Courses Currently Offered Fall 24, updated on 4/11/24.

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 consult during pre-registration. 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
UNIVRSTY 290C Computer Competency Certification

The Computer Competency Certification (CCC) is designed as an academic information and communication technology and digital literacy certification. It teaches and evaluates participants' understanding of computer structure, implementation, and culture. Consisting of 12 modules with topics ranging from computer hardware to production software to digital citizenry; CCC gives each participant a foundation for computing in their academic, personal and professional lives. This course also fulfills the foundation requirement of the IT Minor.

Intended for beginner and intermediate computer users. For more information go here: https://www.umass.edu/itprogram/ccc Yes Approved Foundation
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 264 Digital Design

Digital media is a key creative tool for artists and designers. Lectures, readings, and tutorials introduce students to contemporary design practice, including: digital typography, page design and layout, vector based graphics, and design for the screen. Design projects range from purely textual, single and multi-page document design, to problems that require the successful integration of typography, image, and basic interaction. Students explore how context and form affect meaning and message through the creation of conceptual solutions. Assignments and exercises assist in developing fluency in creative problem-solving and visual communications using desktop publishing and computer graphics software.

Very limited seats for non-art major IT Minors without the pre-req. Email instructor for permission. Yes Approved Elective
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
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
BCT 420 Designing with 3D CAD and BIM

Presents advanced topics in architectural CAD in a problem-based environment: 3D modeling, parametric building design, building information models (BIMs), material takeoff, energy-efficient planning, rendering and presentation.

Prerequisites: BCT 320 Prerequisites: BCT 320 or similar introductory CAD experience (by instructor permission). Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops to class and install required software. (see syllabus for details) 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
CICS 110 Introduction to Programming

The world is rich in data and our ability to process, manipulate, analyze, and visualize that data is growing in power. This course discusses how to understand and solve real-world problems using modern programming techniques. Concepts and techniques covered include the representation of data, fundamentals of programming including data types, expressions, objects, methods, program design, program testing and debugging, state representation, accessing, processing, and manipulating data, generating visualizations of data, interpreting results, and introductory data analytics using data to make predictions that help solve important problems in the world around us. Use of a laptop computer is required. (Gen. Ed. R2)

Open to freshman and sophomore Computer Science, Informatics, Math, and Physics students.

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.

STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM:  https://www.cics.umass.edu/overrides.

It is recommended that non-CICS majors take CS 119.

AFTER ELIGIBLE CS/INFORM MAJORS HAVE ENROLLED, WILL OPEN TO FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORE, AND JUNIOR NON-CS/INFORM MAJORS, IF AVAILABLE SEATS. FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORE, AND JUNIOR NON-CS/INFORM MAJORS SHOULD WAIT FOR THE ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTION TO BE REMOVED TO SELF-ENROLL OR ADD TO THE WAITLIST AND SHOULD NOT REQUEST AN OVERRIDE. STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM Yes Approved Technical
CICS 160 Object-Oriented Programming

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, dictionaries, graphs, stacks and queues, searching, and sorting. There will be weekly programming assignments, programming and written exercises in lab sections, regular quizzes, and a cumulative final exam. Use of a personal laptop in class is required.

Open to freshman and sophomore Informatics and Computer Science students.

Prerequisite: CICS 110 with a grade of C or better.

USE OF PERSONAL LAPTOP IN CLASS IS REQUIRED.  STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM:  https://www.cics.umass.edu/overrides.

Note: This is course replaces INFO 190T and CS 186

AFTER ELIGIBLE CS/INFORM MAJORS HAVE ENROLLED, WILL OPEN TO FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORE, AND JUNIOR NON-CS/INFORM MAJORS, IF AVAILABLE SEATS. FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORE, AND JUNIOR NON-CS/INFORM MAJORS SHOULD WAIT FOR THE ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTION TO BE REMOVED TO SELF-ENROLL OR ADD TO THE WAITLIST AND SHOULD NOT REQUEST AN OVERRIDE. STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM. Yes Approved Technical
CICS 208 Defending Democracy in a Digital World

 

 

Crosslisted with COMM 208 and SPP 208; it is the same course. Students may not take the course more than once. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
CICS 210 Data Structures

 

This course replaces CS 187.

Prerequisite: CICS 160 with a grade of C or better. Fulfills R2: Analytical Reasoning Requirement AFTER ELIGIBLE CS/INFORM MAJORS HAVE ENROLLED, WILL OPEN TO FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORE, AND JUNIOR NON-CS/INFORM MAJORS, IF AVAILABLE SEATS. FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORE, AND JUNIOR NON-CS/INFORM MAJORS SHOULD WAIT FOR THE ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTION TO BE REMOVED TO SELF-ENROLL OR ADD TO THE WAITLIST AND SHOULD NOT REQUEST AN OVERRIDE. STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM Yes Approved Technical
CLASSICS 393A Technology in the Ancient World

Survey of the development of technology and culture during antiquity, utilizing archaeological and historical evidence. This course explores the various ways in which technology form and innovation reflects and shapes ancient communities’ responses to their environment. By considering evidence for manufacturing and production, this class explores issues of artisan status, resource procurement and production environments. Significant portions of the class are dedicated to experimental reconstruction of ancient production methods and techniques.

Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
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 208 Defending Democracy in a Digital World

 

 

Crosslisted with CICS 208 and SPP 208; It is the same course. Students cannot take the course more than once. 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 Programming (Python)

A complete introduction to computer programming using the Python language. Topics include coverage of all the supported data types and program code structures, functions (up through lambda expressions and recursion), reasoning about and debugging existing code, implementation of custom libraries, selection of data structures, and the fundamentals of object-oriented programming. Students will create, debug, and run Python 3 programs that explore each of these topics in turn, from simple loops up through the processing of large data sets, and eventually to the creation of professional-quality libraries to synthesize graphics, audio, and other binary file types.  No prior programming experience expected. Not open to CICS majors.

This Intro to Programming course is intended for non-CICS majors.

Open to freshmen and sophomores in any major EXCEPT Computer Science. CS MAJORS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS COURSE. AFTER SOPHOMORES AND FRESHMEN REGISTER, 119 WILL OPEN TO JUNIORS. NON-CS JUNIORS SHOULD WAIT FOR THE ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTION TO BE REMOVED TO SELF-ENROLL OR ADD TO THE WAITLIST AND SHOULD NOT REQUEST AN OVERRIDE. STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM: https://www.cics.umass.edu/overrides. 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. Prerequisites: COMPSCI 187 (or CICS 210) with a grade of C or better OR INFO 248 and COMPSCI 186 (or 187 or CICS 160/INFO 190T) with a grade of C or better. STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM: https://www.cics.umass.edu/overrides. Yes Approved Elective
ECON 337 Economics in the Age of Big Data

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.

Formerly ECON 397LE

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
ECON 336 Economics of Science, Technology, and Innovation

This course provides an economist?s introduction to the study of scientific, inventive and technological activities.  The overarching focus is on understanding the microeconomic foundations of the knowledge production function and the determinants of innovation and technical change. We will begin with a brief historical overview of institutions supporting science and innovation and an introduction to the economic analysis of knowledge and ideas.  Other topics include: incentive mechanisms such as prizes and intellectual property (patents), diffusion of ideas and technology, models of cumulative innovation, private and public funding for R&D, scientific and university-industry collaboration, diversity and career choices among STEAM workers, and innovation in emerging economies. The course will emphasize gaining real world knowledge about these issues and motivate economic concepts covered in a variety of ways, such as through publicly available datasets, news articles, group debates, case studies, and guest speakers.

 

 

This course had previously been ECON 397ST Open to students with ECON, RES-ECON, or STPEC as their primary major. Prerequisites: ECON 104 and either ECON 203 or RES-ECON 202 Open only to Econ/STPEC/ResEc primary majors until after juniors enroll, then open to all. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry
EDUC 376 Digital Tools & Apps for 21st Century Students

 

 

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
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 Provisional Technical
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
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 .at some point during the registration period. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry or Technical (or Elective)
JOURNAL 333 Introduction to Visual Storytelling

In introduction to Visual Storytelling, students will become better producers and consumers of visual media. Students will develop a deeper visual literacy by studying topics like visual ethics, aesthetics, agency, and the currents of the modern visual journalism ecosystem. By reporting their own video, photography and data visualization projects, students will learn how to control exposure with a DSLR camera, how to capture quality video and how to use different editing and production software.

Was Journal 397P - -Intro to Digital Photojournalism This course serves as an AT general education requirement. Open to Senior, Junior, and Sophomore Journalism majors only. IT Minors may seek instructor permission to be added to the wait list. Yes Approved Elective
JOURNAL 334 S- Reporting for Radio & Podcasting

In this course, students dive into the fundamentals of audio journalism and begin to develop their own storytelling styles and voices. Along the way, they learn the technical side of audio while building confidence in creating stories for the ear (a much different process than writing for the eye). And it all starts and ends with reporting and writing ? for both broadcast radio stories and longform podcasts. Throughout this course, students navigate the entire life cycle of audio stories, including developing and pitching story ideas, writing and revising scripts, producing and editing audio files and exchanging constructive peer feedback. This is a hands-on, professional practice course in which students both learn about the theory and fundamentals of audio journalism and practice the skills they learn by creating a variety of audio clips.

Formerly JOURNAL 393N

Formerly JOURN 393N Yes Approved Elective
LINGUIST 409 Formal Methods in Linguistics

Introduction to some basic mathematical concepts and techniques central to linguistic theory. Set theory, logic and formal systems, modern algebra, automata theory, and model theory. Applications to syntax, phonology, semantics. No prior mathematics assumed.

Pre-requisite: LING 201 and a programming course (CS 119, CICS 110, or STATS 108) Yes Approved Technical
M&I-ENG 272 Fundamentals of Data Visualization

The world is becoming increasingly data rich, and our abilities to make good decisions rest on our capacity to analyze and convey data in meaningful ways.  Engineers are increasingly expected to use large quantities of information as they design and evaluate systems. 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 you to become visualization designers by providing you with design strategies, hands-on experience developing visualizations in R Studio, and approaches to evaluate the effectiveness of the visualizations you create. You will also become effective visualization consumers, equipped with the knowledge to assess the credibility of visualizations, detect misrepresentations of data, and reason about various explanations for the data.

Formerly M&I-ENG 397DH

 

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
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. 

Seats are prioritized for ISOM students. To be added to the waitlist, fill out this Override Form.

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 390STB Artificial Intelligence in Business

 

 

Seats are prioritized for ISOM majors. To be added to the waitlist, fill out this Override Form.

Yes Approved Elective
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 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.  

Seats prioritized for RES-ECON students. Non-majors may request a seat by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXxynj-Kpj5iLlrXjYzXlIYgQv0C9RDWG7X96RVmWj-AasuA/viewform?usp=sf_link.
 
Note: Summer version is open to all--no restrictions.
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
SPP 204 Statistical Models for Public Policy

 

 

Prerequisites: MATH 101 & 102 or one of the following: STATISTC 111, Math 104, 113, 114, 121, 127, 128, 131, 132, any 200-level or 300-level math course, or a score of 20 or higher on the Math Placement Test. Serves as a R2: Analytical Reasoning Requirement Yes Approved Technical
SPP 208 Defending Democracy in a Digital World

 

 

Crosslisted with CICS 208 and COMM 208; it is the same course. Students may not take the class more than once. Yes Approved Broadened Inquiry