Courses Currently Offered Fall 22, updated on 4/20/2022.

This table is intended to inform registration for Fall and Spring semester courses. It is subject to change. When courses are announced for the coming semester, the list is updated to list courses for which students may pre-register. That list remains until the schedule is announced for the following semester. If you notice any errors or omissions, please inform us at itadvisor@umass.edu.

You may filter this list to show only courses that meet a specific requirement (e.g., elective, broadened inquiry).

Extra technical and broadened inquiry courses may be taken as electives (although, electives cannot be applied toward broadened inquiry or technical courses). Foundation courses cannot be taken as electives.

Be sure to consult Spire for any course restrictions or override instructions.

Titlesort descending Course Name Description Notes Offered Catalog Status Requirement Tags
ACCOUNTG 311 Accounting Information Systems

Examines representing, capturing, and reporting of information about events relevant to the operations of a business organization.  The course also uses various data analytics approaches to analyze the efficiency, effectiveness, and control of business processes.  Controls over business operations are examined from a number of different perspectives including COSO and CoBIT.

Open to Accounting majors only. Prerequisites: OIM 210 & ACCOUNTG 331 Yes Approved Elective
ANTHRO 212 Special Topics- Science, Technology and Society

This course explores scientific and technical systems that permeate our lives. By way of facial recognition, IQ tests, vaccine protocols, hydroelectric dams, and other systems, we will focus on the all-too-human questions embedded in processes of scientific innovation and technological development. Together, we will address the following: What makes something a scientific fact? Who benefits and who is harmed by emerging platforms? How do social, political, and economic inequities shape technology and vice-versa? Can we engineer alternate futures?

Formerly ANTHRO 297ST Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
ART 275 Digital Media: Still Image

This course explores the creative possibilities of digital image creation and manipulation.  Through demonstrations, creative technical assignments, students explore the digital workflow in independent projects involving sustained inquiry into self selected theme.

Open to Undergraduate Art, BFA-Art, BFA-Art-Ed, BFA-Design and BS-Architecture majors only. Prerequisite: Art 104, 110, 120, or 131 Or permission of the instructor. Yes Approved Elective
ART 374 Computer Animation I

Principles and applications of computer animation using Autodesk Maya software in film, video, music, and technology. Introduction to 2D and 3D animation programs. Skills acquired in preparation for production in second semester.  Prerequisites: ART 271 and 297Q. Should be followed by Art 384 Computer Animation II 

--- Yes Approved Elective
BCT 320 Intro to CAD in construction/Archit

This course provides an introduction into construction-related Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) tools.  By using industry-standard software in exercises and projects, students gain the capability to model construction projects and create industry-standard architectural drawings. BCT and Architecture Majors Only. 

Was BCT 220 BCT and Architecture Majors Only Yes Approved Elective
BIOLOGY 572 Neurobiology

Biology of nerve cells and cellular interactions in nervous systems. Lectures integrate structural, functional, molecular, and developmental approaches. Topics include neuronal anatomy and physiology, neural induction and pattern formation, development of neuronal connections, membrane potentials and neuronal signals, synapses, sensory systems, control of movement, systems neuroscience and neural plasticity. With Biology 494LI, this course satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BS-Biol majors.

Open to Psychology, Biology, and Science-Biology majors only. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIOLOGY 285 (or BIOCHEM 275) and PSYCH 330 (or BIOLOGY 372) Yes Approved Elective
COMM 121 Intro to Media and Culture

Even skeptics among us believe that in the U.S. and around the world, media make a difference in our democracy and our everyday lives.  This course takes that belief to heart, asking about the social and cultural role of mass media in advanced, post-industrial Western societies (primarily in the U.S.). We consider how media and their surrounding economic and institutional framework affect cultural, political and ideological processes. We consider a range of media forms in historical context to understand how today's media systems came to be. We examine how scholars have understood media power and influence and, finally, we turn to sites of agency-how media makers and users produce and change media form, content and meaning.

This course is open to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors only. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
COMM 497DB Special Topics- Survey of Digital Behavioral Data

Our digital, social and civic life is increasingly powered by data. What we read, watch and buy is shaped by customization algorithms that are built based on a trove of digital behavioral data (e.g., Facebook likes and YouTube viewing history). This class will provide a broad picture of how our internet behavior is being tracked and analyzed for user psychology and public opinion as well as the implication of data mining on privacy and civic engagement. The course includes workshops in technical skills for social media data mining and visualization.

Open to Senior and Junior Communication majors only. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
COMP-LIT 236 Digital Culture I

Develop an understanding of digital culture, what its primary goals are, and what metaphors are useful in describing it. There are three units: a survey of digital culture and learn how to understand digital artworks and electronic literature, second, unit focuses on virtual reality technology as it has been represented in fiction and used by artists, lastly. the topic of cyborgs, and the merging of the human and the machine.

Serves as Gen Ed I Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
COMPSCI 119 Intro to PGMG (Python)

This introduction to computer programming with Python emphasizes multimedia (graphics and sound) applications that are relevant for Web designers, graphic artists, and more. Students will explore basic concepts in computer science and computer programming by manipulating digital images and sound files. No prior programming experience is needed.   Not for CMPSCI majors.

Find override information and the CICS Override Form . Please be sure to indicate that you are an IT Minor

 

Non CMPSCI Majors ONLY. Was CMPSCI 191P Yes Approved Technical
COMPSCI 121 Introduction to Problem Solving w/ Computers (Java)

An introductory course in problem solving in computing, using the programming language Java. Focuses on the fundamental concepts of problem solving and on computer imple-mentation. Satisfactory completion is a prerequisite for all higher-level computer science courses. Use of computer required. Prerequisite: high school algebra and basic math skills. Find override information and the CICS Override Form herePlease, be sure to indicate that you are an IT Minor.

Open to Sophomores and Freshmen only. Prerequisite: Completion of the R1 General Education Requirement (or a score of 20 or higher on the Math Placement Exam, Part A) or one of the following courses: Math 101 & 102, Math 104, 127, 128, 131 or 132. INTENDED FOR CS AND INFORM MAJORS OR THOSE APPLYING TO THESE MAJORS. It is recommended that non-CICS students take COMPSCI 119 to gain programming experience. Yes Approved Technical
COMPSCI 186 Using Data Structures

This course introduces foundational abstract data types and algorithms. The main focus is on the use of data structures in designing and developing programs to solve problems in a variety of domains. Specific topics include lists, sets, maps, graphs, stacks, queues, searching, and sorting. (Gen Ed R2) Prerequisites: COMPSCI 121 (or equivalent experience) and Basic Math Skills (R1). This course is not a substitute for COMPSCI 187. If unsure of whether this course or COMPSCI 187 is more appropriate, contact instructor.

Prerequisite: COMPSCI 121 with a grade of C or better and completion of the R1 Gen Ed (Basic Math Skills). R2: Analytical Reasoning Requirement Yes Approved Technical
COMPSCI 187 Prog W/Data Structrs

Advanced programming techniques in the Java language and elementary techniques of software engineering: documentation, coding style, basic testing principles, and informal reasoning about correctness. The notion of an abstract data structure and various important data structures: stacks, queues, linked lists, tree-based structures, and hash tables. Use of object-oriented language constructs for encapsulation of data objects.

--- Yes Approved Technical
COMPSCI 325 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction

In this course we examine the important problems in Usability, Human Computer Interaction, User Interfaces, and Human Centered Computing.  We will examine elements of HCI history, understanding human capabilities, HCI design, several methods for prototyping user interfaces, and new applications and paradigms in human computer interaction.

Open to juniors and seniors in Computer Science or Informatics. SEATS RESERVED FOR INFORM MAJORS AS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR MAJOR. ELIGIBLE STUDENTS MAY BE UNABLE TO ENROLL IN OPEN SEATS UNTIL THE RESERVE FOR INFORM MAJORS IS MET. A PREREQUISITE OF COMPSCI 186 (OR COMPSCI 187) WITH A C OR BETTER HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE FACULTY SENATE FOR FALL 2021. STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM: https://www.cics.umass.edu/overrides. Yes Approved Elective
COMPSCI 391L S-Computer Crime Law

In this course, students will study and discuss legal issues related to crimes involving computers and networks. Our main topics will include recent and important case law, statutes, and constitutional clauses concerning authorization, access, vice crimes, search and seizure, wiretaps, the right to privacy, FISA, and jurisdiction. Students are assumed to be familiar with general computing concepts and applications, but the instructor will provide an introduction to legal concepts.

CMPSCI 230 is a firm prerequisite. CMPSCI majors who are pursuing the IT Minor must take at least 2 courses toward the minor outside of their school. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
ECON 397LE Special Topics- Economics in the Age of Big Data and the Internet: Liars' Economics

Liars' Economics will introduce students to skeptical and effective consumption and production of information in the era of big data.  Students will learn how to spot and avoid statistical pitfalls, irrational decisions, fake news, information out of context, and blind faith.  The course will draw from historical examples and current events and from contemporary debates in economics and political economy. Students will practice interpreting, visualizing, and writing about big data.

Prerequisite: ECON 103 (or RES-ECON 102) and ECON 104 Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
ECON 452 Econometrics

This course provides an introduction to Econometrics. Econometrics applies economic theory and the tools of descriptive and inferential statistics to economic data to answer a wide variety of interesting questions. Econometrics theory and tools can be used to: describe the characteristics of a population; create hypotheses and test the predictions of a theoretical model; and estimate the statistical relationship between two variables.  This course will introduce you to the theoretical foundations and empirical applications of multiple regression analysis. Because a key concern of modern econometric practice is the estimation of causal relationships between variables, the course will place special emphasis on threats to the validity of causal inferences. The course will also introduce you to STATA, a powerful and widely used statistical software package.

For Econ, ResEcon and STPEC majors only. Prerequisites: One of the following: (Math 127, 131, Econ 151, 152) AND one of the following: (Res-Econ 211, 212, Statistics 240, 501, 515) Yes Approved Elective
EDUC 390F Integrating Technology in Curriculum

Course examines the potential that computer-based technologies have for making instruction more efficient, effective, and engaging in classrooms at all education levels.  Students learn to apply basic instructional design principles to create lesson plans and other instructional materials. 

Formerly EDUC 593A. Yes Approved Elective
EDUC 595A Educational Video Production

This course focuses on the planning, production, and analysis of educational videos.  Students will engage in all video production processes with a special focus on online video editing production.

--- Yes Approved Elective
ENGLISH 302 Studies in Textuality and New Media
An introduction to digital culture, visual images, audio content, archives, and new media.  Critical approaches include a focus on formal analysis, historical perspective, reception and audience, and cultural theory.
 
You must have fulfilled your CW Gen. Ed. requirement to enroll in this course. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
ENGLISH 391D Writing and Emerging Technologies

In this course we will explore modes of writing in and for digital environments. Students will develop skills that are relevant for a variety of writing-intensive professions, including publishing, content strategy, technical writing, marketing, and non-profit advocacy work. Students can expect to gain hands-on experience with software or platforms commonly used for digital or print publishing (e.g., WordPress or Adobe InDesign/Illustrator). This workshop-style course meets in a computer classroom; regular attendance is required. This course counts toward the following specializations in English: PWTC, SPOW, NMDH.

Prerequisite (may be waived with instructor approval): completion of English 200 and two of the following period survey courses-English 201, 202, 221, 268 or 269.

 

 
Professor Solberg will waive the prereq for IT Minors who are interested in the course and who understand that regular attendance and participation are expected. IT Minors who want to be added should email her directly at jlsolber@english.umass.edu, please indicate that you are an IT Minor. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
ENGLISH 397GS Introduction to Video Game Studies

This course introduces the now-established methods and theoretical debates that comprise the  interdisciplinary academic discipline of “video game studies.” It prioritizes analyses of the  formal, historical, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of games as these aspects have  been discussed by game scholars including Ian Bogost, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Mary  Flanagan, Jane McGonigal, Lisa Nakamura, and Katie Salen. The course will better prepare students to think and write critically about topics ranging from the fan-fiction of the Halo  franchise and the geo-politics of Resident Evil 5 to the widespread appeal of The Sims as a  form of individual and group therapy. We will also study game genres like First-Person  Shooters, Role-playing Games, and Simulation Games as we investigate key concepts in  video game studies, such as theories of play, rules, cheating, modding and hacking culture, live-streaming, choice, ethics, and machinima. Students will complete weekly written  reflections, a video game genre presentation, and a final animated video project that offers a  savvy analysis of video games as culture.

Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
FINANCE 304 Financial Modeling

Application of financial models in the business environment. The use of computer-based spreadsheet and simulation packages in business analysis.

Open to junior and senior Finance students in the Isenberg School of Management. Prerequisite: FINANCE 301 Yes Approved Elective
GEOGRAPH 352 Computer Mapping

Mapping  projects through the use of software mapping packages.

Students select their own final projects.

Additional fees are associated with this section. Yes Approved Elective
GEOGRAPH 426 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

This course introduces the principles of digital image analysis for interpreting remotely sensed data for environmental, resource and urban studies.  Emphasis will be given to the processing and information extraction from optical and thermal imagery.

Replaces GEO-SCI 426 Yes Approved Elective
GEOGRAPH 592M S-Computer Mapping

Mapping projects through the use of software mapping packages. Students select their own final projects.

Additional fees are associated with this section. Yes Approved Elective
HISTORY 180 The History of Science and Technology in the Western World, Part I

Focus on the birth of Western science in the rational cosmology of the ancient Greeks, on its transmission to medieval Europe, and its eventual overturning in the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries. (Gen.Ed. HS)

Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
HISTORY 181 History Western Sci & Technology II

This sequel to History 180 surveys Western science and technology in their cultural context from the Scientific Revolution to the Cold War. The course introduces students to key scientific ideas of the modern age through the lens of social, political, and intellectual history. Important themes include the social organization of science, the creation scientific spaces and sites for the production of scientific knowledge, and the role of technology in both science and the basic infrastructure of modern life. Course topics will vary widely, including subjects such as the Copernican view of the universe, Darwinian evolution in science and society, the quantum revolution in 20th century physics, and the Space Race. Readings will consist of primary and secondary sources; short research and response papers will be assigned. No prerequisites, although previous exposure to a course in modern European or American history is helpful.

Gen Ed (HS) Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
HT-MGT 387 Information Technology and Social Media in Hospitality and Tourism Management

This course examines the strategic use of technology in modern hospitality and tourism organizations including the utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and social media as a marketing and management tool. The application and use of both business intelligence and hospitality business analytics is also explored.

For overrides please email Muzzo Uysa, Department Chair & Professor in the Hospitality & Tourism Management Department, at muysal@isenberg.umass.edu. Please tell him that you are an IT Minor. Yes Approved Elective
INFO 101 Introduction to Informatics

An introduction to the main concepts of Informatics.  There are several "Big Ideas" in computing, including but not limited to abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, and analysis of both computational problems and computational artifacts.  This class provides an introduction to those ideas and considers some of the ways that those computing principles might be used to solve real world problems.  Computer-based assignments are an integral part of this course but no programming knowledge or prior programming experience is expected or required. Not for CS majors.

Open to undergraduate students NOT majoring in Computer Science. CS MAJORS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS COURSE. FOUNDATIONS COURSE FOR THE INFORMATICS MAJOR. STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM: https://www.cics.umass.edu/overrides. Yes Approved Foundation
INFO 203 A Networked World
The course will cover the technical foundations of today s communication networks, particularly the Internet. It will also address key social, policy, economic and legal aspects of these networks, their use (and abuse), and their regulation. This course covers computer science topics, but all material will be presented in a way that is accessible to an educated audience with or without a strong technical background. Not intended for Computer Science majors students interested in a majors-level treatment of this material should see COMPSCI 453. 3 credits.
Open to INFORM majors.
CS Majors are not eligible for this course. After INFORM Majors register, INFO 203 will open to all non-CS Undergraduates. Students needing special permission must request overrides via the on-line form (indicate that you are and IT Minor): https://www.cics.umass.edu/overrides. The override form is available in late April. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry or Technical (or Elective)
JOURNAL 394MI Media, Technology and Culture

This course aims to provide students with a framework for critically examining the intersections between media messages, the digital revolution and the wider sociocultural environment. That journalism has been profoundly impacted by the development of Web 2.0 applications is nowadays axiomatic. However, the precise ways in which such “new media” phenomena as Facebook & Twitter, the personal blog and the smart phone have transformed news gathering, packaging and dissemination still need to be researched and understood. Students will reflect critically on the manner in which their communication (e.g., their use of language, imagery and technology) creates and, in turn, is determined by, the social and cultural world(s) in which they live. Investigating their meaning-making processes in this way should translate into an increased awareness of the causes and consequences of their storytelling choices. The course readings will deal with such issues as identity formation, social and cultural diversity, linguistic and technological determinism, ritual, perception and subjectivity, and cultural competency.

Open to Senior and Junior JOURNAL majors only. Fulfills IE requirement Formerly JOURN 494MI Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
JOURNAL 435 Web Design for Journalists

Students will learn basic web design, HTML and CSS skills, and by the end of the semester they will be able to build a basic website, including how to incorporate JavaScript plugins. The course will also cover online ethics, mobile strategy, search engine optimization, and the role of social media in successfully publishing journalism work online.

Journalism Majors Only, was Journal 394W Yes Approved Elective
LEGAL 368 Alternative Dispute Resolution

This course explores the historical origins of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in immigrant, religious, and indigenous communities in the U.S. and its development over the past 300 years.  Why have advocates in the legal, commercial, labor, educational, and community sectors promoted its use?  What has their impact been on the various forms of ADR?  Whose interests are served by ADR?  A critical analysis of mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and online dispute resolution in comparison to the judicial system include attention to how issues of power imbalances and identity impact ADR.  We will also briefly explore international dispute resolution and consider its similarities and differences to ADR in this country.

Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
LINGUIST 409 Formal Methods in Linguistics

This course has been revised to provide an introduction to python programming language, using linguistic approaches to language as the topic. IT Minors may take the course without prior courses in Linguistics if they are willing to consult a linguistics textbook to understand basic concepts. (For the purposes of the IT Minor, this course is an alternative to CMPSCI 119, which provides an introduction to python programming language, using graphical objects as the topic.

--- Yes Approved Technical
M&I-ENG 397DH Special Topics- Fundamentals of Data Visualization

The world is becoming increasingly data rich, and our ability to make good decisions in all realms - from personal to policy - rests on our abilities to analyze and convey data in meaningful ways.  Unfortunately, human beings are limited in our perceptual and cognitive abilities, making it difficult for us to use these large amounts of data. Data visualization holds promise as one mechanism for making sense of and presenting large amounts of data in a way that reduces information overload, and supports comprehension, memory, and decision-making. This course will prepare students to become visualization designers by providing them with an overview of visualization-types, design strategies, hands-on experience developing visualizations, and approaches to evaluate the effectiveness of the visualizations they create. Students will also become effective visualization consumers, equipped with the knowledge to assess the credibility of visualizations, detect misrepresentations of data, and reason about alternative explanations for the data. We will use an array of real-world examples from sources such as finance, healthcare, government policy, social science, and sports.

Limited seats available for non-honors students. Email the professor to request being added to the waiting list. Yes Approved Technical
MARKETING 455 Internet Marketing

Explores the internet's impact on the marketing discipline and the effective use of this technology; the internet's effect on marketing strategy, consumer behavior, advertising, retailing, and distribution. Prerequisite: MARKETNG 300 or 301

--- Yes Approved Elective
MICROBIO 590B Bioinformatics Lab

This computer laboratory course is designed to help students construct a working library of bioinformatic tools and resources.  The flow of the course will move from traditional DNA and protein sequence analysis techniques to the opportunities afforded by large-scale genomic and gene expression data.  During the laboratory students will become familiar with UNIX-based operating systems, write computer programs to manipulate biological data and use relational databases.  While there is no formal prerequisites, some level of familiarity with molecular biology is recommended.  

--- Yes Approved Elective
NRC 585 Intro to Geographic Information Systems
The goals of this course are to teach you basic GIS concepts such as spatial data sources and structures, projections and coordinate systems, geospatial analysis, cartographic modeling, and the integration of remote sensing and GIS. 
Open to graduate students in ECO, SUSTAIN SCIENCE, GEOLOGY, or GEOGRAPHY and seniors and juniors in NRC, BCT, ENVIRSCI, GEOLOGY, or GEOGRAPHY Yes Approved Elective
OIM 210 Introduction to Business Information Systems

Computer simulation presented for carrying out trial-and-error experiments on computer approximations of real, management systems. The goal is to 1) validate a new idea quickly, 2) diagnose potential product design problems, 3) optimize performance of complex systems, and 4) learn about something complex. 

For Isenberg Majors only. Yes Approved Foundation
OIM 321 Business Process Simulation

Computer simulation presented for carrying out trial-and-error experiments on computer approximations of real, management systems. The goal is to 1) validate a new idea quickly, 2) diagnose potential product design problems, 3) optimize performance of complex systems, and 4) learn about something complex. The Arena environment, based on the SIMAN language, used to build models and video game-like animations.

For OIM Majors only. Yes Approved Technical
OIM 350 Business Intelligence and Analytics

This course provides an introduction to business intelligence and analytics, including the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and current practices used to transform business data into useful information and support business decision-making. Business Intelligence requires foundation knowledge in data models and data retrieval, thus this course will review logical data models for both relational database systems and data warehouses. Students will learn to extract and manipulate data from these systems using Structured Query Language (SQL). This course also covers visualization, reporting, and dashboard design with experiential learning using leading industry applications.

 

For Isenberg Majors only. Yes Approved Technical
OIM 451 Information & Project Management

Provides an introduction to project management, focusing on the integration of business operations and information management, and techniques to effectively manage the implementation of such projects.

For Isenberg Majors only. Yes Approved Elective
OIM 452 Business Processes and Enterprise Systems

This course exposes undergraduate students to core business processes and how these processes are implemented with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in organizational settings. The key business processes covered include procurement (materials management), fulfillment (sales), and production (manufacturing). (Was SCH-MGMT 552, Was FINOPMGT 397E)

For Isenberg Majors only. Yes Approved Elective
OIM 454 Advanced Business Analytics

This course covers topics in Advanced Business Analytics, including managerial data mining, texting mining, and web mining, and more advanced data retrieval and manipulation. Models from statistics and artificial intelligence (e.g., regression, clustering, neural nets, classification, association rule modeling, etc.) will be applied to real data sets. In this managerially focused course, students will learn about when and how to use techniques and how to interpret output. Students will also learn how to extract and manipulate data using languages such as R. Experiential exercises with data mining, text mining, and statistical analysis will be assigned using leading industry applications. Prerequisites: OIM 350  and either OIM 240, STATISTC 240, RES-ECON 211, or RES-ECON 212.

For Isenberg Majors only. Yes Approved Technical
PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic

Introduction to Symbolic Logic. Two logical systems are examined:  Sentential Logic and Predicate Logic. Work is equally divided between translating English sentences into symbolic notation, and constructing formal derivations.  (Gen.Ed. R2)

Yes Approved Foundation
PUBHLTH 390R Introduction to Data Science Using R

Data science is an exciting discipline that allows you to turn raw data into understanding, insight, and knowledge. The course will first focus on data visualization and data transformation, and then introduce other topics including exploratory data analysis and programing. This course will help students learn the most important tools in R to do data science. Students will gain hands-on experience through in-class coding activities and homework assignments.

There is no formal requirement for this course. We will do a lot in class coding, and thus you should bring a device that can run R and RStudio in class. Yes Approved Technical
PUBHLTH 460 Telling Stories with Data: Statistics, Modeling, and Visualization

The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to tell interesting and useful stories in real-world encounters with data. Specifically, they will develop the statistical and programming expertise necessary to analyze datasets with complex relationships between variables. Students will gain hands-on experience summarizing, visualizing, modeling, and analyzing data. Students will learn how to build statistical models that can be used to describe and evaluate multidimensional relationships that exist in the real world. Specific methods covered will include linear, logistic, and Poisson regression. This course will introduce students to the R statistical computing language and by the end of the course will require substantial independent programming. To the extent possible, the course will draw on real data sets from biological and biomedical applications. This course is designed for students who are looking for a second course in applied statistics/biostatistics (e.g. beyond PUBHLTH 391B or STAT 240), or an accelerated introduction to statistics and modern statistical computing.

Was PUBHLTH 490ST- Prerequisites- One of any of the following introductory stats courses: PUBHLTH 223 (formerly PUBHLTH 391B); STATISTC 111, 240, 501, 515 or 516; Res-Econ 212; PSYCH 240. Yes Approved Technical
RES-ECON 112 Computing: Foundations to Frontiers

Provides introductory training and a fluency in the discipline, to help the student to apply IT to her or his own major or career.  Course develops understanding of contemporary computing tools, IT concepts, and higher-order skills like those needed to perform needs assessment and systems analysis and troubleshooting.  

Note: Summer version is open to all--no restrictions.

Course seats are first reserved for RES-ECON and MANAGECON students, then open up for others. If you wish to join the waiting list, you can find the form here: http://www.umass.edu/resec/academics/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-advising. Yes Approved Foundation
SPORTMGT 392C S-Sport and Digital Media

This course will revolve around how various sport properties are leveraging new media and new technologies, specifically, the Internet and mobile technology.  Modules to be discussed include ecommerce, sponsorship, social networking and online communities, streaming video, user-enhanced content, and user-generated content.

Limited seats available for non-sports management students. Email the professor to request being added to the waiting list. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry