Num. Title Desc.
IMS 380

Introduction to Identity Management

Restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program.

An introductory overview of identity management and security, presenting working definitions and models of Personal Identifiable Information (PII), identity theft, and fraud. As well as security challenges, best practices, and solutions for
identity management, security, and privacy across different market sectors.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 381

Identity in Society & Community

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program.

Examination of how identity is socially and culturally variable and fluid, changing throughout history and differing from place to place. Subjects include anthropological study of identity; societal norms; and individual, device, communal, and organizational identities.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 382

Identity & Public Policy

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program.

Overview of how identity and public policy relate to each other. Examines key
identity policy areas including privacy, surveillance, identity theft, health information, business-to-business relationships, and the co-evolution of identity and information technologies.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 383

Identity Business Practices & Governance

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security
program.

Organizational perspective on the management and governance of identity assets. Examines business practices and governance mechanisms for minimizing risks and maximizing returns of identity assets.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 384

Identity Communication

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program.

Framing messages and the impact on identity and privacy; effective crisis management
communications; communication and business continuity planning; time management; sense making processes in organizational crisis; and reputation management.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 385

Identity Risk and Benefit Analysis

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program.

Overview and evaluation of risks and benefits related to identity information in multiple sectors including financial services, healthcare, consumer services, government, education, and energy.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 385T

Special Topics in Identity Management & Security

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program.

Study of the characteristics of identity information and the technologies, actors, and questions involved in managing, protecting, and securing identity information.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 386

Identity Security

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program. Identity enrollment and authentication for cyber and physical access and transactions, cryptography, biometrics, device identity security, and security culture.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 387

Identity Information Management & Repositories

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security
program.

Knowledge and data management, storage, and mining. Examines data breaches and information representation and algorithms. Attention to information management applications in all market sectors for enrollment, authentication, fraud detection, and fraud prevention.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 388

Identity & Law

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program.

Identity-related laws and other policy instruments, different classes of protected personal
information, and multiple genres of legal information and legal writing. Legal requirements and social responsibilities as they pertain to data protection and the prevention of different types of

identity theft crimes. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IMS 398R

Master's Report

Restricted to students in the Master of Science in Identity Management and Security program.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report
option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of graduate adviser.

INF 181

Individual Studies - RESTRICTED (1 hour credit)

In-depth study of a problem or topic related to information studies, usually culminating in an examination or a scholarly written report. With consent of the graduate advisor, may be repeated for credit.

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Individual instruction.

INF 181 is only worth 1 hour of semester credit. Students wanting 2 or 3 hours of credit should take INF 281 or INF 381 respectively.

INF 181E

Electronic Portfolio

Creation of a website that displays the student's professional aims, interests, and pursuits, including resume and work samples. Designed to be taken during the final semester of the Master of Science in Information Studies degree program.

Individual instruction.

INF 188T

Internship in Libraries & Other Information Agencies - RESTRICTED

Supervised fieldwork.

For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

May not be counted toward any degree in the School of Information.

INF 281

Individual Studies - RESTRICTED (2 hours credit)

In-depth study of a problem or topic related to information studies, usually culminating in an examination or a scholarly written report. With consent of the graduate advisor, may be repeated for credit.

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Individual instruction.

INF 281 is worth 2 hours of semester credit. Students wanting 1 or 3 hours of credit should take INF 181 or INF 381 respectively.

INF 288T

Internship in Libraries & Other Information Agencies - RESTRICTED

Supervised fieldwork.

For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

May not be counted toward any degree in the School of Information.

INF 303D

Academic Success in the Digital University

Exposure to a wide variety of information and academic resources, tools, and skills. Focus is on the digital landscape of higher education. Subjects include features of the primary learning management system used; communication and organizational tools; library resources; basic online research resources; and ethical and safety concerns.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 304D

Introduction to Information Studies

"Overview of the information field as it relates to the technology-based world culture. Topics may include the idea of information, information in relation to
technology and culture, human-computer interaction, information technology in education, information literacy and the "digital divide," information and communication technology, information and gender, public information policy, and information organization and preservation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies 304D, 304W may not both be counted.

Note: Beginning in fall 2016, some sections of this course will place additional emphasis on Human Computer Interaction.

INF 304D

Introduction to Information Studies (HCI/UX Emphasis)

"Overview of the information field as it relates to the technology-based world culture. Topics may include the idea of information, information in relation to
technology and culture, human-computer interaction, information technology in education, information literacy and the "digital divide," information and communication technology, information and gender, public information policy, and information organization and preservation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies 304D, 304W may not both be counted.

*Sections designated for Computer Science majors will include additional emphasis on human computer interaction.

INF 315C

Topics In Human-Computer Interaction

Fundamental concepts, techniques, and questions in human-computer interaction. Topics
covered may include user research, interaction design, user interface design, and usability.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 315E

Information and Culture

Examines information as a cultural phenomenon. Topics may include e-commerce, privacy and secrecy, censorship, information as a commodity, Internet culture, access to cultural heritage, and control of the cultural record.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Information Studies 315E and 315W may not both be counted unless the topics vary.

INF 322T

Children's Literature

Evaluation, selection, and proper and creative use of books and other media with children. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Information Studies 322T and 322W may not both be counted.

INF 327E

Information and People

Study of how individuals and groups create meaning. Explores research topics concerning people and communication, including information literacy, organizations and innovation, knowledge management, and identifying information needs.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Information studies 327e and 327w may not both be counted unless the topics vary.

INF 331C

Beyond Google

A general introduction to information searching and evaluating information in digital, print, visual, and aural formats.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies 331C and 331w may not both be counted.

INF 335C

Information In Cyberspace (HCI/UX Emphasis)

An overview of the history and social impact of Internet, Web, and other network technologies. Students will learn methods and tools of media creation with an emphasis on technological self-sufficiency.

Up to three lecture hours a week for one semester, supplemented by web-based instruction.

Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 312, 335C, 335W.

*this course supersedes INF 335W as of fall 2016.

INF 335C

Information in Cyberspace

An overview of the history and social impact of Internet, Web, and other network technologies. Students will learn methods and tools of media creation with an emphasis on technological self-sufficiency.

Up to three lecture hours a week for one semester, supplemented by web-based instruction.

Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 312, 335C, 335W.

*this course supersedes INF 335W as of fall 2016.

INF 343C

Information Organization and Access

Basic aspects of representing and organizing information resources in digital information settings. Introduces the fundamentals of identifying informational objects, including description, content indication, and metadata.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 343C and INF 343W may not both be counted.

INF 350C

Advanced Topics In Human-Computer Interaction

Advanced concepts, techniques, and questions in human-computer interaction. Topics covered may include the design of rich interfaces, evaluation of interactive systems, and visual design.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 350E

Information Technology

Design and use of information technologies, including interface design, trends in information technology development, usability, information retrieval, immersive media, and information architecture.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Information Studies 350E and 350W may not both be counted unless the topics vary.

INF 350E.01

Technologies of the Book

Design and use of information technologies, including interface design, trends in information technology development, usability, information retrieval, immersive media, and information architecture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information studies 350E and 350W may not both be counted unless the topics vary.

Topic 1: Technologies of the Book.

INF 350G

Information in Society

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 371C

Projects In Human-Computer Interaction

Hands-on user experience design project. Students examine users' needs; complete an
interactive system design, evaluation, re-design; and/or similar tasks.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 371E

Projects In Information Studies

Study of a current practical question, phenomenon, or controversy involving information. Includes designing, evaluating, and testing an information system or producing a project report.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 380C

Information in Social and Cultural Context

Examines the role of information in human activities, particularly in relation to particular social and cultural contexts. Examines how individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, and society at large create, find, use, understand, share, transform, and curate information.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Effective Fall 2014, MSIS students must earn a grade of B or better in the MSIS core courses (below) in order for the courses to apply to the master's degree. A grade of B- does NOT satisfy this requirement.

INF 380D

Designing Dynamic Web Pages

Principles and practices for designing, developing, and evaluating interactive desktop and mobile Web pages. Theories and models for color, styles, and interactive page elements, such as forms. Students create and evaluate Web pages using current technologies, such as XHTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, and Adobe Flash.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 380E

Perspectives on Information

A multi-disciplinary and historical examination of information as a primary and foundational concept. Contrasts key literature from information studies with perspectives from other fields.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Effective Fall 2014, MSIS students must earn a grade of B or better in the MSIS core courses (below) in order for the courses to apply to the master's degree. A grade of B- does NOT satisfy this requirement.

INF 380K

Internet Applications

Introduction to Internet concepts, protocols, applications, and services. Examines the impact of policy and management decisions on current and future developments, and studies the design and implementation of Internet applications, including HTML, CSS, and related tools.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies 380K and 380W may not both be counted.

INF 380P

Introduction to Programming

Introduction to problem solving and structured thinking, with an emphasis on design and implementation. Concepts and constructs underlying modern programming languages, such as data types, variables, operators, procedures, functions, classes, and objects. Includes significant hands-on programming opportunities in designing Web, mobile, or desktop applications.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 381

Individual Studies - RESTRICTED (3 hours credit)

In-depth study of a problem or topic related to information studies, usually culminating in an examination or a scholarly written report. With consent of the graduate advisor, may be repeated for credit.

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INF 381 is worth 3 hours of semester credit. Students wanting 2 or 3 hours of credit should take INF 281 or INF 381 respectively.

INF 381W

Advanced Problems in Information Studies - web-based - RESTRICTED

Study of a problem or topic related to information studies.

With consent of the graduate adviser, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 382C

Understanding and Serving Users

Overview of human-computer interaction, understanding client groups, information filters, information literacy and information-seeking behavior, as well as user studies and usability testing.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 382D

Introduction to Information Resources and Services

Major reference resources and strategies useful in providing information services in libraries and other information agencies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies 382D and 382W may not both be counted.

INF 382E

Materials for Children

A survey of children's literature; materials in various formats suitable for use by and with children. Evaluation tools, application of selection and evaluation criteria, and planning for the use of materials.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 382F

Materials for Young Adults

Evaluation, selection and use of books and other media to meet the needs of young adults of middle-school and high-school age.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 382G

Information Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults

Examines the evaluation, selection, and use of books and other media for young adults of junior and senior high school age. Briefly surveys the reading experience, psychology of adolescence, and reading interests of young adults. Includes extensive reading and viewing.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester


May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 382H

Legal Information Resources

Identification of relevant legal information resources, efficient retrieval of legal information, and the role of technology in legal information access.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies 382H and 382L (Topic: Legal Information Resources) may not be counted.

INF 382K

Information Resources in the Health Sciences

Evaluation of conventional and online health information resources used by consumers and health care professionals for health promotion and disease and disorder prevention, diagnosis, treatment, ad management. Includes traditional and alternative approaches, genetic clinical information approaches, and evidence-based approaches to the use of resources.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 382L

Information Resources and Services

Evaluation and use of printed online information resources and services in specialized areas, with emphasis on new information technologies. Information-seeking behavior of users, document delivery, new roles of the information specialist in user support, and information needs of a variety of clients.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 382N

Information Resources in Business

Communication patterns, bibliographic organization and information resources in business and industry.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 382P

Competitive Intelligence Resources and Strategies

Resources and strategies for market and competitive analysis. Research and analysis of market trends and financial, technical, and cultural strengths and weaknesses of companies. Online, print, and primary research and analytical techniques. Ethics, process, and presentation are emphasized.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 382R

Introduction to Scientific Data Informatics

Introduction to the characteristics of scientific data and the emerging practices applied
toward their management and preservation.

The class will include (1) an introduction to the information properties of scientific data, and scientific data modeling; (2) an introduction to emerging semantic web approaches of describing these data sets; (3) hands-on assessments and evaluations of public scientific data sets; and (4) discussions of current issues in scientific data sharing, publication, and preservation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 382S

Library Instruction and Information Literacy

History of instruction in information service settings; learning theory, including learning styles; professional organizations involved in supporting instruction; instructional delivery modes and materials; and evaluation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 382T

Information Services: Theory, Techniques, and Subject Areas

Exploration of reference services; and evaluation and use of printed and online information resources and services, with emphases on interpersonal communication and new information technologies. Information needs and information-seeking behavior or users; and new roles of the information specialist in user services. Includes information resources an services in the humanities and social sciences.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies 382L (Topic 1: Information Resources in the Humanities) and 382T may not both be counted; Information Studies 382L(Topic 2: Information Resources in the Social Sciences) and 382T may not both be counted.

INF 382U

Electronic Resources for Children and Youth Seminar

Exploration of digital information resources available for children and youth, including the range of content and availability, how information resources are conceived and created, and the implications of these resources for school and public libraries.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies 382G (Topic 2: Electronic Resources for Children and Youth) and 382U may not both be counted.

INF 382V

Visual Resources for Youth Seminar

The history and selection criteria of the Caldecott Award; the history of picture books and publishing; academic and professional literature about children's materials; and selection criteria for picture books, including evaluating children's literature and developing the tools to analyze picture books for narrative, artistic, and compositional elements. Illustrative techniques and their effectiveness in relation to particular texts.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies 382G (Topic 1: Visual Resources for Youth) and 382V may not both be counted.

INF 383D

Mathematical Foundations of Information Studies

Introduction to traditional finite mathematical concepts, including probability distributions and models, linear equations, matrix algebra, linear statistical models, basic information theory, and the use of mathematical and statistical software for modeling and data analysis.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 383E

Interpreting Implicit Information on the Web

Theories and methods of Internet language and image interpretation. Examines persuasion, group and individual identity projection, and group-value demonstration. Focuses on how discourse is shaped by ideology, social forces, and the knowledge and beliefs of its producers within several information contexts, such as online communities, education, science, and healthcare.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 383H

Introduction to Digital Humanities

A hands-on introduction to guiding infrastructural and institutional developments involved in digital scholarship. Areas of focus include archives, collection, and scholarly editions; data curation; funding; text encoding; tool building; scholarly publishing; and visualization.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Information Studies 383H and 385T (Topic: Introduction to Digital Humanities) may not both be counted.

INF 383S

Library Information Science, Espionage, and Intelligence Gathering

Examines the historical and conceptual linkages between the field of library information science and the practices of intelligence gathering and espionage. Explores the role and structure of the intelligence community, the similarities and contrasts between intelligence practitioners and other information professionals, and historical case studies that illuminate areas of overlap and cooperation between the disciplines.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 384C

Organizing Information

Introduction to the concepts of information organization, representation, and classification. Consideration of different traditions of practice and user concerns.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 384D

Collection Management

Philosophical and social context, objectives and methodology of evaluating and selecting library materials.

INF 384F

Seminar in Information Organization

Critical, in-depth examination of significant concepts in information organization.

INF 384H

Concepts of Information Retrieval

Foundations and emerging areas of research in information retrieval and filtering, including system evaluation, major underlying models in the field, empirical methods of document classification, and applications of data mining techniques (such as clustering and dimensionality reduction) for information management.

INF 384M

Topics In Description and Metadata

Principles and practices for describing information resources.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 384R

Digital Repositories

Introduction to issues in selecting, managing, and using digital repositories in diverse institutional settings. Covers repository models, collections, metadata, interoperability, preservation, policies, work flows, interfaces,
visualization, applications, and services. Includes working with different repository software. Examines the impact of repositories on institutional culture, work practices, and publication models.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 384W

Descriptive Cataloging and Metadata

Descriptive Cataloging and Metadata. Standards, rules, and metadata formats for representing information entities in library catalogs and other bibliographic systems. Emphasis on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules and the MARC metadata format. Web-based instruction; no class meetings. Information Studies 384E and 384W may not both be counted.

INF 385C

Human Computer Interaction

The history and importance of human-computer interaction (HCI), theories of HCI design, modeling of computer users and interfaces, empirical techniques for analyzing systems and interfaces, interface design, and styles of interaction. Emphasis on reviewing research papers, current works, and future directions in HCI research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385E

Information Architecture and Design

The theory and design of information architecture: models that provide structure and context for information to shape meaning, purpose, and utility toward understanding. Students present theoretical reviews; map and design; and develop novel information architectures using a variety of methods and software applications. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385G

Advanced Usability

Designed to build upon the skills covered in Information Studies 385P. Individual project evaluating a Web site or other software user interface. Students devise a plan for testing, secure IRB approval to test human subjects, conduct study, analyze date, write a report, and present the results and conclusions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385H

Digital Media Design

Design and production of graphic, audio, video, and multimedia materials, with emphasis on aesthetics and usability. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385K

Projects in Human-Computer Interaction

Projects based on theories of human-computer interaction design, modeling of computer users and interfaces, empirical techniques for analyzing systems and interfaces, interface design, and styles of interaction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385L

Information Networks

History, design, and use of digital information networks. Emphasis on origins of the Internet in the United States, varied technical models for networked information services, and social analysis of networked communication from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Includes close review of classic papers in networked communication as well as current works. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385M

Database Management

Principles and practices of database management and database design. Discussion and implementation of a database. Application life cycle, data dictionaries, relational database design, SQL queries, reports and other interfaces to database data, and documentation. Students work on individual and group projects.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Enrollment is restricted to iSchool degree seekers as of Summer 2017.

INF 385N

Informatics

Investigation of informatics movements around the world and in various disciplines and professions, such as biomedicine, nursing, public health, education, business, law, and public affairs. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385P

Usability

The basics of user-centered design through the lifecycle of a software product. Includes perceptual, psychological, and other scientific underpinnings of usability and the justification for the application of usability engineering in software development. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385Q

Knowledge Management Systems

Survey of knowledge management systems that enable the access and coordination of knowledge management systems that enable the access and coordination of knowledge assets, including intranets, groupware, Weblogs, instant messaging, content management systems, and e-mail in both individual and organizational contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385R

Survey of Digitization

Introduction to the issues and trends in digitization initiatives and management, including project planning and management, asset delivery and management systems, interoperability and the importance of standards, copyright and other legal issues, metadata basics digital preservation, and specific digitization processes for documents, images, video, and sound. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385S

Digital Libraries

Research, development, and evaluation issues in digital libraries, including collection development and digitization; provision of access to multimedia materials; access strategies and interfaces; metadata and interoperability; and the implications of digital libraries with respect to policy and social issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385T

Special Topics in Information Science

Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 385T.1

Presenting Information

Visual, numerical, textual, and verbal presentation of information based on fundamental theories of human information perception and communication. Examples may include tables, graphs, dashboards, infographics, and reports.

INF 385T.2

Visualization

Concepts, principles, strategies, techniques, and tools for the visual presentation of large, high-density, or complex information resources from a variety of disciplines such as the sciences, humanities, law, arts, and business.

INF 385T.3

Human Computation & Crowdsourcing

Introduction to the theory, methods, and applications of human computation and crowdsourcing; covering a breadth of key concepts as well as more specialized depth in one or more key sub-areas.

INF 385T.4

Mobile Interaction Design

Introduction to the design of mobile interactions with emphasis on research and analysis, conceptual design, mobile interface prototyping, and the basics of interface evaluation and usability testing.

INF 385T.5

Data Mining

A hands-on introductory overview of the applications, methods, tools, and technologies that constitute data science and data mining. Fundamentals of Python and R programming languages and relevant libraries. A semester project applying the learned methods and technologies to a specific dataset.

Three lecture hours for one semester.

Information Studies 385T (Topic: Data Mining) and 385T (Topic 5) may not both be counted.

INF 385T.6

Information Modeling

An introduction to fundamental information modeling methods such as relational database design, conceptual modeling, markup systems, and ontologies.

Information 385T (Topic: Information Modeling) and 385T (Topic 6) may not both be counted

INF 385T.7

Information Science in the Intelligence Community

Introduction to the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and the world of espionage from a Library and Information Science perspective: how intelligence agencies collect, manage, and analyze data and information to produce actionable insights for policymakers.

Information 385T (Topic: Intelligence Gathering) and 385T (Topic 7) may not both be counted.

INF 385U

Digital Media Collections

Collection design, resource selection, description and organization, development of user access mechanisms. May include collection considerations in regards to various media, workflow and project management, audience analysis, and notions of authorship in the collection context. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Information Studies 385T (Topic: Creating and Using Digital Media Collections) and 385U may not both be counted.

INF 385V

Health Informatics

Introduction to health informatics; includes fundamentals of information in biomedicine, nursing, public health, bioinformatics and genomics, electronic records, and integrated systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 385W

Security Informatics

Explores information, computer, and network security in several contexts. Examines business impacts of security, societal implications of the protection of information resources, and technical aspects of securing information technology systems and data.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 386

History of Information and Society

Topics on the histories of information; libraries; archives; information science, technology, and businesses; conservation; and museums.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 386C

Archives, Records, and Preservation in the Modern World

Progress of archival enterprise, records management, and preservation administration from the Renaissance to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 386E

Information and Culture

Examines information as a cultural phenomenon; may include e-commerce, privacy and secrecy, censorship, information as a commodity, Internet culture, access to cultural heritage, and control of the cultural record.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 386G

Gender, Technology, and Information

Definitions of and metaphors for technologies; in-depth analysis of feminism and science and technologies studies, masculinities and technologies, woman's underrepresentation in technology, reproductive and sexual technologies, domestic technologies, design and architecture, book clubs and reading, and gender and (information) articulation work.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Only one of the following may be counted: Graduate School 390J (Topic: Gender, Technology, and Information), Information Studies 386G, Women's and Gender Studies 393 (Topic: Gender, Technology, and Information).

INF 386H

Theory and Methods of Oral History

Theories of oral history; practical methods for producing, recording, annotating, and searching oral and video histories; archival issues related to documentation of oral histories; use of oral histories in various scholarly fields.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 387

Administration

Theory and practice in the design, behavior, evaluation, and administration of libraries and other information agencies and systems. Marketing of information organizations and resources. Administrative applications of technology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 387C

Managing Information Organizations

Management theory, concepts, processes, and practices as applied to information agencies and systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Information Studies 387C and 387W may not both be counted.

INF 387E

Evaluating Information Programs

Use of evaluation in support of decision making, setting priorities, allocating scarce resources, and improving programs. Students study how to conceptualize, design, implement, and report on evaluation in the context of working with a local client. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 387M

Information Marketing

Marketing of information agencies, systems, services, publications, and software and hardware products to consumer clientele. Includes marketing research, planning, user studies, product development, communication, pricing and distribution for profit and nonprofit organizations. Study of the information brokerage function. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 387T

Information Technology and Work

Examines the role information technology plays in modern work. Case studies of historical and modern examples of technology implementation and work transformation. Includes qualitative techniques, such as interviewing and observing, for data collection; data analysis; and presentation of data.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 388C

School Library Management

Philosophy, objectives, and management of the school library; emphasis on facilities, staff resources, administrative procedures, and programs and services. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Information Studies 388C and 388W may not both be counted.

INF 388D

Planning and Management of Programs for Children and Young Adults

Designing and planning effective services and programs for children and young adults: technologies, information need analysis, and trends. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 388E

Historical Museums: Context and Practice

The process of exhibit creation in historical museums, from planning through development to opening and maintenance, as a negotiation among stakeholders for influence on the story that is told. Students visit local historical museums and examine how presentations are influenced by the institutional position of the museum, including its history and resources; the concerns of museum employees; the influence of the audience and of those who are directly affected or represented by an exhibit; and the role of contractual professionals. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 388K

Organizational Environments

Mission, goals, and objectives of specific information settings.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 388K.01

Public Libraries

History, missions, values, governance, funding, services, user communities, architecture, leadership, and issues in public librarianship.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 388K.02

Academic Libraries

The relationship of academic library management to trends in postsecondary education, to the institution the library serves, and to the research community at large.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 388K.03

Special Libraries

Development and management of special libraries and information centers.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies 388F and 388K (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

INF 388K.05

Rare Book and Special Collections

Administration of rare book and manuscript collections. Introduction to analytical bibliography.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 388K.06

Law Libraries

Overview of law librarianship, the discipline of law, and the culture of the legal environment, including the context in which law librarians, legal publishers, and other legal information professionals work.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 388L

Professional Experience and Project

Study of a practical problem, current phenomenon, or professional issue in an institutional setting. Students prepare a final project intended for publication.

Conference course.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

INF 388R

Practicum in School Libraries

Fieldwork in varied school library settings under the supervision of
qualified personnel.

At least 160 hours of supervised fieldwork for one semester.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 388Q, 388R, 388S.

Participants will not ordinarily receive monetary compensation.

INF 388T

Internship in Libraries and Other Information Agencies - RESTRICTED

Supervised fieldwork.

For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

May not be counted toward any degree in the School of Information.

INF 389C

Archival and Records Enterprise

Theory and practice of archival administration and records management. Problems in acquiring, organizing, and providing for use of archives and office records; issues in deterioration and care of paper, books, photographic material, magnetic records, and other media through preservation programs for libraries and archives.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit.

INF 389E

Introduction to Records Management

Systems for controlling recorded information in an organizational setting.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 389G

Introduction to Electronic and Digital Records

Examines personal recordkeeping and information management to explore the creation, management, and preservation of digital information. Includes current developments in digital technology that affect recordkeeping.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 389J

Appraisal and Selection of Records

Investigates the history, theory, and practice of selecting and appraising records information for permanent or quasi-permanent retention in an archival environment. Explores influences of other stakeholders on the selection and appraising process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 389K

Life Cycle Metadata for Digital Objects

Constructing the "metadata continuum" in order to understand how metadata may function as an authenticating wrapper for an electronic record. Analysis of the elements of the continuum, including records surveys and inventories, creation metadata, active management metadata, records schedules, accession records, cataloging and description metadata, maintenance records, and usage records. Three lecture hours a week for one semester

INF 389M

Introduction to Issues in Records Information

Exploration of the fundamentals of records information and their role in society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 389N

Seminar in Archival Enterprise

Theory and practice of archival administration and records management. Problems in acquiring, organizing, preserving, and providing for use of administrative and collected archives.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 389R

Introduction to Archival Enterprise I

Introduction to the records aspect of archival enterprise, from acquisition to use, with emphasis on arrangement and description.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
INF 389D and INF 389R may not both be counted.

INF 389S

Introduction to Archival Enterprise II

Administrative and professional issues, including organizing the work of a repository, management issues, marketing, space, law, and ethics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Information Studies 389D and 389S may not both be counted.

INF 390C

Copyright: Legal and Cultural Perspectives

Digital and other important communication technologies; how copyright in the U.S. developed and has evolved; and copyright seen from a number of disciplinary points of view, such as legal studies, cultural history, and public policy. Other subjects may include the culural commons; natural rights arguments for copyright versus social bargain and statutory arguments; identifying and protecting th epublic interest in information; the law of copyright and cultural categories such as the author, the work, intellectual property, and creation; and important federal court cases. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Information Studies 390C and 390N (Topic: Copyright: Legal and Cultural Perspectives) may not both be counted.

INF 390N

Information Policy

Critical examination of conflicts and trends in information policy in private organizations and in federal, state, and international public-sector organizations.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 390N.01

Federal Information Policy

Exploration of major information-policy conflicts around topics such as privacy, surveillance, and freedom of information; in-depth analysis of the implications of digital technologies in the post-9/11 United States. Designed to help students develop skill in policy analysis as a research method and familiarity with many kinds of sources of information about federal information policy.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 390N.02

Seminar in Information Policy

Analysis of issues and trends in information policy in various environments.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 390P

Topics in Privacy

Policy, value systems, and critical theory regarding privacy, studied from historical, sociological, feminist, or other perspectives.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 391D

Doctoral Inquiry in Information Studies

Topics in the theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of information studies.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 391D.06

Directed Readings - RESTRICTED

The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

INF 391D.07

Directed Research - RESTRICTED

The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the Graduate Coordinator for registration.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

INF 391D.08

Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory I - RESTRICTED

Foundations of inquiry in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and review of theories and methods of inquiry in Information Studies in particular.

INF 391D.09

Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory II - RESTRICTED

Epistemological concepts and processes of theory generation and testing in Information Studies, with special attention to explicit problems of interest to the student.

INF 391D.10

Survey of Information Studies - RESTRICTED

An overview of the major ideas, concepts, and theories of Information Studies.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 391D.11

The Research Enterprise - RESTRICTED

An overview of the nature and purposes of research, and common methods and methodologies in information studies.

INF 391D.12

Disciplinary Foundations For Information Studies - RESTRICTED

An overview of concepts, results, and perspectives from philosophical, social science, humanistic, design, and technological disciplines that provide important underpinnings for Information Studies.

INF 391E

Advanced Topics in Information Studies - RESTRICTED

Advanced study of specific topics in Information Studies. Intended primarily for doctoral students in the School of Information

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 391F

Advanced Topics in Research Methods, Methodologies, and Design

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 391G

Doctoral Writing Seminar

Intensive writing, critique, and rewriting to assist senior doctoral students with refining their research writing in preparation for qualifying papers, dissertation proposals, and formal publications.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit.

INF 392C

Preservation Administration and Services

Theory and practice of preservation administration and services. Problems in planning,
organizing, and implementing preservation work in libraries, archives, and museums.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit.

INF 392D

Preservation Basics

Fundamental issues and problem solving in the preservation of cultural heritage collections in libraries and archives. Topics include the development and ethics of preservation and conservation, types and causes of deterioration, preventive care and stabilization, monitoring and controlling interior environments, reformatting, and performing preservation-needs assessments. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 392E

Materials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Underlying factors in the physical nature of materials; concepts of permanence, durability, and deterioration; challenges of both traditional and modern collections; emphasis on print and photographic collections. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 392F

Risk Assessment and Collections Management

Agents of deterioration, including physical forces, security, disaster, and environmental conditions; risk assessment, strategies to reduce risk, and personal safety. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 392G

Management of Preservation Programs

Management of specific preservation strategies for cultural record; preservation policy; the selection process for preservation; minor mending and repair operations; library binding and conservation treatment; preservation assessments; emergency preparedness; contracting for services; and budgeting, grant writing, and fundraising for preservation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 392H

Creating Sustainable Digital Collections

Hands-on activities that focus on building sustainable collections of digitized resources. Designed to help students gain curatorial understanding of the media to be digitized and knowledge of and experience with the technical and managerial aspects of the digitization process. Includes creation of metadata and digital preservation strategies for long-term access. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 392K

Digital Archiving and Preservation

Examines the permanent archiving of digital information. Covers media refreshment, emulation, migration, and electronic records repository construction and administration. Case study projects involving campus repositories and off-campus institutions. Students use legacy hardware and software and digital forensics tools to preprocess digital collections for repository storage. Also explores issues in long-term electronic records preservation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 392L

Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Study of audio recording through a chronological examination of the development of recording; basic care and preservation of recordings; economics of audio preservation; and stability concerns of modern media. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 392M

Advanced Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Exploration of changing concepts in the nature of audio information in different formats, issues of access within the context of preservation, criteria for prioritization of materials to be reformatted, considerations in invasive versus minimal restoration, and study of rare formats. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 392P

The Politics of Preservation

Introduction to the components of the media industries, using the available literature as well as the University's film and video resources. The course employs both a theoretical and a practical approach to the archival media product. Debate over defining historical media material as artifact complements discussion of the realities of digitization and physical deterioration.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 393C

Conservation Laboratory Techniques

Analysis, housing, and treatment of physical objects.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

INF 393C.08

Conservation Science I

Introduction to physical and chemical properties of materials used in fabrication, identification and repair of books, photographs, manuscripts and related objects.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 393C.09

Conservation Science II

Advanced exploration of the physical and chemical properties of materials used in fabrication; and identification and repair of books, photographs, manuscripts, and related objects. Includes a research investigation of a typical conservation problem.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

INF 393C.10

Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper

Basic techniques for care and handling of paper materials including but not limited to mending; dry cleaning; humidification and flattening; exhibit design and installation; enclosures; documentation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 393C.11

Treatment Techniques for Bound Materials

Basic techniques for care and handling of bound materials including but not limited to sewing structure, minor mends, and enclosures.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 397

Research in Information Studies

Methods and subjects of research in information studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Effective Fall 2014, MSIS students must earn a grade of B or better in the MSIS core courses (below) in order for the courses to apply to the master's degree. A grade of B- does NOT satisfy this requirement.

INF 397.1

Bibliography and Methods in Historical Research

Sources of information for, and techniques of conducting, investigations in history. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 397.2

Practicum in Research - RESTRICTED

The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

INF 397.3

Digital Libraries Research

Exploration of theoretical and practical research on creating digital collections and making them available. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 397.4

Seeking Funding for Information Studies

Designed to help students gain an understanding of, and hands-on experience with, the pursuit of funding for information studies. Students will spend some time considering their five-year plan, will investigate a wide variety of possible funding sources, and then submit at least one grant or contract application.

INF 397C

Understanding Research

Survey of the goals, methods, processes, and products of systematic inquiry. Designed to prepare students to critically evaluate information studies research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 397D

Bibliography and Methods in Historical Research

Sources of information for and techniques of conducting investigations in history.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

INF 398R

Master's Report - RESTRICTED

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration.
Master's Report Guide: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/forms/masters_report_guide.doc

All Capstone courses require student participation in an end-of-semester poster session. Please see poster session guidelines at http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/programs/capstone/poster_session.php for further information.

* Besides working with their individual Faculty Supervisors, students must also contact the instructors of INF 388L/R in order to attend aggregated Capstone class meetings during the times currently scheduled for INF 388L/R.

INF 398T

Supervised Teaching in Information Studies - RESTRICTED

History and present status of education for librarianship and information studies. Curriculum design, systematic course design and management, teaching methodologies and evaluation of learning.

Sometimes conducted in a group classroom setting, other times the student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty individually. In either case, student must present written instructor permission to the Graduate Coordinator in order to register for the course.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit as a teaching practicum.

INF 399R

Dissertation - RESTRICTED

Research for the dissertation. The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

INF 399W

Dissertation - RESTRICTED

Writing of the dissertation. The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

INF 698A

Thesis - RESTRICTED

The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration.

Master's Thesis Guide: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/forms/masters_thesis_guide.doc

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

Effective fall 2006, all Capstone courses require student participation in an end-of-semester poster session. Please see poster session guidelines at http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/programs/capstone/poster_session.php for further information.

INF 698B

Thesis - RESTRICTED

The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration.

Master's Thesis Guide: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/forms/masters_thesis_guide.doc

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing; INF 698A.

All Capstone courses require student participation in an end-of-semester poster session. Please see poster session guidelines at http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/programs/capstone/poster_session.php for further information.

* Besides working with their individual Faculty Supervisors, students must also contact the instructors of INF 388L/R in order to attend aggregated Capstone class meetings during the times currently scheduled for INF 388L/R.

INF 699R

Dissertation - RESTRICTED

Research for the dissertation. The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

INF 699W

Dissertation - RESTRICTED

Writing of the dissertation. The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

INF 999R

Dissertation - RESTRICTED

Research for the dissertation. The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

INF 999W

Dissertation - RESTRICTED

Writing of the dissertation. The individual student works under supervision of a member of the graduate faculty. Students must present the faculty member's name to the graduate coordinator for registration.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

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