Information Studies

INF 2000: Information and Attention (5)

Offerings

This class considers the nature of information and the role of attention. In addition to exploring fundamental concepts and challenges associated with information, such as information overload and distraction, students will learn practical strategies for successfully navigating our informationally rich and complex world.

INF 3100: Digital Literacy and Life (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: INF 2000 is recommended. This class explores the digital dimension of personal, professional, and spiritual lives in the digital age and introduces strategies for cultivating identity and agency in networked environments. Students will learn critical skills for discovering, analyzing, and using information and information technologies as well as how to approach information and information technologies with reflective and ethical questions.

Attributes: Upper-Division

INF 3500: Information and Society (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: INF 2000 or 3100, or instructor permission. This class examines the cultural role of information in history, in expectations of the future, and in our present digital age. Themes include the creation and communication of knowledge, the media and institutions that transmit information and knowledge over time, the ways societies shape and are shaped by information, and the causes and effects of information inequality. This course utilizes service-learning as a framework to understand the ways in which information affects those living in the Seattle area.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded. Prerequisites: INF 2000: or better OR INF 3100: or better

INF 4940: Internship (1-2)

Offerings

Prerequisite: Complete any two of the following: INF 2000, 3100, 3500. Internship related to the area of Information Studies.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded. Prerequisites: (INF 2000: D or better AND INF 3100: D or better) OR (INF 2000: D or better AND INF 3500: D or better) OR (INF 3100: D or better AND INF 3500: D or better)

INF 4970: Independent Research (1-2)

Offerings

Prerequisite: Complete any two of the following: INF 2000, 3100, or 3500. Independent research project in the area of Information Studies.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman students are excluded. Prerequisites: (INF 2000: D or better AND INF 3100: D or better) OR (INF 2000: D or better AND INF 3500: D or better) OR (INF 3100: D or better AND INF 3500: D or better)