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Michael. Eisenberg
INFO 200
Seattle Campus

Intellectual Foundations of Informatics

Information as an object of study, including theories, concepts, and principles of information, information seeking, cognitive processing, knowledge representation and restructuring, and their relationships to physical and intellectual access to information. Development of information systems for storage, organization, and retrieval. Experience in the application of theories, concepts, and principles.

Class description

Informatics is the study of information and information technology to meet people’s needs. All these elements are essential – people, information, and information technology – but the magic happens in the interplay among the three.

The course focuses on the foundations of the informatics field in terms of conceptual understandings and implementation in practice. The topics are divided into five major modules:

(1) The Information Perspective (2) Human-Centered Approaches (3) Informatics In Practice (4) Information Ethics & Policy (5) Looking Ahead

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

FYI - there is no textbook for this course. All readings or viewings will be provided.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael. Eisenberg
Date: 09/19/2012