Course offerings

Browse or search the catalog of UMSI course offerings below. Courses offered in the past two years and new courses planned for an upcoming term are included. Click on the course number or title to view a brief description, credit hours, advisory or required prerequisites (if any), and a link to a recent syllabus.

For term schedule information for a current or upcoming semester, including instructor name, day, time, and location, and to register for courses, visit Wolverine Access (under Public Resources, select U-M Course Catalog, then Class Search by School/College, then Information).

See links at left to review descriptions of courses indicated as "special topics" and information on internships for credit, dissertation/candidacy credit, and independent study courses.

Catalog Number Course Title
106 Programs, Information and People
110 Introduction to Information Studies
206 Data-Oriented Programming
260 Opportunity in the Age of Intelligent Machines
301 Models of Social Information Processing
310 Information Environments and Work
311 Special Topics in Information
315 Interpersonal and Psychological Implications of Social Media
320 Graphic Design
330 Data Manipulation
334 Persuasion and Social Influence
335 Social Media in Organizations
339 Web Design, Development, and Accessibility
340 Experiment Design and Analyses
345 Consulting for Information Professionals
360 Succeeding at Failing: The Art of Entrepreneurship in the Information Age
364 Building Interactive Applications
370 Data Exploration
388 Putting the H in HCI: Human Perception, Cognition and Mental Processes
405 Senior Final Project Preparation Course
410 Ethics and Information Technology
422 Needs Assessment and Usability Evaluation
425 Introduction to User Modeling
429 Online Communities: Analysis and Design of Online Interaction
430 Information Technology and Global Society
431 Algorithms and Society
432 Self-Organization in Science and Society
435 Exploring Computational Thinking Through Making
460 Modeling Success: The Science of Entrepreneurship in the Information Age
482 Interaction Design Studio
485 Information Analytics Project
487 User Experience Final Project
489 Designing Engagement Through Social Media
501 Contextual Inquiry and Consulting Foundations
505 Career and Internship Studio: Design Your Success
506 Programming I
507 Intermediate Programming
508 Intensive Python Programming for Information Students
511 Special Topics
515 Engineering Applications of Media Technology
519 Intellectual Property and Information Law
520 Graphic Design and Visual Communications
521 Advanced Psychoacoustics
523 Information and Control
529 Online Communities
530 Principles in Management
536 Introduction to Urban Informatics
537 Crisis Informatics
538 Citizen Interaction Design
539 Design of Complex Websites
544 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis
547 Engaging with Communities
548 Principles of Software Design for Learning
549 Transformative Learning and Teaching with Technology
551 Information Behavior and Search Experience
552 Introduction to Accessibility
554 Consumer Health Informatics
559 Introduction to AR/VR Application Design
561 Natural Language Processing
563 Game Theory
564 SQL and Databases
570 Semantics-Based Knowledge Descriptions and Organization
574 Health Informatics Program Seminar
580 Understanding Records and Archives: Principles and Practices
582 Introduction to Interaction Design
588 Fundamentals of Human Behavior
605 Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
608 Networks
611 Population Health Informatics
612 Pervasive Interaction Design
616 Advanced Topics in Graphic Design and Communication
617 Choice Architecture
618 Data Manipulation and Analysis
620 Collection Development and Management
622 Needs Assessment and Usability Evaluation
623 Research Methods for Information Professionals
627 Managing and Leading the IT Org
629 Access Systems
630 Natural Language Processing: Algorithms and People
631 Agile Software Development for Content Management Systems
634 Content Management Systems Configuration and Site Building
635 Content Management Systems and Web Frameworks
639 Web Archiving
643 Instructional Skills for Information Professionals
646 Information Economics
647 Information Resources and Services
648 Evaluation and Research Methods for Health Informatics and Learning Systems
649 Information Visualization
650 Information Retrieval
652 Electronic Commerce
653 Evidence-Informed Decision-Making for the 21st Century Health Care
658 Information Architecture
659 Developing AR/VR Experiences
660 Experimental Social Computing Systems
661 Managing Health Informatics
663 Innovation Leadership in the Information Industry
664 Database Application Design
666 Organization of Information Resources
667 Foundations of Digital Curation
669 Developing Mobile Experiences
670 Applied Machine Learning
671 Data Mining: Methods and Applications
672 Applied Clinical Informatics
675 Digitization Cultural Heritage Materials
678 Preserving Sound and Motion
682 Advanced User Research in the Field
684 Designing Consumer-Health Technologies
686 User-Generated Content
688 Global Information Engagement Program
690 Internship/Field Experience
691 Independent Study
697 Master's Thesis Option Program - 1st Semester
698 Master's Thesis Option Program - 2nd Semester
699 MSI Mastery Courses
701 Doctoral Foundations Seminar
702 Seminar in Organizational Studies
705 First Semester Experience
719 Knowledge/Power/Practice in Science, Technology, and Medicine
721 Data Mining: Methods and Applications
724 Qualitative Methods: The purpose of this seminar is to examine, critique current research employing, and begin to utilize a variety of qualitative methods. The course will focus on the design of qualitative studies, selection of data collection method
840 Research Methods
860 Research Methods Course in Experimental Methods: This course will be an introduction to experimental methods and some of the major subject areas that have been addressed by laboratory and field experiments. We will discuss basic principles and concret
998 Curriculum Practical Project