March 22, 2021

INFO 200: Intellectual Foundations of Informatics (5 cr) – I&S

Information is a powerful driver of nearly every aspect of society. However, the design of information systems, information technology, and even information itself can have both positive and negative impacts on individuals, organizations, and society. It takes reflective, systematic, inclusive design to ensure information is a force for good for all. People who design information systems such as product designers, UX designers, information architects, software engineers, security analysts, and policy makers are responsible for ensuring these outcomes. Academic programs like Informatics train professionals to achieve these goals.


INFO 201: Technical Foundations (5 cr) – QSR

This course introduces fundamental tools and technologies necessary to transform data into knowledge. The class will cover skill associated with each component of the information lifecycle, including the collection, storage, analysis, and visualization of data. Core competencies underlying this process, including functional programming, use of databases, data wrangling, version control, and command line proficiency, are acquired through real-world data-driven assignments.­­­ After finishing this course, you’ll be ready to apply these data-skills to your field of interest, or pursue higher level informatics courses.