Foundations of Data Studies (Undergraduate-Level)
This class introduces digital literacies, focusing on data and information literacy in the media, civic engagement, business, informatics, and data science. Students explore the production of data; their roles as data creators and consumers; and the effects of data practices on society. Students apply their acquired skills in real-world situations.
Data Policy and Governance (Undergraduate-Level)
This course surveys data and information ethics and policy, justifying data practices per ethical frameworks. Students examine data-policy concerns governing contextual data flows and the systems on which they rely. Students distinguish the results of data policies and the manner they are used to support particular values.
Database Design (Graduate-Level)
Database Design is concerned with a comprehensive view of the processes involved in developing formal access to information from a user-centered point of view. The course introduces the technical skills, theoretical concepts, and critical data issues on database design, management, and related socio-technical and ethical concerns. As an introduction to the area, the course covers basic database models and reviews different systems, which will support work in various information roles.