Information Course Schedule spring 2006

Upper-Division

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
Th 3:30-5:30 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): AnnaLee Saxenian

Core

This course is designed to be an introduction to the topics and issues associated with information and information technology and its role in society. Throughout the semester we will consider both the consequence and impact of technologies on social groups and on social interaction and how society defines and shapes the technologies that are produced. Students will be exposed to a broad range of applied and practical problems, theoretical issues, as well as methods used in social scientific analysis. The four sections of the course are: 1) theories of technology in society, 2) information technology in workplaces 3) automation vs. humans, and 4) networked sociability.

8 weeks - 3 hours of lecture per week.

TuTh 12:30-2 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Coye Cheshire

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 (Jan 17 - Mar 7) — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Larry Downes

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 (Mar 9 - May 7) — 202 South Hall

As information becomes increasingly strategic for all organizations, technology professionals must also develop the core business skills required to build personal brand, expand influence, build high-quality relationships, and deliver on critical enterprise projects. Using a combination of business and academic readings, case discussions and guest speakers, this course will explore a series of critical business topics that apply to both start-up and Fortune 500 enterprises. Subjects include: communication and presentation skills, software and product development methodologies, negotiation skills, employee engagement, organizational structures and career paths, successful interviewing, and CV preparation.

Th 1-2 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Larry Downes

General

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

Three hours of lecture per week. Policy and technical issues related to insuring the accuracy and privacy of information. Encoding and decoding techniques including public and private key encryption. Survey of security problems in networked information environment including viruses, worms, trojan horses, Internet address spoofing.

W 9-12 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Doug Tygar

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.

TuTh 2-3:30 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Yale Braunstein
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.

Tu 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

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 206 or equivalent. Communications concepts, network architectures, data communication software and hardware, networks (e.g. LAN, wide), network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP), network management, distributed information systems. Policy and management implications of the technology.

M 10-1 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): John Chuang

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 6
MW 4-5:30 — C210 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 13
M 4-6 — C330 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 1
W 1-4 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Daniel Greenstein

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
Tu 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 5
Th 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 15
W 2-4 — C330 Cheit
Instructor(s): David Dornfeld, Nikhil Krishnan, Edward Quevedo

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
W 2-4 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Jodie Mathies

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
Th 4-6 — C135 Cheit
Instructor(s): Todd Morrill, Wendy Adams

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
MW 9-10:30 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Raymond Yee

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
Th 3:30-5:30 — 110 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 10
Th 2-4 — C330 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

An introduction to services science - a new, interdisciplinary field that combines social science, business, and engineering knowledge needed for organizations (private, public, or nonprofit) to succeed in the shift to the service and information-based economy.

Section 3
Tu 5-7 — 205 South Hall
Instructor(s): Larry Downes, Robert Glushko

Course may be repeated for credit. Three hours of lecture per week for five weeks.

Section 2
Tu 7-9 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Ronald Bourret

Seminar

Two hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. The class will provide a conceptual framework as well as analytical tools for engineers developing technology for use in underserved regions, social scientists studying the impacts of these projects, and business students assessing the sustainability of development-oriented technology enterprises.

Section 5
Tu 2-5 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Jean Lave

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
M 3:30-5:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Coye Cheshire

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
Th 9-11 — 205 South Hall
Instructor(s): Niels Windfeld Lund

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