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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits3
Lecture
Fall
INFO SCI-201

Information, Computers and Society

A survey of the social, legal and ethical impacts of computers on individuals and society.

  • Gen Ed: Natural & Physical Sciences 2
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
INFO SCI-210

Information Problems

An introduction to understanding and solving information problems, including: a survey of the field of information science; practice in algorithmic thinking; techniques for finding, assessing, organizing, and presenting information; and confrontation with ethical and value issues.

    Credits3
    Lecture
    Fall
    INFO SCI-220

    Controlling Bibliographic Information

    Introduction to libraries as information systems, including print and electronic information control and retrieval, systems of library classification, information search tools and on-line databases, reference materials, indexes, specialized collections and bibliographic networks.

    Prerequisites
    P: none; REC: Comm 200.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Fall
      Odd Only
      INFO SCI-230

      Visual Information

      Practices, problems, and technologies of presenting information visually.

        Credits1-4
        Field EXP
        INFO SCI-299

        Travel Course

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Travel Course
        • Repeatable

        Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

        Prerequisites
        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        • Travel Course
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        INFO SCI-308

        Information Technologies

        A survey of information technologies, their operations and limitations, and how the major electronic technologies are changing and affecting both the workplace and the household.

        Prerequisites
        P: Comm 200 or Info Sci 210.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          INFO SCI-390

          Technical Writing

          Scientific and technical writing for professional and lay audiences, including news articles and features, laboratory reports, training and procedure manuals, grant and contract proposals and technical reports.

          Prerequisites
          P: Eng Comp 100 or 164 or ACT English score of 25 or higher; and completion of nat sci gen educ req.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Spring
            INFO SCI-410

            Advanced Information Problems

            Practice in solving information problems and documenting skills for external audiences.

            Prerequisites
            P: Info Sci 210 and sr st.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Spring
              INFO SCI-430

              Information, Media and Society

              The role of information in society, including interpersonal, mass, and institutional sources, in producing a range of effects on individuals, groups, and society as a whole; critical examination of the changing information environment in legal, economic, political, and social contexts.

              Prerequisites
              P: Comm 102 or 200 or Info Sci 210.
                Credits3
                IND Study
                Spring
                Fall
                INFO SCI-440

                Information and Computing Science Practicum

                A project course in which teams submit proposals to work in an information problem. Projects provide experience in leadership roles, resource allocation, scheduling, documentation, client relations, and presentation. Problems typically draw on a wider array of skills than in other individual classes.

                Prerequisites
                P: sr st.
                  Credits3
                  IND Study
                  Spring
                  Fall
                  INFO SCI-478

                  Honors in the Major

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                  Prerequisites
                  P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
                    Credits1-12
                    Field EXP
                    Spring
                    Fall
                    INFO SCI-497

                    Internship

                    Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: jr st.
                    • Course is repeatable for credit.
                    Credits1-4
                    IND Study
                    Spring
                    Fall
                    INFO SCI-498

                    Independent Study

                    Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
                    • Course is repeatable for credit.
                    Credits1-6
                    Field EXP
                    INFO SCI-499

                    Travel Course

                    • Pre-Requisites
                    • General Education
                    • Travel Course
                    • Repeatable

                    Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                    • Gen Ed: World Culture
                    • Travel Course
                    • Course is repeatable for credit.