Information Course Schedule spring 1998

Core

Three hours of lecture per week. Project planning and scheduling, process design, project management and coordination. Analysis of information needs, specification of system requirements, analysis of alternatives, design of alternatives. Quantitative methods and tools for analysis and decision making. Document management. Design, implementation, and evaluation of a project.
TTh 9:30-11 — 202 South Hall

General

Three hours of lecture per week. Selection, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of information resources to meet individual and collective needs. Analysis of information environments, information flows, and user needs. Strategic uses of information in organizations. Design, management, and evaluation of information services and products.
TTh 12:30-2 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Charlotte Nolan
Three hours of lecture per week. Introduction to internal and external management issues and practices in information organizations. Internal issues: organizational behavior, organizational theory, personnel, budgeting, planning. External issues: organizational environments, politics, marketing, strategic planning, funding sources.
TTh 2-3:30 — 205 South Hall

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 202 or consent of instructor. Theories and methods for searching and retrieval of text and bibliographic information. Analysis of relevance, utility. Statistical and linguistic methods for automatic indexing and classification. Boolean and probabilistic approaches to indexing, query formulation, and output ranking. Filtering methods. Measures of retrieval effectiveness and retrieval experimentation methodology.

MWF 2-3 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Ray Larson

The design and presentation of digital information. Use of graphics, animation, sound, visualization software, and hypermedia in presenting information to the user. Methods of presenting complex information to enhance comprehension and analysis. Incorporation of visualization techniques into human-computer interfaces. Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week.

TTh 11-12:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marti Hearst

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 3:30-5 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Ray Larson

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 4
M 2-5 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Yale Braunstein

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

Section 1
F 9-11 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Michael Buckland

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
MW 9:30-11 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): David Messerschmitt, Hal Varian David Hodges

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 10-12 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Howard Besser

Seminar

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 4-6 — 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 1
F 3-5 — 107 South Hall

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 5
Tu 2-4 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Michael Cooper