Graduate Courses

INFO 531: Data Warehousing and Analytics in the Cloud

Data Warehousing and Analytics In the Cloud will utilize concepts, frameworks, and best practices for designing a cloud-based data warehousing solution and explore how to use analytical tools to perform analysis on your data. In the first half of the course, I will provide an overview of the field of Cloud Computing, its main concepts, and students will get hands-on experience through projects which utilize cloud computing platforms.

INFO 552: Advanced Game Development

Game development is a vast field with many advanced concepts. This course aims to teach students
such concepts, techniques and mechanisms in Unity, covering procedural content generation, design
patterns, artificial intelligence, shaders and postprocessing effects, animation, custom interactions and
gestures, and performance optimization. The students are expected to have fundamental game
development knowledge in Unity and C#. The course is heavily hands-on and project oriented. Students

LIS 544: Media Archaeology: Moving Image as Evidence

This course combines theory and application in the study of the moving image as scholarly evidence. Following an overview of film history and theory, students will learn basic film and video identification, handling and preservation methods. Each student will be assigned a film or films to research and analyze as primary evidence. Evidence reels will include nonfiction film and video material in local repositories, including UA Special Collections and Arizona Historical Society.

LIS 547: Data Literacy

In this course, learners will acquire skills in visual design, mathematical reasoning and computational thinking to gain an understanding of data literacy. Learners are introduced to theories of cognition and visual perception as they relate to data visualization. Together, the class will create data visualizations and engage in meaning making around representations of data to explore profiling, prediction, judgement, and decision making.

LIS 578: Science Information and its Presentation

In today's digital society, people have access to a wide variety of information sources and scientific data. In this course, students will learn about the role of science and scientific data in society, and they will consider means for making science information findable and understandable for a wide variety of audiences. This course will provide students an interdisciplinary experience for considering science data and how that information gets shared across contexts.

LIS 579: Literature and Literacy for Young Children

Examines children's literature and its role in the literacy development of young children (preschool - 3rd grade). Explores both the types of literature and ways to bring children and books together.

LIS 588: Special Topics in Library and Information Science

Explore how information technologies from the emergence of the use of symbols, through the development of the book, to today's Web 2.0 shape our lives and our culture. We will explore the benefits and the possible dangers of new and emerging information technologies. We will approach these and other issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, looking at the insights into our information age that can be provided by such areas of inquiry as history, linguistics sociology, political theory, information science, and philosophy.

LIS 635: Data Standards for the Semantic Web

Organizing information in electronic formats requires standard machine readable languages. This course covers recent standards including XML(eXtensible Markup Language) and related technologies (XPath and XSLT) which are used widely in current information organization systems. Building on a sounding understanding of XML technologies, the course also introduces students to newer standards that support the development of the Semantic Web.

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