Graduate Courses for Information Studies (INST)
INST 603 Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
Credit only granted for: INST603, LBSC603, or INFM613. Formerly: INFM613
Formal process for planning and designing an information technology system, including identifying users and other stakeholders, analyzing work processes, preparing system specifications, conducting feasibility and usability studies, and preparing for implementation. Approaches to analyzing system components and functions. Measurement and evaluation of system performance.
INST 607 E-Government: Information, Communication, and Policy (3 credits)
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: INFM718E, INST607, or LBSC708E. Formerly: INFM718E and LBSC708E.
Use of the Internet and other technologies by governments to provide information, communication, and services. Social, policy, and technological impacts on access and use, government-citizen interactions, digital divides. Roles of cultural institutions in supporting e-government access. Social media, collaborative, and enterepreneurial uses of e-government.
INST 610 Information Ethics (3 credits)
Credit only granted for: INFM718Q, INST610, or LBSC708I. Formerly: INFM718Q and LBSC708I.
Investigation of the diverse range of ehtical challanges facing society in the information age. Ethical theories, including non-Western and feminist theories. Application of theories to information ethics issues.
INST 612 Information Policy (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: INST612 or LBSC625. Formerly: LBSC625.
Nature, structure, development and application of information policy. Interactions of social objectives, stakeholders, technology and other forces that shape policy decisions.
INST 613 Information and Human Rights (3 credits)
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: INST728B or INST613. Formerly: INST728B.
An examination of information as a human right, including topics: social, cultural, economic, legal, and political forces shaping information rights; the impact of information rights on information professions, standards, and cultural institutions; and information rights and disadvantaged populations.
INST 614 Information Literacy, Inclusion, and the Public Good (3 credits)
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
The educational and psychological dimensions of helping and supporting new users to become information literate and experienced users to remain engaged.
INST 630 Introduction to Programming for the Information Professional (3 credits)
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An introduction to computer programming intended for students with no previous programming experience. Topics include fundamentals of programming and current trends in user interface implementation that are relevant to information professionals.
INST 632 Human-Computer Interaction Design Methods (3 credits)
Methods of user-centered design, including task analysis, low-tech prototyping, user interviews, usability testing, participatory design, and focus groups.
INST 633 Analyzing Social Networks and Social Media (3 credits)
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: LBSC708L or INST633. Formerly: LBSC708L.
Introduces students to the science and social science of network analysis. Through real world examples, including analysis of their own social networks, students will develop skills for describing and understanding the patterns and usage of services like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others. Students will read classic and cutting edge articles and books about these topics and discuss their applicability to this new social media. The class will culminate with a capstone project in which students will apply the analysis methods they have learned to understanding a particular question about social networks and social media.
INST 660 21st Century Leadership (3 credits)
Recommended: INFM612 or LBSC635. Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: INST660, LBSC708F or INFM718F.
Using a combination of research, literature and current practice, the course explores topics basic to the understanding and practice of leadership.
INST 701 Introduction to Research Methods (3 credits)
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: LBSC701, INFM718M or INST701. Formerly: LBSC701, INFM718M.
Techniques and strategies of research as applied to the definition, investigation, and evaluation of information problems. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods of research design methods are considered from the aspects of implementation, analysis, and interpretation.
INST 709 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Completion of all core courses. Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies; and permission of instructor. Repeatable to 9 credits. Additional information: A student may complete no more than 9 credits registered under 709 or a total of 12 credits registered under 708 and 709.
Intensive individual study, reading, or research in an area of specialized interest under faculty supervision. Registration limited to the advanced student with the approval of the advisor and of the faculty member involved.
INST 714 Information for Decision-Making (3 credits)
Credit only granted for: INFM718A, INST714 or LBSC705. Formerly: INFM718A and LBSC705.
The use of information in organizational and individual decision-making. Managers' behavior in using information, differences between the private and public sectors, and the roles of information professionals and information systems in decision-making.
INST 715 Knowledge Management (3 credits)
Seven hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: INST715 or LBSC715. Formerly: LBSC715.
Nature, creation, acquisition, and use of knowledge. Strategic role of knowledge in organizations and institutions. Information and knowledge ecology. Structure and functions of knowledge management systems and the role of the Internet and intranets. Knowledge as intellectual capital. Roles of librarians and information professionals in the knowledge economy. Strategic issues and future trends.
INST 716 Information, Technology, and Society (3 credits)
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: INST716, LBSC708T, or INFM718T. Formerly: LBSC708T and INFM718T.
An exploration of the mutually constitutive relationship between information technology (IT) and society, including how IT transforms society and how society transforms IT.
INST 717 Internship Practicum in Human-Computer Interactions (3 credits)
Prerequisite: INST631 and INST632. Recommended: INST701. Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies; and must be in Human-Computer Interaction (Master's) program.
Required, supervised experience working in an industry, government, non-profit organization or an educational institution to address a problem in Human-Computer Interaction. Students will spend a minimum of 120 hours working in the agency during the internship.
INST 728 Special Topics in Information Studies (1-3 credits)
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
Selected topics in information studies.
INST 729 International Opportunities in Information Studies (3 credits)
Formerly: LBSC708S and LBSC729.
Short term, experiential course offered in conjuction with the University's Study Abroad Office, to volunteer, complete a project, or conduct research in a library or information organization outside the U.S. Focus and location varies.
INST 733 Database Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite: LBSC690; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: INST733 or LBSC793. Formerly: LBSC793.
Principles of user-oriented database design. Requirements analysis. Data modelling. Data integrity and security and multi-user databases. Implementing an information system using a database management system (DBMS).
INST 734 Information Retrieval Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Must have completed MLS core curriculum; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: INST734 or LBSC796. Formerly: LBSC796.
Principles of ogranizing and providing access to information using automated information storage and retrieval systems. Retrieval systems models, index language selection, data structure, user interfaces, and evaluation for text and multimedia applications.
INST 737 Digging Into Data (3 credits)
Prerequisite: LBSC690 or INFM603; or permission of instructor. Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An exploration of some of the best and most general approaches to get the most information out of data through clustering, classification, and regression techniques.
INST 741 Social Computing Technologies and Applications (3 credits)
Prerequisite: INFM603 and INFM605; or permission of instructor. Credit only granted for: INFM741 or INST741. Formerly: INFM741.
Tools and techniques for developing and configuring social computing applications. Theories and paradigms for social computing. Strengths and limitations of different application styles and types. Evolution of applications as responses to social computing challenges. Information and organizational systems co-development.
INST 776 HCIM CAPSTONE PROJECT (3 credits)
Prerequisite: INST775; or permission of instructor. Restriction: Must be taken in the semester immediately following completion of INST775 HCIM Capstone Prep; and permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: INST776.
The opportunity to apply the skills learned through coursework in a semester-long project applied to a real -world problem. Capstone projects may follow the design, prototyping and evaluation process from end-to-end or may focus on a subset of elements in that process, such as formative study and design.
INST 790 Building the Human-Computer Interface (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Must have programming experience; or permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: LBSC790, INFM718B or INST790. Formerly: LBSC790 and INFM718B.
Principles and techniques for user interface implementation. Principles for building reliable large-scale interface components. Use of prototyping and rapid development tools. Techniques for managing user input and visual and auditory displays.
INST 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6 credits)
Repeatable to 99 credits.
INST 800 The Engaged Intellectual: An Introduction to Research and Academic Work (3 credits)
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
An introduction to the academic life with a particular focus on what it means to undertake research, teaching, and service.
INST 801 Introduction to Research (1 credits)
Credit only granted for: INST801 or LBSC801. Formerly: LBSC801.
Overview of the research process in information studies form designing and conducting a study to disseminating results. Introduction to proposal writing and funding sources.
INST 802 Seminar in Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 credits)
Credit only granted for: INST802 or LBSC802. Formerly: LBSC802.
Topics and issues in information studies research. Design and conduct of research project.
INST 809 Individualized Teaching Experience (3-5 credits)
Prerequisite: Must have completed 18 credit hours of doctoral course work. Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies; and permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits. Credit only granted for: INST809, LBSC774, INST728G. Formerly: INST728G.
Introduction to the techniques and challenges associated with design, delivery, and evaluation of couses offered at the University level. The doctoral student will work one-on-one with a faculty member in the development and co-teaching of a graduate level course.
INST 810 Individual Research Experience (3 credits)
Credit only granted for: INST810 or LBSC810. Formerly: LBSC810.
Pre-candidacy individual research experience directed by a faculty member.
INST 878 Doctoral Seminar in Information Studies (3 credits)
Credit only granted for: INST878 or LBSC878. Formerly: LBSC878.
Seminar topics offered as faculty and student interests warrant. Topic varies.
INST 888 Doctoral Seminar (3 credits)
Credit only granted for: INST888 or LBSC888. Formerly: LBSC888.
Advanced seminar on selected topics in information studies.
INST 898 Pre-Candidacy Research (1-8 credits)
INST 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-8 credits)