skip to content
UT Austin
photo
Undergrad 04-06

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
School of Information

CHAPTER 9
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

8. School of Information

 

Andrew P. Dillon
PhD
Dean

Mary Lynn Rice-Lively
PhD
Associate Dean

Web site
www.ischool.utexas.edu

The School of Information offers the Master of Science in Information Studies and the Doctor of Philosophy. Information is given in the Graduate Catalog about these programs and about the requirements for admission to graduate study.

In addition to the graduate courses described in the Graduate Catalog, the faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course; if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Information Studies: INF

Lower-Division Courses

301C. Freshman Seminar.
Restricted to first-semester freshmen. Small-group seminar involving reading, discussion, writing, and oral reports. Introduction to University resources, including libraries, computer and research facilities, and museums. Several sections are offered each semester, with various topics and instructors. Two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Information Studies 301C and Library and Information Science 301C may not both be counted.

301D. Connecting Research Experience.
Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

312. Information in Cyberspace.
Basic skills in using the Internet as a medium for information, research, communication, and multimedia resources: e-mail, ftp, World Wide Web, file compression, use of search engines, and Web publishing; introduction to larger issues such as governance, ethics, and freedom of expression. Web-based instruction; no class meetings. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 312, Library and Information Science 312, 341.

118C, 218C, 318C. Forum Seminar Series.
Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Lectures and discussion on various contemporary issues. Emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. For 118C, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks; for 218C, two lecture hours a week for one semester; for 318C, three lecture hours a week for one semester, or two lecture hours and one hour of supervised research a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Information Studies 118C, 218C, 318C, Library and Information Science 118C, 218C, 318C.

318D. Introduction to Information Studies.
Overview of the information field as it relates to the technology-based world culture. Topics may include the idea of information, information in relation to technology and culture, information technology in education, information literacy and the "digital divide," information and communication technology, information and gender, public information policy, and information organization and preservation. Web-based instruction; no class meetings.

Upper-Division Courses

320C. Connecting Research Experience.
Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

322T. Children's Literature.
Evaluation, selection, and proper and creative use of books and other media with children. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 322T, 322W, Library and Information Science 322T. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

322W. Children's Literature.
Evaluation, selection, and proper and creative use of books and other media with children. Web-based instruction; no class meetings. Only one of the following may be counted: Information Studies 322T, 322W, Library and Information Science 322T. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

331C. Finding Information.
A general introduction to exploring, finding, and evaluating information. Introduces information formats along several dimensions.

343C. Information Organization and Access.
Basic aspects of representing and organizing information resources in digital information settings. Introduces the fundamentals of identifying informational objects, including description, content indication, and metadata.

 


Top of File     

Undergraduate Catalog

      

Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - School of Information
Chapter 9 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B - Degree and Course Abbreviations

Related Information
Catalogs
Course Schedules
Academic Calendars
Office of Admissions


Office of the Registrar
University of Texas at Austin

17 August 2004. Registrar's Web Team

Send comments to Official Publications