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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

  • Summer 2020

    • IS101AO - Intro to Information Sciences Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Judith Pintar 40607

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.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS204AO - Research Design Info Sciences Mon/Tue/Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Online Lori Kendall 40600

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.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS390RGO - Race Gender and Info Tech Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Amanda McLellan 40620

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).

  • Summer 2020

    • IS403AO - Lit and Resources Children Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online Karla Lucht 40670

IS 429 Web Design and Construction for Organizations

This course focuses on the basics of web site design, content development, constructing web pages with standard HTML and CSS. We will also cover usability and accessibility, content management system options, multi-media and interactivity in the context of standard HTML and CSS, procedures and policies for organizations, with a concentration on public, academic and special libraries. Students will investigate, design, and draft a representative site. Students may work work with non-profit and library clients in constructing and redesigning their web sites or design and construct their own personal professional pages.

Previously IS590WD.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS590WDO - Web Content Strategy & Mgmt Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online David Hopping 39586

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.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS452AO - Foundations Info Processing Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 39547
    • IS452AOU - Foundations Info Processing Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 39549

IS 453 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).

Previously IS445.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS445AO - Info Books & Resources Youth Fri 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online Linda Diekman 39546

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.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS455AO - Database Design & Prototyping Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 40523
    • IS455AOU - Database Design & Prototyping Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online Kevin Trainor 40628

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.

  • Summer 2020

    • IS458AO - Instruc Strat Tech Info Prof Tue 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online Melissa Wong 39550