Undergraduate Information Science

IS U300: Principles of Information Science

Surveys the key theories, concepts, and themes of information science. Examines information and communication technologies from the perspective of the people and organizations that generate and use information to achieve their goals. Topics include: information and decision making; human information processing; definition and types of information systems; behavioral impact of information technologies such as office automation, e-mail, and the World Wide Web; legal and policy issues such as privacy, censorship, intellectual property and information security. A course project will explore the use and impact of information technology in a selected domain (such as e-commerce, education, medicine, government, law enforcement or electronic publishing), focusing on both technical and behavioral issues.
Prerequisites:
CSU200 and CSU211.
Credit hours: 4 SH
Course offerings: