Informatics Required Courses


Required Courses — Informatics
21 Units

INFM 200 Informatics: Fundamentals

A broad perspective and understanding of informatics as a technical skill set that focuses on user-centered systems and balances legal and ethical considerations and measures. Examines informatics applications in specific and inter-professional contexts. (3 units)

*Beginning Spring 2021, all incoming students will be required to take INFM 200 in their first session.

INFM 201 Informatics: Technology Foundations

Analyze and implement web applications using APIs, web frameworks and infrastructure-as-a-service to support web services and web resources. The course is hands on and moves at a fast pace. (2 units)

INFM 202 Information Security: Overview

Fundamentals of network security, compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography. Students will be provided with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience using typical cybersecurity solutions. (1 unit)

INFM 203 Big Data Analytics and Management

Covers important big data technologies, trends, infrastructure, and management issues that enable users to make informed and strategic decisions with the presence of large-scale data sets. (2 units)

INFM 204 Human Centered Design

Designing and developing user-centered knowledge structures for the Web environment. Core topics are: problems addressed by effective human-computer interaction; how to design for findability; design thinking concepts and tools; prototyping; and informing stakeholders about a content-rich product. (2 units)

INFM 205 Informatics: Project Management

Introduces essential strategies and techniques for project management. Topics include: management styles, institutional constraints, project life cycles, stakeholder management, scope definition, risk assessment, project planning tools, and team management. (2 units)

INFM 206 Electronic Records: Foundations

Principles and methods of managing records and information as operational, legal and historical evidence in electronic environments. Examines the ways in which new information technologies challenge organizations’ capacities to define, identify, control, manage, and preserve electronic records and information. (3 units)

INFM 207 DAM: Digital Assets Management

Concepts, terminology, practice and application of DAM in the private and public sector. Addresses metadata, workflow, taxonomy, data security, governance, and preservation of digital assets. (2 units)

INFM 208 Information Security: Information Assurance

Overview of Information Assurance and Risk Management theories, principles, and techniques. This course examines the information assurance frameworks and risk management planning structures used to ensure that an organization’s information resources and assets are protected. (1 unit)

INFM 211 Informatics Culminating Project (capstone course)

All Informatics students are required to complete a culminating project for the MS in Informatics degree program. The culminating project demonstrates mastery through the application of knowledge and skills developed in the Informatics program. Students select from two options: (1) an Organizational Consulting Project with a real-world partner to address a specific Informatics-related problem; or, (2) a personal e-Portfolio that presents a program-based assessment of all program learning outcomes (core competencies) learned during the MS in Informatics degree program. (3 units) Credit/No Credit grading.