Information Course Schedule spring 2005

Upper-Division

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: No prior New Media production experience required.  Introduction to interdisciplinary study and design of New Media. Survey of theoretical and practical foundations of New Media including theory and history; analysis and reception; computational foundations; social implications; interaction, visual, physical, and narrative design. Instruction combines lectures and project-based learning using case studies from everyday technology (e.g., telephone, camera, web).

TuTh 2-3:30 — 247 Cory Hall
Instructor(s): Peter Lyman Marc Davis

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
Tu 3:30-5:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): AnnaLee Saxenian Joyojeet Pal

Core

This course uses examples from various commercial domains — retail, health, credit, entertainment, social media, and biosensing/quantified self — to explore legal and ethical issues including freedom of expression, privacy, research ethics, consumer protection, information and cybersecurity, and copyright. The class emphasizes how existing legal and policy frameworks constrain, inform, and enable the architecture, interfaces, data practices, and consumer facing policies and documentation of such offerings; and, fosters reflection on the ethical impact of information and communication technologies and the role of information professionals in legal and ethical work.

7 weeks - 4 hours of lecture per week.

TuTh 10:30-12 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Larry Downes

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.

TuTh 12:30-2 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): John Chuang

Three hours of lecture per week for seven and one-half weeks. Letter grading only. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor required for nonmajors. Systems and project management, focusing on the process of information systems analysis and design. Includes such topics as systems analysis, process analysis, cost and statistical analysis, accounting and budgeting, and planning.

TuTh 10:30-12 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Yale Braunstein

General

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 203 or consent of instructor. The transmission and use of information within groups such as work groups and organizations. Information flows in organizations. Organizations as information processors. Collaboration. Computer assisted cooperative work. Influencing strategies. Adoption of innovation. The uses of information for coordination and communication within organizations.
M 10-1 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): AnnaLee Saxenian

Three hours of lecture per week. The role of information and information technology in organizations and society. Topics include societal needs and demands, sociology of knowledge and science, diffusion of knowledge and technology, information seeking and use, information and culture, and technology and culture.

W 9-12 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Nancy Van House
Three hours of lecture per week. User interface design and human-computer interaction. Examination of alternative design. Tools and methods for design and development. Human computer interaction. Methods for measuring and evaluating interface quality.
TuTh 9-10:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marti Hearst

This course addresses concepts and methods of user experience research, from understanding and identifying needs, to evaluating concepts and designs, to assessing the usability of products and solutions. We emphasize methods of collecting and interpreting qualitative data about user activities, working both individually and in teams, and translating them into design decisions. Students gain hands-on practice with observation, interview, survey, focus groups, and expert review. Team activities and group work are required during class and for most assignments. Additional topics include research in enterprise, consulting, and startup organizations, lean/agile techniques, mobile research approaches, and strategies for communicating findings.

TuTh 2-3:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Nancy Van House
Three hours of seminar per week. Prerequisites: City and Regional Planning 220 or consent of instructor. Intermediate to advanced course focusing on theory and empirical evidence for regional growth and development, using reading and discussion. Also listed as City and Regional Planning C227.
M 5-8 — 314B Wurster
Instructor(s): Edmund Egan
Info 235. Cyberlaw (3 units)

Three hours of lecture per week. Introduction to legal issues in information management, antitrust, contract management, international law including intellectual property, trans-border data flow, privacy, libel, and constitutional rights.

Th 3:30-6:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Jason Schultz

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.

TuTh 10:30-12 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Ray Larson

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 202: Information Organization and Retrieval. This course introduces the discipline of Document Engineering: specifying, designing, and deploying electronic documents and information repositories that enable document-centric applications. These applications include web services, virtual enterprises, information supply chains, single-source publishing, and syndication in domains as diverse as healthcare, education, e-commerce, and e-government.

MW 2-3:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Robert Glushko

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 17
W 9:30-11:30 — 210 South Hall
Instructor(s): Brian Hayes

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

Section 13
MW 11-12:30 — C110 Cheit
Instructor(s): Henry Chesbrough

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 9-12 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Maarten Sierhuis

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

Section 6
MW 4-5:30 — C135 Cheit
Instructor(s): Andrew Isaacs

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

Section 5
Tu 2-4 — F320 Haas
Instructor(s): Trudy Kehret-Ward

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

Section 9
W 6-9 — C135 Cheit
Instructor(s): Reza Moazzami

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

Section 8
MW 2-3:30 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marc Davis

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

Section 14
TuTh 2-3:30 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Alex Miłowski

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
Th 12-2 — 205 South Hall
Instructor(s): Larry Downes

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

Section 15
W 2-4 — 225B Bechtel
Instructor(s): David Dornfeld

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

Section 16
Tu 3:30-5:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): AnnaLee Saxenian

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

Section 7
TuTh 9:30-11 — C325 Cheit
Instructor(s): Terrence Hendershott

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

Section 10
Th 2-4 — C325 Cheit
Instructor(s): Charles Wu

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

Section 11
MW 8-9:30 — F320 Haas
Instructor(s): Henry Chesbrough

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 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 2
M 4-6 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Pamela Samuelson

Individual/Group Study

Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Weekly group meetings. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Group projects on special topics in information management and systems.

Section 14
W 12-2 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Brian Hayes
Section 15
Th 3:30-5:30 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Brian Hayes