Information Course Schedule fall 1998

Lower-Division

Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.
MW 2-3 — 205 South Hall
Instructor(s): Yale Braunstein

Core

8 weeks; 3 hours of lecture per week. This course introduces the intellectual foundations of information organization and retrieval: conceptual modeling, semantic representation, vocabulary and metadata design, classification, and standardization, as well as information retrieval practices, technology, and applications, including computational processes for analyzing information in both textual and non-textual formats.

TTh 9:30-11 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marti Hearst, Ray Larson
Three hours of lecture per week. The impact of information and information systems, technology, practices, and artifacts on how people organize their work, interact, and understand experience. Social issues in information systems design and management: assessing user needs, involving users in system design, and understanding human-computer interaction and computer-mediated work and communication. Use of law and other policies to mediate the tension between free flow and constriction of information.
TTh 12:30-2 — 202 South Hall

7 weeks - 4 hours of laboratory per week. This course introduces software skills used in building prototype scripts for applications in data science and information management. The course gives an overview of procedural programming, object-oriented programming, and functional programming techniques in the Python scripting language, together with an overview of fundamental data structures, associated algorithms, and asymptotic performance analysis. Students will watch a set of instructional videos covering material and will have four hours of laboratory-style course contact each week.

TTh 3:30-5 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): David Messerschmitt, Doug Tygar

General

Three hours of lecture per week. An examination of the nature of corporate, non-profit, and governmental information policy. The appropriate role of the government in production and dissemination of information, the tension between privacy and freedom of access to information. Issues of potential conflicts in values and priorities in information policy.

MW 11-12:30 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Yale Braunstein

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 202 or consent of instructor. Standards and practices for organization and discription of bibliographic, textual, and non textual collections. Design, selection, maintenance and evaluation of cataloging, classification, indexing and thesaurus systems for specific settings. Codes, formats and standards for data representation and transfer of data.

MW 9:30-11 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Ray Larson

Three hours of lecture per week. Introduction to relational, hierarchical, network, and object-oriented database management systems. Database design concepts, query languages for database applications (such as SQL), concurrency control, recovery techniques, database security. Issues in the management of databases. Use of report writers, application generators, high level interface generators.

TTh 11-12:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Michael Cooper

Special Topics

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 2
M 2-5 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Dale Dougherty

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 4
Th 3-4:30 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marti Hearst, John Canny

Topics in information management and systems and related fields. Specific topics vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit, with change of content. May be offered as a two semester sequence.

Section 1
F 10-1 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Howard Besser

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 3
F 2-3 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Howard Besser

Seminar

One hour colloquium per week. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Ph.D. standing in the School of Information. Colloquia, discussion, and readings designed to introduce students to the range of interests of the school.

F 1-3 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Nancy Van House

Topics in information management and systems and related fields. Specific topics vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit, with change of content. May be offered as a two semester sequence.

Section 4
TBA — TBA
Instructor(s): Michael Cooper

Topics in information management and systems and related fields. Specific topics vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit, with change of content. May be offered as a two semester sequence.

Section 3
W 2-4 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marti Hearst

Topics in information management and systems and related fields. Specific topics vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit, with change of content. May be offered as a two semester sequence.

Section 2
Th 1-3 — 205 South Hall
Instructor(s): Robert Berring

Topics in information management and systems and related fields. Specific topics vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit, with change of content. May be offered as a two semester sequence.

Section 1
F 3-5 — 107 South Hall