Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
INF110Fundamental Informatics3Students explore the core principles of informatics and will gain a strong understanding of the changing role of today's informatics professional through current examples and informatics references. No matter what their major, students can use the principles learned in this course to function more effectively as workers, managers, decision-makers and organizational leaders applying today's technology.Loading...
INF130Social Informatics3Introduction to key social research perspectives and literatures on the use of information and communication technologies. Topics include information ethics, relevant legal frameworks and popular and controversial uses of technology. Outlines research methodologies for social informatics.Loading...
INF220Human-Computer Interaction3The analysis of human factors and the design of computer application interfaces. A survey of current Human Computer Interaction designs with an eye toward what future technologies will allow. The course will emphasize learning HCI based on understanding implementation and testing of interfaces. Prerequisites: INF 110Loading...
INF230Organization Informatics3Examines 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 the role of information technology, the changing character of work life and organizational practices, sociotechnical structures, and the rise and transformation of global information-based industries. Prerequisite: INF 110, 130Loading...
INF310Informatics Security3This course will enable students to evaluate and conceptualize an area of specialization to consider the topics from their perspective of security. Vulnerabilities that combine standard hardware and software configurations will be examined because they illuminate both security and computer networks. Operating systems and file systems are examined from the perspective of access control, permissions and availability of system services. Prerequisite: INF 110Loading...
INF320Legal Informatics Issues3This course examines that set of ethical and legal problems most tightly bound to the issues of information control. The interaction and technology changes, but the core issues have remained: privacy, intellectual property, Internet law, concepts of jurisdiction, speech anonymity versus accountability and ethical decision-making in the network environment. Prerequisites: INF 110 and INF 130Loading...