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101 Information Literacy. 1 cr. U. Emphasis on techniques in information gathering for students to build expertise in exploring information sources and services. Provides foundation for independent life-long learning experiences.|Prereq: none.
110 Introduction to Information Science and Technology. 3 cr. U. Introduces basic issues in information science, including the nature of information, information policy, knowledge organization, information services, and the relationships between information technologies and society.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 110X. Prereq: none.
120 Information Technology Ethics. 3 cr. U. Comprehensive overview of the current ethical issues in information and technology use.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 120X. Prereq: none.
150 Introduction to Information Resources on the Internet. 3 cr. U. Overview of the internet and its resources and services. Introduction to information retrieval and research skills on the internet.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 150X. Prereq: none.
210 (effective 01/22/2018) Information Resources for Research. 3 cr. U. Introduction to research processes necessary for effective, college-level, library research. Emphasizes analysis of research questions, development of search strategies, and critical evaluation of materials.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 210X. Prereq: none.
210 Information Resources for Research. 3 cr. U. Introduction to research processes necessary for effective, college-level, library research. Emphasizes analysis of research questions, development of search strategies, and critical evaluation of materials.|Prereq: Satisfaction of Oral and Written Communication Part A GER.
230 Organization of Knowledge. 3 cr. U. An interdisciplinary introduction to information and knowledge organization, including principles of conceptual systems in various disciplines and their relevance and application to knowledge organization.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 230X. Prereq: InfoSt 110(C).
240 Web Design I. 3 cr. U. Uses popular authoring tools to cover the basics of organizing information.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 240X. Prereq: none.
250 Internet Communications and Information Transfer. 3 cr. U. Special emphasis will be upon the Internet and information communications and new communication technologies influencing information services.|Prereq: InfoSt(L&I Sci) 110(P).
291 Special Topics in Information Science and Technology: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. New developments and research in information science & technology. Specific credits and any additional prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes whenever course is offered.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
310 Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use. 3 cr. U. Overview of human information needs, seeking, and processing, including human factors in the design, development and evaluation of information services.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 310X. Prereq: InfoSt 110(C).
320 Web Design II. 3 cr. U. Examination and utilization of advanced technologies and practices being employed in web usability and design.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 491 Advanced Web Design & InfoSt 320X. Prereq: InfoSt 240(P).
325 Information Security I. 3 cr. U. Introduction to issues and practices related to the protection of information and other digital assets.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt(L&I Sci) 491 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st.
330 Electronic Information Retrieval Systems. 3 cr. U. Basics of using electronic information retrieval systems, emphasizing internet and commercial services, in order to obtain information. Includes weekly laboratory sessions.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 330X. Prereq: InfoSt(L&I Sci) 210(P) & 110(P).
340 Introduction to Systems Analysis. 3 cr. U. Theories, principles, and tools for planning, organizing, assessing, and evaluating information. Emphasizes the importance of user's perspective. Covers the various stages of systems analysis and outlines the appropriate methods for each stage.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 340X. Prereq: InfoSt(L&I Sci) 240(P).
350 Introduction to Application Development. 3 cr. U. Introduction to the fundamental concepts of application development. Basic application development concepts will be explained, analyzed, and practiced.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 291 with topic 'Intro to Programming.' Prereq: InfoSt 110(C) or cons instr.
370 Data Analysis and Visualization for the Information Professional. 3 cr. U. Introduction to data analysis and visualization using simple statistical analyses to create graphical depictions of data that can improve comprehension, communication, and decision making.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 370X. Prereq: satisfaction of GER QL Part A.
375 Multimedia Web Design. 3 cr. U. Fundamentals of interactive Web development and scripting, allowing students to create Web animations and render interactivity of information on the Web.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 491 with topic of "Flash" & InfoSt 375X. Prereq: InfoSt(L&I Sci) 240(P).
383 Native Mobile Applications. 3 cr. U. Fundamentals of native mobile application development including development environments, mobile OS considerations, and the potential and limitations of mobile applications.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 491 w/similar topic. Prereq: none
385 Information Security II. 3 cr. U. Advanced topics and practices in information security including social, technological, educational and economic implications of information security and privacy.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt(L&I Sci) 491 w/same topic. Prereq: InfoSt 325(P).
399 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. Guided readings or research under faculty supervision.|May be retaken to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st; 24 cr in IST major; cons instr.
410 Database Information Retrieval Systems. 3 cr. U. Introduces the design and development of different types of electronic information systems, including database types, design issues, application development, and software selection and evaluation.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 410X. Prereq: jr st.
425 (L&I Sci480) Books, Paper, and Their Preservation. 1 cr. U/G. History, theory, and practical application of conservation solutions currently practiced by professional conservators.|Prereq: jr st.
430 Multimedia Application Development. 3 cr. U. This course covers the basic concepts of multimedia and their applications in information services, including image representation and processing and multimedia information delivery.|Prereq: InfoSt(L&I Sci) 310(P).
440 Web Application Development. 3 cr. U. The interactive web design server interaction. Special emphasis on database connectivity and application development on the Internet.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 440X. Prereq: InfoSt(L&I Sci) 240(P); cons instr.
465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to legal environment surrounding development and use of information products and services, including intellectual property, and issues specific to internet and other digital mediums.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 465X. Prereq: jr st.
490 Senior Capstone. 3 cr. U. Analysis, creation, development and presentation of an information retrieval system project for an information organization.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt 490X. Prereq: sr st; InfoSt(L&I Sci) 340(P) & 410(P).
491 Advanced Topics in Information Science & Technology: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Advanced examination of emerging developments and research in information science & technology.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 15 cr max. Prereq: jr st; additional prereq announced each offering.
495 Information Internship. 1-3 cr. U. Field experience of 50-150 hours under faculty and field supervisor guidance. Student must also complete a supervised field project.|May enroll in 2 sections in same term to 9 cr max. Prereq: 12 cr in the IST major; cons instr.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
501 Foundations of Library and Information Science. 3 cr. U/G. Historical introduction to library and information science (LIS); outline of the role of information agencies in disemminating knowledge to users; overview of research in LIS.|Prereq: jr st.
511 Organization of Information. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to basic concepts in the theoretical, practical, and technological aspects of information organization.|Not open for cr to students with cr in InfoSt(L&I Sci) 530. Prereq: jr st.
520 Managing Library Collections. 3 cr. U/G. Theory and practice of collection management across formats including selection tools and criteria, acquisition and evaluation of collections, deselection, preservation, and other collection development topics.|Prereq: jr st; InfoSt(L&I Sci) 501(P) or cons instr.
521 Introduction to Reference Services and Resources. 3 cr. U/G. An investigation into reference services, reference interviews, and organization, including critical examination of basic reference sources.|Prereq: jr st; InfoSt(L&I Sci) 501(P), 571(P); or cons instr.
524 Management of Libraries and Information Services. 3 cr. U/G. The library/information center as a service organization. Management of the library/information center: planning, budgeting, decision making, leadership styles, motivation, communication, personnel and financial management.|Prereq: jr st; InfoSt( L&I Sci) 501(P); or cons instr.
547 User-Centered Interaction Design. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction of human-computer interaction theories and design processes. Emphasis is on applied user experience (UX) design.|Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of CompSci 547. Prereq: sr st.
571 Information Access and Retrieval. 3 cr. U/G. An overview of the concepts and theory related to information retrieval.|Prereq: jr st.
582 Introduction to Data Science. 3 cr. U/G. Introduces basic concepts, background, theoretical, practical and technological aspects of data science.|Prereq: jr st; or cons instr.
583 Survey of Information Security. 3 cr. U/G. Introduces information security concepts, issues, and technological practices related to privacy, trust, and protection of information and digital assets.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
584 Survey of Web and Mobile Content Development. 3 cr. U/G. Current best practices and theory for the development of content and applications across different platforms, systems, and devices emphasizing responsive design and frameworks.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
603 History of Books and Printing. 3 cr. U/G. The people, ideas, and events in the history of bookmaking from ancient times to the 1890's.|Prereq: jr st.
619 Topics in Information Organization: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Study of particular topics in Information Organization. Specific topics announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st & InfoSt(L&I Sci) 511(P); or cons instr.
622 Information Marketing. 3 cr. U/G. Concepts and principles of marketing and strategic planning as they apply to libraries and information agencies; case studies in information brokering and repackaging.|Prereq: jr st.
627 Music Librarianship. 3 cr. U/G. Examination of materials used in obtaining music information and in establishing bibliographic control. Emphasis on reference, library instruction, collection management, and organization of music collections.|Prereq: jr st; InfoSt(L&I Sci) 511(531)(P), 571(P); or cons instr.
632 Microcomputers for Information Resources Management: 3 cr. U/G. Use and applications of microcomputers in various library and information management functions. Requires 1-2 hrs of weekly laboratory time.|Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
642 School Library Media Programs and Resources. 3 cr. U/G. A study of the functions of the school library media center as an educational component including service, administration, collection development and utilization of materials.|Prereq: jr st; InfoSt(L&I Sci) 511(531)(P); 520(P); 571(P); or cons instr.
644 School Library Practicum. 1-3 cr. U/G. Field experience of 210 hours in elementary and secondary school library media services under faculty and field supervisor guidance.|Prereq: jr st; school library media certification program students only; InfoSt(L&I Sci) 511(531)(P), 520(P), 571(P) & 642(672)(C); or cons instr.
645 Library Materials for Children. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to print and media resources available in library collections; selection procedures, evaluation criteria, access and promotion of use of materials.|Prereq: jr st.
646 Library Materials for Young Adults. 3 cr. U/G. Criteria for evaluation and selection of materials for young adults, emphasizing current resources, techniques of reading guidance and book talks.|Prereq: jr st.
650 An Introduction to Modern Archives Administration. 3 cr. U/G. An introduction to the archives profession, archives administration, main uses of primary sources in academic research, and archival issues regarding the Internet and other technologies.|Prereq: jr st; InfoSt 501(C).
655 Information and Records Management: 3 cr. U/G. Principles and practices of information and records management: organizational information needs, retention, schedules, vital records protection, micrographics, records centers and records management policy.|Prereq: jr st.
656 Electronic Documents and Records Management. 3 cr. U/G. Advanced concepts, unique challenges, and on-going issues of electronic records management, including automated systems, information lifecycle management, access, legality, media stability, migration, and long-term preservation.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt(L&I Sci) 691 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st; InfoSt(L&I Sci) 655(P) or cons instr.
660 Information Policy. 3 cr. U/G. Explore various aspects of information policy including privacy, intellectual property, and intellectual freedom; covers applicable methodologies.|Prereq: jr st.
661 Information Ethics. 3 cr. U/G. Ethical traditions, concepts, and principles for the information professions in the global information society; ethical implications of information technologies.|Counts as a repeat of L&I Sci 691 with similar topic/title. Prereq: jr st & InfoSt(L&I Sci) 110(P); 501(P) or cons instr.
670 Instructional Technologies. 3 cr. U/G. Traditional technologies, multimedia formats, and computer-based technologies for instructional purposes.|No degree cr for students with cr in InfoSt(L&I Sci) 668 or 669. Prereq: jr st; InfoSt(L&I Sci) 632(P).
674 The Search Engine Society. 3 cr. U/G. Critical examination of the role of search engines in contemporary society, including impact on information organization and retrieval, information institutions, information policy, law, and ethics.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt(L&I Sci) 691 w/similar topic. Prereq: jr st; InfoSt(L&I Sci) 501(P) or cons instr.
675 Information Technology and Organizations. 3 cr. U/G. Topical seminar, exploring the relationship between information technology (IT) culture, organizations and the organization of work, cultures, subcultures; sociology of IT work; enterprise systems; knowledge management; data mining and IT careers.|Prereq: jr st.
682 Digital Libraries. 3 cr. U/G. Concepts and technologies for development of digital libraries. Topics include tools for multimedia digitization, organization of digital resources, and evaluation of digital libraries and gateways.|Prereq: jr st & InfoSt(L&I Sci) 110(P); 501(P); or cons instr.
685 Electronic Publishing and Web Design. 3 cr. U/G. An introduction to principles of visual communications related to electronic media with emphasis on website development, electronic documents, and production and dissemination of electronic information.|Counts as repeat of InfoSt(L&I Sci) 691 w/similar topic. Prereq: jr st.
691 Special Topics in Information Science: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. An exploration of current topics in information science. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.

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