INST-888: Doctoral Seminar

2019 Spring; 2020 Spring; 2021 Fall

Helps new doctoral students develop the skills and techniques needed to navigate the complexity of a multi-paradigm field such as Information Studies.

INST-126: Introduction to Programming for Information Professionals

2018 Fall; 2020 Spring, Fall; 2021 Spring

An introduction to computer programming for students with very limited or no previous programming experience. Topics include fundamental programming concepts such as variables, data types, assignments, arrays, conditionals, loops, functions, and I/O operations.

HDCC208Z: Hacking the Creative Process: Theories, Practices and Tools

2019 Fall

Special seminar in the Design Cultures and Creativity living and learning program. Students learn how to design/tune their processes for doing creative work, drawing on an integrated mix of theory, practice, and cutting-edge tools for supporting creativity, such as AI-supported computational interfaces, crowdsourcing systems, and rapid prototyping tools.

INST-201: Introduction to Information Science

2018 Spring, Fall

Examining effects of new information technologies on how we conduct business, interact with friends, and go through our daily lives. Understanding how technical and social factors have influenced evolution of information society. Evaluating the transformative power of information in education, policy, and entertainment—and the dark side of these changes.