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Information Sciences

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
INFO SCI-201

Information, Computers and Society

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

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
INFO SCI-220

Controlling Bibliographic Information

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
INFO SCI-230

Visual Information

Practices, problems, and technologies of presenting information visually.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
INFO SCI-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • 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.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
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: at least 15 credits of supporting core courses in Communication
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
INFO SCI-410

Advanced Information Problems

  • Pre-Requisites

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

Prerequisites
P: Info Sci 210 and sr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
INFO SCI-430

Information, Media and Society

  • Pre-Requisites

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: at least 15 credits of core supporting courses in Communication
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
INFO SCI-440

Information and Computing Science Practicum

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
INFO SCI-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 1-12
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.
Credits 1-4
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.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
INFO SCI-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • 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.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.