Courses in Informatics

INFO-I101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr)

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, the transformation of data to information, and futuristic thinking.

Offered every semesters.

  • Prerequisite: Computer Literacy

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.

Offered spring semesters.

INFO-I202 Social Informatics (3 cr)

Introduction to key social research perspectives and literatures on the use of information and communication technologies. Discusses current topics such as information ethics, relevant legal frameworks, popular and controversial uses of technology (e.g. peer-to-peer file sharing), digital divides, etc. Outlines research methodologies for social informatics.

Offered fall semesters.

INFO-I210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr)

The software architecture of information systems. Basic concepts of systems and applications programming. Credit given for only one of the following: INFO-I210 or CSCI-A201 (IUB) [or CSCI-C201 (IUE)]

Offered fall semesters.

INFO-I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr)

The software architecture of information systems. Basic concepts of systems and applications programming. Credit given for only one of the following: INFO-I 210 or CSCI-A 201 (IUB) [or CSCI-C 201 (IUE)]

Offered spring semesters.

INFO-I241 Health Informatics II (3 cr)

INFO-I 241, Health Informatics II, continues where INFO-I 240 left off. The course provides and overview of health information technology project management, quality improvement in healthcare, specialized public health applications such as registries, epidemiological databases, biosurveillance, situational awareness and emergency response systems. The course also covers rapid prototyping, usercentered design and evaluation, usability and the effects of new technology and workflow on downstream processes. The skills necessary to communicate effectively across the full range of roles that will be encountered in healthcare and public health settings are discussed, as is working in teams - including essentials of food communication skills and group cohesion.

Offered spring semesters.

INFO-I300 Human Computer Interaction (3 cr)

The analysis of human factors and the design of computer application interfaces. A survey of current HCI designs with an eye toward what future technologies will allow. The course will emphasize learning HCI based on implementation and testing interfaces.

Offered spring semesters.

  • Restricted to students enrolled in the IU East Informatics Degree

INFO-I308 Information Representation (3 cr)

The basic structure of information representation in digital information systems. Begins with low-level computer representations such as common character and numeric encodings. Introduces formal design and query languages through entity relationship modeling, the relational model, XML, and XHTML. Laboratory topics include SQL and XPath querying.

Offered spring semesters.

INFO-I491 Internship in Informatics: Professional Practice (6 cr)

Students put their Informatics education in practice through the development of a substantial project while working in a professional information technology environment. This is a capstone class for Informatics.

Offered fall and spring semesters.

  • Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of program advisor and program director.

INFO-I492 & I493 Thesis / Senior Project (3/3 cr)

The senior student prepares and presents a thesis: a substantial, typically multichapter paper based on a well-planned research or scholarly project, as determined by the student and a sponsoring faculty member.

  • 492 offered fall semesters.
  • 493 offered spring semesters.
  • Prerequisite: Senior standing & approval of program advisor.

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