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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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS107AL1 Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Karle Flanagan, Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider 70644
    • IS107AYA Wed 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Anku Adhikari 70645
    • IS107AYB Wed 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus 70646
    • IS107AYC Wed 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Anku Adhikari 70647
    • IS107AYD Wed 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus 70648
    • IS107AYE Fri 8:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus 70649
    • IS107AYF Fri 8:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus 70650
    • IS107AYG Fri 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Sogol Bazargani 70651
    • IS107AYH Fri 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus 70652
    • IS107AYI Fri 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Sogol Bazargani 70653
    • IS107AYJ Fri 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus 70654
    • IS107AYK Fri 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus 70655
    • IS107AYL Fri 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus 70656
  • Fall 2019

    • IS107AL1 Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider, Karle Flanagan 71693
    • IS107AYA Wed 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Wenzhuo Zhou 71694
    • IS107AYB Wed 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Peiyao Sheng 71695
    • IS107AYC Wed 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Wenzhuo Zhou 71696
    • IS107AYD Wed 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Abhishek Ojha 71697
    • IS107AYE Fri 8:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus Zhuohao Zhang, Sogol Bazargani 71698
    • IS107AYF Fri 8:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus Hulya Duygu Yigit 71699
    • IS107AYG Fri 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Hulya Duygu Yigit 71700
    • IS107AYH Fri 10:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Sogol Bazargani 71701
    • IS107AYI Fri 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Peiyao Sheng 71702
    • IS107AYJ Fri 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Hulya Duygu Yigit 71703
    • IS107AYK Fri 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Abhishek Ojha 71704
    • IS107AYL Fri 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm On-Campus Zhuohao Zhang 71705

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 2020

    • IS202AD1 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Jean Kanengoni, Emily Knox 66607
    • IS202AD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox, Jean Kanengoni 66608
    • IS202AD3 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox, DeAnza Williams 66610
    • IS202AD4 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox, Claudia Grisales Bohorquez 66611
    • IS202AD5 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus DeAnza Williams, Emily Knox 66606
    • IS202AD6 Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox, Daniela Delgado Ramos 66609
    • IS202AE1 Mon/Wed 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Emily Knox 66612
    • IS202BD1 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Aiko Takazawa, Lori Kendall 68817
    • IS202BD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 68818
    • IS202BD3 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Aiko Takazawa, Lori Kendall 70214
    • IS202BD4 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Susan Liepert 68819
    • IS202BD5 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall 68820
    • IS202BD6 Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Susan Liepert, Lori Kendall 70217
    • IS202BE1 Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 68816
  • Fall 2019

    • IS202AD1 Thu 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Susan Liepert, Lori Kendall 68248
    • IS202AD2 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Aiko Takazawa, Lori Kendall 68249
    • IS202AD3 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall, Aiko Takazawa 68250
    • IS202AD4 Fri 9:00 am - 9:50 am On-Campus Dianah Kacunguzi, Lori Kendall 68251
    • IS202AD5 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Dianah Kacunguzi 68252
    • IS202AD6 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Susan Liepert 68253
    • IS202AL1 Mon/Wed 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall 68247
  • Spring 2019

    • IS202AD1 Thu 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall, Dianah Kacunguzi 66607
    • IS202AD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall, Dianah Kacunguzi 66608
    • IS202AD4 Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Katherine Kritikos 66610
    • IS202AD5 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lori Kendall, Katherine Kritikos 66611
    • IS202AD6 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Lori Kendall, Katherine Kritikos 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 Kinyetta Nance, Emily Knox 68817
    • IS202BD2 Thu 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Kinyetta Nance, Emily Knox 68818
    • IS202BD3 Fri 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Lettycia Terrones, Emily Knox 68819
    • IS202BD4 Fri 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm On-Campus Lettycia Terrones, Emily Knox 68820
    • IS202BE1 Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Emily Knox 68816

IS 206 Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications

Previously IS 199DCA.

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

  • Spring 2020

    • IS2061C Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Craig Evans 70945

IS 266 Community Innovation

How do communities contribute to transformative, world-changing innovations? Why is their participation indispensable for fostering change? And what makes change ultimately transformative across diverse spaces and time? Community Innovation explores how engagement with interdisciplinary communities and collaborations, as well as histories of globally-changing local innovations from the Illinois were critical to fostering and sustaining new social and technical practices across space and time.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS266A Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:50 pm On-Campus Anita Chan 70448

IS 351 Design of Usable Information Interfaces

Examines issues of Human Computer Interaction and the design of better computer interfaces.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS351A Tue/Thu 11:00 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus Jeffrey Ginger 70127
  • Fall 2019

    • IS351A Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Jeffrey Ginger 68246

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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS390CC Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 66789
  • Fall 2019

    • IS390CC Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 68256
  • Spring 2019

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

IS 390RGI 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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS390RGI Wed 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus David Mussulman 67932

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 2020

    • IS390W1A Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 12:20 pm On-Campus David Hopping 67703
  • Fall 2019

    • IS390W1A On-Campus 71876
  • Spring 2019

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

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).

  • Spring 2020

    • IS403AGO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Kathryn Quealy 70491
    • IS403AUO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Kathryn Quealy 70719
  • 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).

  • Spring 2020

    • IS404AGO Thu 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Rachel Magee 67559
    • IS404AUO Thu 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Rachel Magee 70718
  • 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
  • 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 2020

    • IS409AG Thu 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Daniel Keding 67373
    • IS409AU Thu 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Daniel Keding 67641
  • Summer 2019

    • IS409AO Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Kathleen McDowell 40252
  • Spring 2019

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

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 2020

    • IS418AGO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm Online Martin Wolske 67491
    • IS418AUO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm Online Martin Wolske 70721
  • 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
  • Spring 2019

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

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 2020

    • IS445AO Thu 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online Judith Moreillon 67427
  • Summer 2019

    • IS445AO Wed 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Judith Moreillon 39546
  • Spring 2019

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

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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS451AG Tue 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 67556
    • IS451AU Tue 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 67656
    • IS451AO Tue 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm Online Martin Wolske 67562
  • Fall 2019

    • IS451A Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Martin Wolske 68267
  • Summer 2019

    • IS451AO Tue 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online Adam Rusch 40253
  • 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 2020

    • IS452AG Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 67563
    • IS452AU Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Elizabeth Wickes 67657
    • IS452AO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Elizabeth Wickes 67565
  • Fall 2019

    • IS452A Tue 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Sunny Katiyar, Elizabeth Wickes 68257
    • IS452AO2 Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Jill Naiman, Diptendra Bagchi 71858
    • IS452AO Online 68947
  • Summer 2019

    • IS452AO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 39547
  • Spring 2019

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

IS 455 Database Design and Prototyping

Previously IS 490DBO.

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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS455AGO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 70131
    • IS455AUO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 70722
  • Fall 2019

    • IS455A Fri 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Joo Ho Lee, Catherine Blake, Yun Huang 71895
    • IS455AO Tue 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 71897

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 2020

    • IS457AG Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67407
    • IS457AU Mon 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden 67659
  • Fall 2019

    • IS457AG Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden, Weiting Li 70320
    • IS457AO Wed 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online 70900
    • IS457AU Mon 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Victoria Stodden, Weiting Li 70321
  • 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
    • IS457AO Mon 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm Online Victoria Stodden 69487

IS 458 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.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS458AO Mon 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 66866
  • Fall 2019

    • IS458AG Wed 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Merinda Hensley 70322
    • IS458AO Tue 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Melissa Wong 68948
    • IS458AU Wed 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm On-Campus Merinda Hensley 70323
  • Summer 2019

    • IS458AO Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online Melissa Wong 39550
  • Spring 2019

    • IS458AO Mon 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Melissa Wong 66866

IS 461 Museum Informatics

The course examines various ways that information technologies are and might be used in museums and other cultural heritage settings. Museum websites, visitor apps, interactive exhibits, and uses of digitized and federated collections are explored. Students gain an introduction to Design Thinking by working on a final project that involves the development of a novel computational resource. Students are encouraged to approach class topics from their individual backgrounds in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS461AGO Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Richard Urban 67410
    • IS461AUO Wed 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Online Richard Urban 70756
  • Spring 2019

    • IS461AG Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm On-Campus Michael Twidale 67408
    • IS461AU Thu 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm On-Campus Michael Twidale 67660
    • IS461AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Richard Urban 67410

IS 462 Information Assurance

The course provides an introduction to the concepts, technologies, practices and challenges of Information Assurance. It takes a broad view of Information Security and Privacy and covers the essential principles for the protection of information systems; the relevant technologies; organizational concerns; policies, human aspects; legal approaches; criminology; and ethical issues. Students will gain an appreciation for the difficulty of designing, developing, deploying and maintaining information systems, services and software products that are secure and comply with expectations of security and privacy.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS462AO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Masooda Bashir 69151
  • Spring 2019

    • IS462AO Wed 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Masooda Bashir 69151

IS 490CI Community Informatics Studio

Studio-based learning methods, which are common in art and architectural education, are used to help students address a real-world problem or 'case' within a social justice framework. Working in teams and mentored by the instructor and experts, students will learn how to 'be a professional' in an environment in which process is as important as project.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490CIG Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 67483
    • IS490CIU Tue/Thu 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm On-Campus Martin Wolske 70724

IS 490DA Database Administration and Scaling for IS

Requires Instructor approval, please email John Weible at jweible@illinois.edu. The course incorporates aspects of database administration and systems architecture relevant to computational information science work. Given the rise of NOSQL systems and big data trends in analytics, the course will explore and compare several types of scalable database engines. Develops practical skills and representative tools for providing reliable and efficient DBMS infrastructure to support activities like data analytics within a context of production systems. Student teams will experiment and present findings to the class.  Prerequisites: prior knowledge of SQL and DB design similar to IS490DB plus comfort with command-line tools and installing complex software.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS490 DA Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Thomas Habing, John Weible 69372

IS 490DB Introduction to Databases

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 2019

    • IS490DBO Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Online Kevin Trainor 39603
  • Spring 2019

    • IS490DB Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Tatum Hawkins 67397

IS 490GH Global Health Informatics

The course will examine the current state of global health informatics from both a local and global perspective, including opportunities and challenges. Focus will be placed on the transition from paper-based records to electronic systems, with a particular emphasis on large international open-source initiatives and the use of mobile devices. Guest speakers will share their experiences with WHO, cell phone based education, and regulatory issues. No programming or statistical experience is required.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490GHG Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Ian Brooks 71994
    • IS490GHU Thu 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm On-Campus Ian Brooks 71995

IS 490IT 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.

  • Spring 2019

    • IS490ITG Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Michael Twidale 67398
    • IS490ITU Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Michael Twidale 67661

IS 490PD Playful Design Methods

In this immersive and experiential course, students consider "playfulness" as a key aspect of design methodologies and practices. Looking closely at the philosophical, social, and relational dynamics of play from multiple disciplinary angles, students will explore how playful approaches to design thinking and other design methodologies can encourage collaboration, engagement, and emergent, transformative solutions to a range of challenges that face us in our rapidly-changing, information-based culture.  The course aims to build student competency in design methods through a sequence of project experiences arising from a deep consideration of play.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490PDG Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Judith Pintar 69287
    • IS490PDU Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Judith Pintar 69288
  • Spring 2019

    • IS490PDG Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Judith Pintar 69287
    • IS490PDU Tue/Thu 9:30 am - 10:50 am On-Campus Judith Pintar 69288

IS 490SC Social Computing

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to fundamental theories, methods, technologies and applications of social computing. Students learn about this emerging discipline from two perspectives: First, basic principles of collective information production and processing, and methods for studying these principles. Topics include prediction markets, games with a purpose, open source software development, social media, social networks, information visualization, and online games. Second, socio-technical aspects of the design and usage of respective technologies. This includes participation, privacy and security. Students learn how to solve problems in social computing in a systematic and rigorous fashion. At the end of the course, students will be able to design, manage and execute social computing projects for scholarly and commercial use, and to critically assess work in this area.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490SCG Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Yun Huang 70533
    • IS490SCU Mon 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Yun Huang 70725

IS 490SM Social Media and Global Change

This course covers the impact of global and national computer networks on politics, culture, and social relations during a time of upheaval and revolutionary change. Topics may include the new social media, the politics and culture of the internet, hacktivism, cyber warfare, and mobile telephony and their role in the formation, dissemination, manipulation, and suppression of public opinion in Russia/Eurasia, the China/Pacific region, Central/South America, as well as Africa, Iran, and the Middle East.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490SMG Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 71810
    • IS490SMU Fri 9:00 am - 11:50 am On-Campus Damian Duffy 71811

IS 490TE Introduction to Technology in LIS

This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of technology in library and information science (LIS). Following an overview of information system concepts, terminology and usage in organizations, there will be discussions covering a wide variety of topics including hardware and software, systems development (traditional and modern methods), programming languages, databases and the internet. Special attention will be paid to the knowledge and skills needed to succeed at the iSchool (servers, file access and management, office software, markup languages, website design and development, etc.) and LIS professional settings. Application of concepts is key. Readings will be supplemented with hands-on exercises and collaborative projects.

  • Fall 2019

    • IS490TEO Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Online Amanda McLellan 68950

IS 490TL Teen Library Programs

This course examines youth services by surveying how libraries and other organizations serving youth meet young people?s developmental, informational, social, personal, and cultural needs through programs. The course will provide practical experience and theoretical knowledge for understanding the value and impact of library programs for teens; strategies, techniques, and resources for developing programs; approaches for ensuring programs are relevant to service communities; and methods for assessment and evaluation of program success.

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490TLO Tue 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Online Rachel Magee 70441

IS 490YS Youth Services Community Engagement

This service-learning course will examine youth services by exploring how young people's information and educational needs are met by community institutions and organizations. We will draw upon youth services librarianship and youth informatics concepts to explore youth informatics in after school programs, community center programs, and other institutions that serve young people. 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

    • IS490YSO Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online Rachel Magee 68957