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INFORMATION SCIENCES (IS)

Dr. Elizabeth Aversa, Director
Office: 513 Gorgas Library

IS 100 Information I: Fundamentals of Information Literacy (same as MC 103). 3 hours.

How to find and use information in systems designed and managed by others: asking questions; access; selection; evaluation; synthesis; and design of research projects.

IS 200 Information II: Designing Information Structures. 3 hours.

How to design, build, and manage information structures for particular situations: assessing needs; structuring information to meet users’ needs; design of storage, retrieval, and dissemination systems; and analysis of information behavior.

IS 201 Technology I: The Technologies for Building Information

Systems. 3 hours.

A study of the important technical characteristics of and the issues raised by the many different types of technologies that together form and support information and communication systems, including computing, local and wide area telecommunication networks, the Internet and Intranets, and storage, retrieval, distribution, and interface technologies.

IS 202 Society I: History and Effects of the Information Society. 3 hours.

Ways in which the new information technologies are transforming society and issues raised by the information environment’s rapid changes.

IS 301 Technology II: Information Applications and Systems. 3 hours.

Applications of information and communication technologies and their interdependence and interactions in networks and systems, including a study of the information systems employed by various commercial and professional enterprises; and the development, implementation, and maintenance of interactive databases and Web sites.

IS 401 Technology III: Designing, Implementing, and Managing Information Systems. 3 hours. Studies how information systems are designed and implemented, how the information handling requirements of given situations may be assessed and matched with the characteristics of information systems, integrity and security of data networks, and activities affected by information handling systems.

IS 402 Society II: Information in the 21st Century. 3 hours.

The most successful economic, political, social, and cultural experiments in today’s electronic environment – found in communities, businesses, and governance of all kinds – suggest what will become the trends of the global information economy of the 21st century.

IS 480 Capstone: Managing Information and Knowledge. 3 hours.

Designing, building, and managing an information and communication system for a specific set of needs; brings together what students have learned about information structures, technologies, and social systems.

IS 471 Internship. 3 hours.

Supervised practical experience in an information agency.

IS 472 Internship. 3 hours.

Supervised practical experience in an information agency.

IS 473 Internship. 3 hours.

Supervised practical experience in an information agency.

IS 474 Internship. 3 hours.

Supervised practical experience in an information agency.

IS 475 Internship. 3 hours.

Supervised practical experience in an information agency.

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