stat, Info Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Jill Naiman 68974
    • IS507BC - Data, Stat, Info Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 70324
    • IS507CC - Data, Stat, Info On-Campus 73151

IS 510 Libraries, Information, and Society

Explores major issues in the library and information science professions as they involve their communities of users and sponsors. Analyzes specific situations that reflect the professional agenda of these fields, including intellectual freedom, community service, professional ethics, social responsibilities, intellectual property, literacy, historical and international models, the socio-cultural role of libraries and information agencies and professionalism in general, focusing in particular on the interrelationships among these issues.

Previously IS502.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS510AO - Libraries Info and Society Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Alaine Martaus 73152
    • IS510BO - Libraries Info and Society Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Caroline Nappo 73153
    • IS510CO - Libraries Info and Society Fri 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Online Kathleen Williams 70325

IS 511 Scholarly Communications

A basic level of scholarly communication literacy and sophistication is an increasing requirement of academic librarians, both to inform their work and to make those librarians effective partners in the scholarly enterprise. This course is designed to cultivate and develop that literacy. It will address topics such as: the established modes of scholarly communication and the emergence of alternatives influenced by the growth of social media and other forms of networked communication; the divide between formal and informal modes of scholarly communication and the current state of flux as that divide begins to collapse; the varying economies of scholarship (the reputation and prestige economy, the financial economy both in the market and in the mission-driven research academy, and the economic impact of scholarly communication decisions upon library budgets); modes of credentialing scholarship and their impact upon professional advancement, with special attention to peer review and its (current?) discontents; scholarship as intellectual property and the most effective ways to manage that property and achieve scholarly goals; and issues in access and preservation as they relate to ensuring the future of the scholarly conversation.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS511AC - Scholarly Communications Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Maria Bonn 68978

IS 514 Applied Business Research

As an experiential learning class, this course covers advanced techniques of business research with an emphasis on managing real-world client projects. Students will be assigned to teams and work with clients to identify research requirements and construct recommendations. Students will acquire critical skills in creating professional deliverables through client engagements. Students will build professional research portfolios at the conclusion of their projects.

Previously IS540.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS514AC - Applied Business Research Thu 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 73154
    • IS514BC - Applied Business Research Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 73155

IS 515 Information Modeling

An introduction to the foundations of information modeling methods used in current digital library applications. The specific methods considered include relational database design, conceptual modeling, markup systems, and ontologies. The basic concepts underlying these methods are, respectively, relations, entities, grammars, and logic. Implementations include relational database design, ER/EER/UML diagrams, XML markup languages, and RDF/OWL semantic web languages. First order logic is emphasized throughout as the foundational framework for information modeling in general, and for contemporary web-based information management and delivery systems (including semantic web technologies) in particular.

Previously IS561.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS515AC - Information Modeling Thu 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Haci Kilicoglu 73156
    • IS515BC - Information Modeling On-Campus 73157

IS 519 Research Design in Information Science

Provides an introduction to the design of LIS research, beginning with an in-depth consideration of the philosophical and logical underpinnings of research. A brief survey of different methods used in LIS research is followed by an exploration of research design issues through comparative hands-on exercises. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on research design choices, especially the connections between research questions and research methods.

Previously IS588.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS519AO - Research Design in IS Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Lori Kendall 70326

IS 520 Community Informatics

Survey of an emerging field that studies how local, historical communities use information and communication technologies or otherwise access, create, organize, and share information. Covers key principles for working in libraries or the wider non-profit/public sectors as individuals, organizations, and communities harness new technologies and media. Prepares both professionals and researchers, whatever their technology background. Especially useful for those interested in public or community libraries, youth services, university public engagement, social work, education, and anyone interested in working with or studying underserved communities.

Previously IS518.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS520AO - Community Informatics Wed 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Online Kathleen Williams 73159

IS 523 Preserving Information Resources

Covers the broad range of library preservation and conservation for book and nonbook materials relating these efforts to the total library environment; emphasizes how the preservation of collections affects collection management and development, technical services, access to materials and service to users.

Previously IS582.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS523AC - Preserving Info Resources Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jennifer Teper 73160

IS 525 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

This course examines the construction of a data warehouse and business intelligence system. It will review the roles and requirements of building the system, including data modelling and business intelligence product design. This course will explore real-world case studies of data warehouse and business intelligence projects leading to a final project to design a solution for a business case.

Previously IS590DW.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS525AC - Data Warehousing Thu 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Michael Wonderlich 73161

IS 529 Doctoral ProSeminar

A core course for all first year Information Science PhD students. The seminar serves as a venue for the development of a variety of skills and capacities to succeed as a scholar. Throughout the term, students will engage in a series of tasks designed as an initiation to the academic profession. The seminar offers a mix of sessions on progression through the Ph.D. degree program, the research process, guidance on the academic profession, and written and oral presentation of scholarly research. While students will receive feedback from the instructor, this is a seminar, meaning that active student participation and peer feedback is crucial.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS529AC - Doctoral ProSeminar Wed 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus J Downie 73228

IS 530 Collection Development

Examines issues affecting the development and management of collections for academic, public, special, and school libraries: collection development policies, collection assessment, the marketplace, publishing, legal issues, and budget allocation; document delivery; collaboration and cooperation.

Previously IS508.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS530AO - Collection Development Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Anne Barnhart 73163
    • IS530BO - Collection Development Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 73164
    • IS530CO - Collection Development Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jeanne Holba Puacz 73162

IS 532 School Library Management

School Library Information Specialists serve children and young adults (ages 5-18) in K-12 school library media centers. Students will acquire specific knowledge, skills and competencies needed to design, develop, integrate and assess curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on the information needs of K-12 students. Readings and projects provide students with opportunities to apply the practical knowledge and skills they have learned about building reading literacy, teaching information literacy skills, collaborating with teachers and integrating resources into teaching and learning. 2

  • Fall 2020

    • IS532AO - School Library Management Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Ruth Shasteen 73165

IS 534 Information Consulting

This course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge in providing research services and also introduce the latest trends and innovative approaches in research services. Information professionals are increasingly being challenged to provide not just data but insights and recommendations that are critical for strategic decision making. Using methodologies widely adopted by professional firms and researchers, this course will cover basics of research consulting including framing research problems, developing deliverables, and presenting professionally.

Previously IS539.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS534AC - Information Consulting Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Yoo-Seong Song 73166
    • IS534AO - Information Consulting Thu 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Julia Hart 73167

IS 537 Theory and Practice Data Cleaning

Data cleaning (also: cleansing) is the process of assessing and improving data quality for later analysis and use, and is a crucial part of data curation and analysis. This course identifies data quality issues throughout the data lifecycle, and reviews specific techniques and approaches for checking and improving data quality. Techniques are drawn primarily from the database community, using schema-level and instance-level information, and from different scientific communities, which are developing practical tools for data pre-processing and cleaning.

Previously IS532.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS537AC - T & P of Data Cleaning Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      On-Campus Bertram Ludaescher 73168
    • IS537AO - T & P of Data Cleaning Thu 3:30 pm - 6:20 pm
      Online Bertram Ludaescher 73169

IS 540 Social Justice in the Information Professions

This course is intended to provide a historic and contemporary overview of social justice and advocacy work in librarianship. The course will be primarily focused on activities in the United States, though international movements and perspectives will be addressed. Topics include: desegregation of libraries and professional associations; recruitment and retention of library workers from traditionally underrepresented populations; library outreach; intellectual freedom; and emerging critical theories and issues in the field.

Previously IS545.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS540AO - Social Just Info Professions Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Online Kathryn LaBarre 73171

IS 542 Research and Inquiry for Youth

This course is designed to prepare school librarians to serve as instructional leaders in their learning communities, positioned to transform teaching and learning in order to ensure students are college, career, and community ready. Participants will develop strategies and practices to support the school's curriculum through the roles of instructional partner, information specialist, and teacher. The school librarian has a leadership role in designing authentic learning activities in research and guided inquiry to prepare students in both the process and attitudes necessary to identify and meet their own lifelong information needs.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS542AO - Research and Inquiry for Youth Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Ruth Shasteen 73172

IS 543 Digital Preservation

Examines current problems with and approaches to digital preservation that are fundamental to the long-term accessibility of digital materials. Examines the range of current research problems, along with emerging methods and tools, and assesses a variety of organizational scenarios to plan and implement a preservation plan. Topics include basic information theory, preservation of complex digital objects; standards and specifications; sustainability and risk assessment; authenticity, integrity, quality control, and certification; and management of preservation activities.

Previously IS586.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS543AO - Digital Preservation Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Jerome McDonough 73173

IS 544 Administration and Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Designed to explore the principles that govern how organizations and institutions work, this course provides a foundation for and introduction to the theories, practices and procedures involved in the management and administration of libraries and information centers.

Previously IS505.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS544AC - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Wed 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Joyce Latham 73174
    • IS544AO - Adm Mgt of Libs Info Centers Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Barbara Alvarez 73175

IS 549 Practicum

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties in an approved library or information center.

Previously IS591.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5490 - Practicum On-Campus 73805

IS 551 Youth Services Librarianship

Theory and techniques in planning, implementing and evaluating library programs/services for youth (age 0-18) in public and school libraries/media centers; the knowledge base, skills, and competencies needed by the library media professional in the development of all aspects of young people's reading/viewing/listening and information literacy skills.

Previously IS506.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS551AO - Youth Services Librarianship Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Online Carol Tilley 73176
    • IS551AO2 - Youth Services Librarianship Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Carol Tilley 73177

IS 555 Naming and Power

An advanced topics seminar in subject description and access that focuses upon representation in race, gender, sexuality and other contested categories. Critical intersections of bias, exclusion, and marginalization will be explored through a variety of case studies. Implications for how we construct search and discovery systems (e.g databases, finding aids, taxonomies and catalogs), and other tools, are crucial considerations for those engaging in cultural heritage work.

Previously IS590NP.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS555AO - Naming and Power Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Online Kathryn LaBarre 73179

IS 561 Use and Users of Information

Explores information needs and uses at a general level, addressing formal and informal information channels, barriers to information, issues of value, and impacts of technology. Examines information seeking practices of particular communities and within various environments, introducing recent approaches to user-centered system design and digital library development. Provides an overview of methods that can be used to study information needs, information seeking behavior, and related phenomena.

Previously IS503.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS561AC - Use and Users of Information Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Melissa Ocepek 68783

IS 562 Administration and Use of Archival Materials

Administration of archives and manuscript collections in various types of institutions. Theoretical principles and archival practices of appraisal, acquisition, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and reference services. Topics will include: records management programs, collecting archives programs/special collections, legal and ethical issues, public programming and advocacy, and the impact of new information technologies for preservation and access.

Previously IS581.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS562AO - Adm and Use Archival Materials Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Melissa Salrin 70354

IS 563 Advanced Topics in Literature, Media and Materials

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within Literature, Media and Materials, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS563DH - History of Digital Humanities Tue/Thu 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus William Underwood 73186
    • IS563SJO - Social Justice in Youth Lit Tue 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Karla Lucht 73187

IS 567 Text Mining

This course introduces students to the knowledge discovery process and methods used to mine patterns from a collection of text. We will critically review text mining methods developed in the knowledge discovery and databases, information science, and computational linguistics communities. Students will develop proficiency with modeling text through individual projects

Previously IS557.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS567AC - Text Mining Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Catherine Blake 68917

IS 569 Internship

Supervised field experience designed for learning professional-level duties in an approved information-related organization or institution.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5690 - Internship On-Campus 68987

IS 571 Advanced Topics in Use and Users of Information

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Use and Users of Information, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS571CPO - Children's Programming Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kathryn Quealy 73240
    • IS571ISO - Info Service for Diverse Users Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Barbara Alvarez 73239

IS 573 Advanced Topics in Collections

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Collections, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS573ABO - Introduction to Artists Books Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online John Vincler 73557
    • IS573CH - Intro Cultural Heritage Coll Tue 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
      On-Campus Jennifer Teper 73242
    • IS573ED - Exhibit Design Thu 4:30 pm - 6:50 pm
      On-Campus Walter Wilson 73138
    • IS573ERO - E-Resources Management Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Steven Oberg 73241

IS 575 Metadata in Theory and Practice

Combines theoretical examination of the design of metadata schema with their practical application in a variety of settings. Hands-on experience in the creation of descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata, along with their application in systems such as OAI harvesting, OpenURL resolution systems, metasearch systems and digital repositories, will help students develop a thorough understanding of current metadata standards as well as such issues as crosswalking, metadata schema, metadata's use in information retrieval and data management applications, and the role of standards bodies in metadata schema development.

Previously IS562.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS575AO - Metadata in Theory & Practice Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Jerome McDonough 73243

IS 577 Data Mining

Data mining refers to the process of exploring large datasets with the goal of uncovering interesting patterns. This process usually involves a number of tasks such as data collection, pre-processing, and characterization; model fitting, selection, and evaluation; classification, clustering, and prediction. Although data mining has its roots in database management, it has grown into a discipline that focuses on algorithm design (to ensure computational feasibility) and statistical modeling (to separate the signal from the noise). It draws heavily upon a variety of other disciplines including statistics, machine learning, operations research, and information retrieval. Will cover the major data mining concepts, principles, and techniques that every information scientist should know about. Lectures will introduce and discuss the major approaches to data mining; computer lab sessions coupled with assignments will provide hands-on experience with these approaches; term projects offer the opportunity to use data mining in a novel way. Mathematical detail will be left to the students who are so inclined.

Previously IS590DT.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS577AC - Data Mining Tue 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
      On-Campus Philip Bosch 73244

IS 578 Seminar in Research Methods

This seminar course will offer an advanced graduate survey of research in areas related to research in research methods, across a wide range of topics. This course is designed to incorporate multiple guest lectures.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS578CCO - Critical Approach to Child Lit Fri 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online Sara Schwebel 73245

IS 580 Information History

Information history covers diverse institutions and practices, from libraries and postal systems to cartography and statistics, and connects these to overarching historical processes. This course examines the role of information in the transition to capitalism; in processes of state formation; in industrialization, and in other important historical movements and events.

Previously IS590IH.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS580AC - Information History Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus Bonnie Mak 70356
    • IS580AO - Information History Tue 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
      Online Bonnie Mak 68988

IS 581 Advanced Topics in Youth Services

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Youth Services, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS581MLO - Media Literacy for Youth Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Rachel Magee 73246

IS 582 Advanced Topics in Librarianship

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Librarianship, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS582ALO - Academic Librarianship Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 73249
    • IS582ILO - International Librarianship Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Ellen Knutson 73324
    • IS582MDO - Make-Design-Learn in Libraries Fri 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Online Kyungwon Koh, Emilie Butt 73354
    • IS582RBO - Rare Books and Special Collect Tue 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online Megan Oliver 73251

IS 583 Advanced Topics in Book History

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Book History, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS583BPO - Book as a Physical Object Tue 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Sidney Berger 73682
    • IS583HB - History of the Book Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Bonnie Mak 73252

IS 584 Advanced Topics in Ethics and Privacy

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of ethics and privacy, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS584IFO - Intellectual Freedom & Censors Thu 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online Emily Knox 73253
    • IS584PV - Privacy in the Internet Age Fri 10:00 am - 12:50 pm
      On-Campus Masooda Bashir 73311

IS 585 Bibliographic Metadata

Introduction to basic principles and concepts of descriptive and subject cataloging in the context of information service needs for various user communities. Explores principles, structures, standards, technologies and practices relating to organizing and creating access to print and non-print media. Includes coverage of subject analysis and descriptive practices. Introduces controlled vocabularies.

Previously IS507.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS585AC - Bibliographic Metadata Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Inkyung Choi 68412
    • IS585AO - Bibliographic Metadata Tue 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Robert Bothmann 70377

IS 586 Usability Engineering

The course provides an introduction to: issues in Human Computer Interaction; analysis of interfaces and their use; the interface design process as an engineering activity; designing usable interfaces under constraints; and the rapid prototyping and evaluation cycle. The course covers interface design in multiple contexts including websites, web-based applications, smartphone apps, regular computer apps and new contexts of interacting with computers.

Previously IS555.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS586AC - Usability Engineering Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus Michael Twidale 73255

IS 589 Independent Study

Permits the intermediate or advanced student opportunity to undertake the study of a topic not otherwise offered in the curriculum or to pursue a topic beyond or in greater depth than is possible within the context of a regular course.

Previously IS592.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS5890 - Independent Study On-Campus 73758

IS 590 Advanced Topics in Information Foundations

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of information foundations, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS590CE - Community Engagement Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Martin Wolske 71968
    • IS590ITO - Introduction to LIS Technology Mon 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Amanda McLellan 71804

IS 592 Advanced Topics In Information Organizations

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the fields of Information Organization, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS592GW - Grant Writing for Libraries Mon 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm
      On-Campus Anne Craig 73256
    • IS592GWO - Grant Writing for Libraries Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Karen Egan 73257

IS 593 Advanced Topics in Preservation & Tech Services

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the fields of Preservation & Tech Services, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS593AV - AV Materials Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jimi Jones 73258

IS 594 Advanced Topics in Management and Policy

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the fields of Management and Policy, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS594EVO - Eval & Assess of Libr Services Mon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online Lisa Hinchliffe 73685
    • IS594FMO - Financial Management Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Benjamin Mead-Harvey 73259

IS 595 Advanced Topics in Organization & Representation

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the fields of Organization & Representation, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS595LD - Linked Data Processing Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Jacob Jett, Inkyung Choi, Timothy Cole 73263
    • IS595LDO - Linked Data Processing Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Online Inkyung Choi, Timothy Cole, Jacob Jett 73937
    • IS595RO - Representing & Org Info Resour Mon 9:00 am - 10:50 am
      Online David Dubin 73262

IS 596 Advanced Topics in Human-Centered Design & Systems

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Human-Centered Design & Systems, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS596AI - AI and Democracy Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Anita Chan 73527
    • IS596GH - Global Health Informatics Wed 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      On-Campus Ian Brooks 73301

IS 597 Advanced Topics in Data Analytics & Data Science

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the fields of Data Analytics & Data Science, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

  • Fall 2020

    • IS597DS - Data Structures & Algorithms Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 73265
    • IS597PR - Progr Analytics & Data Process Wed 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      On-Campus John Weible 73264