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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

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Informatics (INFO)

INFO I101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
P: computer literacy. Emphasis on topics in human-computer interaction and human factors, collaborative technologies, group problem solving, ethics, privacy, and ownership of information and information sources, information representation and the information life cycle.

INFO I201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics (4 cr.)
An introduction to the suite of mathematical and logical tools used in information sciences, including finite mathematics, automata and computability theory, elementary probability, and statistics and basics of classical information theory.

INFO I202 Social Informatics (3 cr.)
P: INFO I101. Introduces the social and behavioral foundations of informatics. Theoretical approaches to how technology is used from psychological and socio­technical perspectives. Examples of how current and emerging technologies such as games, e-mail, and electronic commerce are affecting daily lives, social relations, work, and leisure time.

INFO I210 Information Infrastructure I(4 cr.)
Recommended prerequisite or concurrent: INFO I101. The software architecture of information systems. Basic concepts of systems and applications programming.

INFO I211 Information Infrastructure II(4 cr.)
P: INFO I210. The systems architecture of distributed applications. Advanced programming, including and introduction to the programming of graphical systems.

INFO I300 Human-Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
P: INFO I211. The analysis of human factors and the design of computer application interfaces. A survey of current best practice with an eye toward what future technologies will allow.

INFO I303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.)
P: INFO I101. Examines the various needs, uses, and consequences of information in organizational contexts. Topics include organizational types and characteristics, functional areas and business processes, information-based products and services, the use of and redefining role of information technology, the changing character of work life and organizational practices, socio-technical structures and the rise and transformation of information-based industries.

INFO I308 Information Representation (3 cr.)
P: INFO I201 and INFO I210. The basic structure of information representation in social and scientific applications. Representational structures and approaches from many disciplines are introduced; philosophical theories of classification and categorization; information access and representation on the World Wide Web; object-oriented design and relational databases; AI knowledge representation and discovery.

INFO I310 Multimedia Arts and Technology (3 cr.)
P: INFO I308. The study of the evolution of media arts and underlying principles of communication. Application development paradigms in current practice. Cross listed with CSCI N351.

INFO I320 Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing (3 cr.)
P: INFO I211. An introductory treatment of distributed systems and programming. Topics range from the distributed and object models of computation to advanced concepts, such as remote method invocations, object brokers, object services, open systems, and future trends for distributed information systems.

INFO I420 Internship in Informatics Professional Practice (3-6 cr.)
P: approval of informatics director and completion of 100 and 200 level requirements in informatics. Students gain professional work experience in an industry or research organization setting, using skills and knowledge acquired in informatics course work.

INFO I450 Design and Development of an Information System (3 cr.)
Prerequisites(s): senior standing and approval of the department. System design and development present both technical and managerial problems with which students will be familiar from their undergraduate course work. This course puts these lessons into practice as students work in teams to develop an information system. Examples of course projects include design and development of a database for a business or academic application, preparation and presentation of an interactive media performance or exhibit, or design and implementation of a stimulated environment (virtual presentation of an interactive media performance or exhibit, or design and implementation of a simulated environment (virtual reality).

INFO I451 Design and Development of an Information System II(3 cr.) Prerequisite(s): senior standing and approval of the department. System design and development present both technical and managerial problems with which students will be familiar from their undergraduate course work. This course puts these lessons into practice as students work in teams to develop an information system. Examples of course projects include design and development of a database for a business or academic application, preparation and presentation of an interactive media performance or exhibit, or design and implementation of a simulated environment (virtual reality).

INFO I460 Senior Thesis I(3 cr.)
P: senior standing and approval of the informatics director. The senior student prepares and presents a thesis: a substantial, typically multi-chapter paper based on a well-planned research or scholarly project, as determined by the student and a sponsoring faculty member.

INFO I461 Senior Thesis II(3 cr.)
P: senior standing and approval of the informatics director. The senior student prepares and presents a thesis: a substantial typically multi-chapter paper based on a well-planned research or scholarly project, as determined by the student and a sponsoring faculty member.

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