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564 - SQL and Databases

SQL and Databases --- This course will introduce the students to beginning and intermediate database concepts to prepare the student to use databases as part of a data analysis workflow. The students will learn data modelling, SQL Syntax, understanding how to evaluate different database systems for suitability, how to evaluate and improve the performance of database operations, how to use a database in a multi-step analysis process.

568 - Introduction to Applied Data Science

Introduction to Applied Data Science --- This course aims to introduce students to the basics of Data Science. Students will complete four different modules - How to be a Data Scientist, Communicating results to Stakeholders, Ethics of Data Science and Introduction to the various subspecialties of Data Science such as ML, NLP, IR, Networks, Data Mining, etc.

574 - Health Informatics Program Seminar

Health Informatics Program Seminar ---This course is a requirement for second year students in the Master of Health Informatics program. It focuses on reflection and presentations associated with the internship experience. Presentation and constructive feedback as aspects of leadership will be emphasized.

579 - Building Interactive Applications

Building Interactive Applications --- This course introduces tools and techniques for building user interfaces that are reactive and responsive. It covers a variety of design heuristics for creating interfaces that are usable and accessible. It also teaches software design patterns to implement user interfaces at scale.

580 - Understanding Records and Archives: Principles and Practices

Understanding Records and Archives: Principles and Practices --- Provides an understanding of why societies, cultures, organizations, and individuals create and keep records. Presents cornerstone terminology, concepts, and practices used in records management and archival administration. Examines the evolution of methods and technologies used to create, store, organize, and preserve records and the ways in which organizations and individuals are archives and records for ongoing operations, accountability, research, litigation, and organizational memory. Participants become familiar with the legal, policy, and ethical issues surrounding records and archives administration and become conversant with the structure, organization, and literature of the archival and records management professions.

581 - Preserving Information Resources in a Digital Age

Preserving Information Resources in a Digital Age --- A comprehensive, conceptual overview of preservation management, and the responsibility to ensure persistent, perpetual access to information resources. Preservation is presented as a distinct program area, and as an embedded feature of core information processing and dissemination functions in libraries, archives and other domain-specific data intensive research programs.

582 - Introduction to Interaction Design

Introduction to Interaction Design --- This course will provide students with a hands-on introduction to interaction design. The course will focus on design methods and design thinking, and will allow students to develop their design sensibilities and practical skills through a series of design exercises. The course will cover individual and group ideation techniques; and contemporary perspectives on interaction design for common platforms (e.g., web, desktop, tablet, mobile, and beyond). The course will combine readings, lectures, and in-class exercises to convey and reinforce the intellectual content. Individual and group assignments will provide an opportunity to engage more deeply with the material. The course work may include substantial individual/group project at the end of the course or a semester-long individual project. In-class presentations, along with group critique will allow students to receive feedback from peers and instructors to improve and refine their craft. In-class discussions will rely heavily on concrete examples that are analyzed and critiqued by students and instructors alike, and are used to illustrate and reinforce the course content.

583 - Managing Accountability Through Recordkeeping

Managing Accountability Through Recordkeeping --- Intensive overview for managing information as a critical organizational asset and the various accountability risks associated with their neglect. Social, legal, and policy requirements such as trust, evidence, compliance, and social transformation will be examined alongside ongoing tensions between preservation and destruction, secrecy and transparency, and privacy and openness.

585 - Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication --- Covers the production, access, and evaluation of scholarly information in print and digital formats. Focuses on current and historical challenges and opportunities, with emphasis on open access, peer review, modes of disseminating research and data, and the critical role of information institutions and professions in the scholarly communication landscape.

588 - Fundamentals of Human Behavior

Fundamentals of Human Behavior --- Surveys basic principles of cognitive and social psychology relevant to the design and use of information systems. Focuses on important findings in psychological science and their implications for the design and use of information systems. Topics include the basics of human perception, memory capacity and organization, the development of skill and expertise, and the characteristics of everyday reasoning and decision making. For example, a central problem in information science is how to label information stored for later recall. By examining how human memory operates, we can gain some insight into possible schemes that may be compatible with human users. This survey of what we know about the human mind offers ideas about how to exploit mental capacities in the design and use of information systems.