Below is a list of courses typically offered by the Informatics Department at IU Southeast. Other courses may be offered on a semester-by-semester basis. For a full listing of the Informatics Courses, view the Course List in the Academic Bulletin.
INFO-I101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
P: None. Emphasis on topics in human-computer interaction and human factors, collaborative technologies, group problem solving, ethics, privacy, and ownership of information and information sources, information representation and the information life cycle, the transformation of data to information, and futuristic thinking.
INFO-I110 Basic Tools of Informatics I - Programming (1.5 cr.)
C: INFO-I101. Introduction to programming for users of computers systems. Emphasis on problem-solving techniques. An eight-week lecture and laboratory course.
INFO-I111 Basic Tools of Informatics II - Introduction to Databases (1.5 cr.)
C: INFO-I101. Introduction to database design concepts. Entering and modifying data, accessing data using visual tools and SQL, and building database applications using forms and application development tools. Emphasis on problem-solving techniques. An eight-week lecture and laboratory course.
INFO-I201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics (4 cr.)
P: INFO-I101, I110, I111, I210, & MATH-M118. An introduction to the suite of mathematical and logical tools used in information sciences, including finite mathematics, automata and computability theory, elementary probability and statistics, and basics of classical information theory. Cross listed with CSCI-C251. Credit given for either INFO-I201 or CSCI-C251 (IUS).
INFO-I202 Social Informatics (3 cr.)
P: INFO I101. Introduces the social and behavioral foundations of informatics. Theoretical approaches to how technology is used from psychological and sociotechnical perspectives. Examples of how current and emerging technologies such as games, e-mail, and electronic commerce are affecting daily lives, social relations, work, and leisure time.
INFO-I210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.)
C: INFO-I101, I110, & I111. The software architecture of information systems. Basic concepts of systems and applications programming. Cross listed with CSCI-C201. Credit given for only one of the following: INFO-I210 or CSCI-C201 (IUS).
INFO-I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.)
P: INFO-I110, I111, & I210. The systems architecture of distributed applications. Advanced programming, including an introduction to the programming of graphical systems. Cross listed with CSCI-C202. Credit given for only one of the following: INFO-I211 or CSCI-C202 (IUS).
P: INFO-I110, I111, & I211. The analysis of human factors and the design of computer application interfaces. A survey of current HCI designs with an eye toward what future technologies will allow. The course will emphasize learning HCI based on implementation and testing interfaces.
INFO-I303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.)
P: INFO I101. Examines the various needs, uses, and consequences of information in organizational contexts. Topics include organizational types and characteristics, functional areas and business processes, information-based products and services, the use of and redefining role of information technology, the changing character of work life and organizational practices, sociotechnical structures, and the rise and transformation of information-based industries.
INFO-I308 Information Representation (3 cr.)
P: INFO-I110, I111, I201, & I210. The basic structure of information representation in social and scientific applications. Representational structures and approaches from many disciplines are introduced: philosophical theories of classification and categorization; information access and representation on the World Wide Web; object-oriented design and relational databases; and AI knowledge representation and discovery.
INFO-I320 Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing (3 cr.)
P: INFO I211. An introductory treatment of distributed systems and programming. Topics range from the distributed and object models of computation to advanced concepts, such as remote method invocations, object brokers, object services, open systems, and future trends for distributed information systems.
INFO-I330 Legal and Social Informatics of Security (3 cr.)
P: INFO-I101. This course examines that set of ethical and legal problems most tightly bound to the issues of Information control. The interaction and technology changes, but the core issues have remained: privacy, intellectual property, Internet law, concepts of jurisdiction, speech anonymity versus accountability, and ethical decision making in the network environment.
INFO-I356 Globalization, Where We Fit In (3 cr.)
P: INFO-I101, I110, & I111. Globalization changes how we work, what we buy, and who we know. Globalization involves people working eighty hour weeks in China and receiving free state-of-the-art drugs in Africa. Learn about the past, present, and future of globalization and what it means for you, your job, and your community.
P: INFO I308. The course explores the use of data mining techniques in different settings, including business and scientific domains. The emphasis will be on using techniques instead of developing new techniques or algorithms. Students will select, prepare, visualize, analyze, and present data that leads to the discovery of novel and actionable information.
INFO-I427 Search Informatics (3 cr.)
P: INFO-I101, I110, I111, & I308. Techniques and tools to automatically crawl, parse, index, store, and search Web information, organizing knowledge that can help meet the needs of organizations, communities and individual users. Social and business impact of search engine technology. As a project, students will build a real search engine and compare it with Google.
INFO-I441 Human-Computer Interaction Design I (3 cr.)
P: INFO-I101 & I300. Human-computer interaction design (HCID) describes the way a person or group accomplishes tasks with a computer—what the individual or group does and how the computer responds; what the computer does and how the individual or group responds. This course is organized around a collection of readings and three design projects applying human-computer interaction principles to the design, selection, and evaluation of interactive systems.
P: Approval and completion of all required core informatics courses. Students put their informatics education to practice through the development of a substantial project while working in a professional information technology environment. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
INFO-I494 Design and Development of an Information System (3 cr.)
P: Senior standing and approval. System design and development present both technical and managerial problems with which students will be familiar from their undergraduate course work. This course puts these lessons into practice as students work in teams to develop an information system. Examples of course projects include design and development of a database for a business or academic application, preparation and presentation of an interactive media performance or exhibit, or design and implementation of a simulated environment (virtual reality).
INFO-I495 Design and Development of an Information System (3 cr.)
P: INFO-I494. System design and development present both technical and managerial problems with which students will be familiar from their undergraduate course work. This course puts these lessons into practice as students work in teams to develop an information system. Examples of course projects include design and development of a database for a business or academic application, preparation and presentation of an interactive media performance or exhibit, or design and implementation of a simulated environment (virtual reality).
INFO-I499 Readings and Research in Informatics (1-3 cr.)
P: Consent of instructor and completion of 100- and 200-level requirements in informatics. Independent readings and research related to a topic of special interest to the student. Written report required. Can be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
INFO-Y395 Career Development for Informatics Majors (1 cr.)
P: INFO-I101, I110, & I111. Helps students develop skills and knowl.edge to successfully pursue a career search, both at the time of graduation and as they progress through their careers. The course covers techniques and strategies to make the job search more efficient and effective. An eight-week course.