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School of Informatics
Undergraduate 2002-2004
Academic Bulletin

IU Informatics Program
School of Informatics 
Indiana University 
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Bloomington, IN 47408-3912 
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Degree Programs

Informatics Degree Programs, IUB and IUPUI
New Media Degree Programs, IUPUI

Informatics Degree Programs, IUB and IUPUI

Advising
Bachelor of Science in Informatics, IUB and IUPUI
Dual Baccalaureate Degree
Second Baccalaureate Degree
Minor(s) and Certificate in Informatics

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Advising

Academic counseling for each student in the School of Informatics is provided by a faculty member or an academic advisor prior to each semester's enrollment. Although academic counseling is intended to provide effective guidance, students are responsible for planning their own programs and for meeting the following degree requirements for graduation. Students are advised to read bulletin descriptions of all courses selected, paying careful attention to conditions concerning awarding of credit.

The Indiana University Course Analysis and Record Evaluation (IUCARE), a computerized degree-audit system, is available to all students. Students may use IUCARE to monitor their completed and remaining requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics. Every fall and spring semester, printed copies of the advising report are distributed to students along with their registration access code.

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Bachelor of Science in Informatics, IUB and IUPUI

General Requirements
Course Requirements

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General Requirements

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 122 credit hours for the Bachelor of Science degree. The campus at which a student is admitted will award the degree. Students may transfer no more than 60 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Science degree. Students must complete the specific degree requirements of the School of Informatics as listed below.

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in courses at the 300-400 (junior-senior) level.
  2. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C). Any course taken to satisfy the requirements of the major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- unless otherwise specified.
  3. Students are expected to complete the requirements for their undergraduate degree within eight years of admission to the School of Informatics. Students are allowed to continue beyond this time period only at the discretion of the dean. If a student has not taken classes for three years or more, that student must satisfy program requirements of the School of Informatics in effect at the time of reactivation. Requests for deviation from requirements listed in the bulletin must be approved in writing by the dean, whose decision is final.
  4. Courses that fulfill the requirements for a cognate area also may meet the general education distribution requirements.
  5. Cognate area courses cannot count as informatics core courses or informatics elective courses.
  6. If cognate area courses are equivalent to informatics core courses, students should substitute additional informatics elective courses in place of informatics core courses to meet the 34 credit hour requirement.
  7. Courses that fulfill the requirements for a bachelor's degree in informatics also may apply to a minor outside of the School of Informatics. Students may obtain a maximum of 3 minors.
  8. Students must file a degree application with the School of Informatics office by March 1 for December graduation and October 1 for May, June, or August graduation. Failure to file by the deadline may delay the official date of graduation.
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Course Requirements

The course work required for the B.S. in Informatics consists of five parts:

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Required Informatics Core Courses (34 cr.)

INFO I101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
INFO I201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics (4 cr.)
INFO I202 Social Informatics (3 cr.)
INFO I210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.)
INFO I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.)
INFO I308 Information Representation (3 cr.)

Select two of the following four courses:
INFO I300 Human-Computer Interaction (3 cr.)
INFO I303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.)
INFO I310 Multimedia Arts and Technology (3 cr.)
INFO I320 Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing (3 cr.)

Select one of the following capstone options:
INFO I450/I451 Design and Development of an Information System (3/3 cr.) (senior standing; capstone project), two semester course
INFO I460/I461 Thesis (3/3 cr.) (senior standing; capstone experience)

With prior approval from the dean, a student may substitute INFO I450/I451 and INFO I460/I461 with an equivalent capstone experience for a total of 6 credit hours in another department, or complete 6 credit hours of INFO I420, Internship in Informatics Professional Practice, to fulfill the capstone requirement. Internships require students to be at a junior or senior standing. A project or report must be submitted after the internship is completed.

Recommended Courses
The following courses are recommended for students who lack a strong computing background. These courses are considered general elective courses. INFO I110 Basic Tools of Informatics—Programming Concepts (1.5 cr.) IUB only
INFO I111 Basic Tools of Informatics—Introduction to Databases (1.5 cr.) IUB only
INFO I112 Basic Tools of Informatics—Programming and Database Concepts (3 cr.) IUPUI only

IUB students who wish to pursue a cognate in computer science may substitute CSCI C211 /C212 for INFO I210/ I211, and CSCI C241 for INFO I201. For students in this concentration, any informatics elective course can be taken in place of INFO I210, INFO I211, and INFO I201 to meet the 34 credit hour informatics core requirement.

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Informatics Electives (6 cr.)

BUS S302 Management Information Systems (3 cr.) P: BUS K201
BUS S305 Business Telecommunications (3 cr.) P: BUS S302
BUS S307 Data Management (3 cr.) P: BUS S205; P or C: BUS S302
BUS S310 Systems Analysis and Design (3 cr.) P: BUS S307
BUS S405 Alternative Development Methods and Systems (3 cr.) P: BUS S310; P or C: BUS S210 or BUS S215
BUS S410 Systems Implementation (3 cr.) P: BUS S310, P or C: BUS S210 or BUS S215
COGS Q351/CSCI B351 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation (3 cr.) P: CSCI C211
INFO I300 Human-Computer Interaction-Design and Programming (3 cr.) P: INFO I211
INFO I303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.) P: INFO I101
INFO I310 Multimedia Arts and Technology (3 cr.) P: INFO I308
INFO I320 Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing (3 cr.) P: INFO I211
INFO I400 Topics in Informatics (3 cr.) P: at least junior standing
JOUR J300 Journalism/Communications Law (3 cr.)
JOUR J414 Globalization of Information (also International Newsgathering Systems) (3 cr.)
TEL T321 Telecommunications Policymaking (3 cr.) P: TEL T207 or TEL T272
TEL T421 Economics of Communications (3 cr.) P: TELT207 or TEL T272
TEL T427 International Telecommunications (3 cr.) P: TEL T205 or TEL T207

The selection of informatics electives will vary between the IUB and IUPUI campuses. Any course at the 300 level or above in computer science (IUB), computer technology (IUPUI), computer and information science (IUPUI), or new media (IUPUI), can count as an elective.

Note: All of the above courses are subject to the successful completion of prerequisites or approval of the instructor. Students also may count other courses with informatics content as informatics electives upon approval of the dean.

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Cognate Area Courses (15-18 cr.)

Departments offering informatics cognate courses are listed in the appendix. Students should, in consultation with their academic advisors, choose cognate areas before their sophomore years. Students must receive a grade of C- or higher in each course, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students should contact the School of Informatics office or refer to our Web site at informatics.indiana.edu or informatics.iupui.edu for the most current list of cognate areas.

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General Education Requirements (38-41 cr.)

English Composition
Writing
Oral Communication
Quantitative and Analytical Skills
Natural Sciences
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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English Composition (3 cr.)
This writing requirement may be fulfilled in any one of the following ways:

IUB:

  1. Exemption without credit. Students scoring 670 or above on the SAT Verbal Examination, or 32 or above on the ACT English Composition section, or 4 to 5 on the Advanced Placement English Composition section, are exempt from English composition.
  2. Exemption with credit. A student will be granted 2 credit hours of English W143 if the student has
    1. a score of 670 or above on the SAT Verbal Examination, 32 or above on the ACT English Composition section, or 4 to 5 on the Advanced Placement English Composition section, plus
    2. a score of 660 or better on the SAT II English Writing Test, AND if the student applies to the Department of English.
  3. Completion of any of the following options with a minimum grade of C (2.0):
    1. ENG W110 Writing Across the Curriculum (3 cr.)
    2. ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
    3. ENG W170 Projects in Reading and Writing (3 cr.)
    4. ENG L141 and L142 Introduction to Writing and the Study of Literature I-II (4-4 cr.)
    5. AFRO A141-A142 Introduction to Writing and the Study of Black Literature I-II (4-4 cr.)
    6. Two semesters of ENG W143 Interdisciplinary Study of Expository Writing (1 cr.), combined with two introductory courses (3 cr.) from the following: CMLT C145 Major Characters in Literature, C146 Major Themes in Literature.
    7. A combination of any two courses from d, e, and f above.
    Note: Courses taken under these options, except for ENG W110, W131, W143, and W170, may, if they are so designated, be applied toward distribution requirements.
IUPUI: ENG W131 Elementary Composition I (3 cr.) with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

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Writing (3 cr.)

ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills, an approved substitute (3 cr.), or completion of one intensive writing course at the 200 level or above after completing the English composition requirement. Intensive writing courses at IUB are defined by the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS); at IUPUI they are defined by the "writing throughout the curriculum" requirements.
Students must check the listings for courses in the Schedule of Classes each semester to make certain the course section they have chosen fulfills the requirement.

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Oral Communication (3 cr.)
IUB: CMCL C121 Public Speaking or
  approved substitute (3 cr.).

IUPUI: COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.).

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Quantitative and Analytical Skills (6 cr.)

IUB:

  1. Select one of the following: MATH D116-117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics I-II; MATH A118 Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences, M118 Finite Mathematics, or S118 Honors Finite Mathematics. Students must receive a minimum grade of C to meet the School of Informatics admission requirements.
  2. Required: MATH M368, Statistics for Informatics, or another approved course in research methods and statistics (3 cr.).
    Credit will be given for only one of the following: MATH M368, M365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics; MATH/PSY K300 Statistical Techniques, K310 Statistical Techniques; CJUS K300 Techniques for Data Analysis; SPEA K300; ECON E370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics, S370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics: Honors; or SOC S371 Statistics for Sociology.
IUPUI:
  1. MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
  2. Required: STAT 301 Elementary Statistical Methods (3 cr.), STAT 350 Data Analysis (3 cr.), or MATH M368 Statistics for Informatics (3 cr.).
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Natural Sciences (8 cr.)

IUB:
A minimum of 8 credit hours of natural science courses selected from the following list. One of the courses must have an associated laboratory. A TOPICS course will count as one of the required courses in this area.

Anthropology:

ANTH B200, Bioanthropology (3 cr.), ANTH B301 Laboratory in Bioanthropology (3 cr.), ANTH B368 Evolution of Primate Social Behavior (3 cr.), ANTH B370 Human Variation (3 cr.).
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Geography:
GEOG G107 Physical Systems (3 cr.), GEOG G109 Weather and Climate (3 cr.), GEOG G185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.), GEOG G208 Human Impact on Environment (3 cr.), GEOG G304 Physical Meteorology (3 cr.), GEOG G305 Environmental Change (3 cr.), GEOG G336 Remote Sensing (3 cr.), GEOG G350 Atmospheric Science (3 cr.), GEOG G431 Meteorology (3 cr.), GEOG G433 Synoptic Meteorology (3 cr.), GEOG G434 Air Pollution Meteorology (3 cr.), GEOG G471 Boundary Layer Meteorology (3 cr.), GEOG G473 Mesoscale Meteorology (3 cr.), GEOG G475 Climate Change (3 cr.), GEOG G477 Atmospheric Science (3 cr.).
Geology
Physics
Psychology [excluding PSY P335 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.), PSY P405 Mathematical Psychology (3 cr.), and PSY P438 Language and Cognition (3 cr.)].

IUPUI:
A minimum of 8 credit hours selected from the following:

ANTH A103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.).
AST A100 The Solar System (3 cr.), A105 Stellar Astronomy (3 cr).
Biology:

BIOL K101 Concepts of Biology I-Plants (5 cr.), K103 Concepts of Biology II-Animals (5 cr.), N100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.), N107 Introduction to Zoology (4 cr.), N200 The Biology of Women (3 cr.), N212 Human Biology (2 cr.), N213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.), N214 Human Biology (2 cr.), N215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.), N217 Human Physiology (5 cr.), N251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.), N322 Introductory Principles of Genetics (3 cr.).
Chemistry:
CHEM C100 The World of Chemistry (3 cr.), C101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.), C102 Elementary Chemistry II (5 cr.), C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.), C106 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.).
Geology:
GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.), G108 Physical Systems of the Environment: Laboratory (2 cr.), G185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.), G303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.), G307 Biogeography: the Distribution of Life (3 cr.).
GEOL G107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.), G117 Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 cr.), G109 Fundamentals of Earth History (3 cr.), G119 Fundamentals of Earth History Laboratory (1 cr.), G110 Physical Geology (3 cr.), G120 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 cr.), G206 Advanced Physical Geology Laboratory (2 cr.), G115 Introduction to Oceanography (3 cr.), G132 Environmental Problems (3 cr.), G180 Dinosaurs (3 cr.).
Physics:
PHYS 100 Physics in the Modern World (5 cr.), P152 Mechanics (4 cr.), P200 Our Physical Environment (3 cr.), P218 General Physics (4 cr.), P219 General Physics (4 cr.), P251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics (5 cr.), P201 General Physics I (5 cr.), P202 General Physics II (5 cr.).
PSY B105 Psychology as a Biological Science (3 cr.).

At least one of the above courses must be a laboratory course.

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Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (15 cr.)
Informatics students must have basic training in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, which will assist them in their lives and give them a broader perspective from which to approach the applications of information technology. The requirements for each campus are as follows:

IUB:
Five courses in arts and humanities and social and historical studies, as defined by the College of Arts and Sciences (Topics courses will count as one of the required courses in that area); at least two courses in each area.

One of these must be a course in ethics:
PHIL P140 Introduction to Ethics (3 cr.)
REL R170 Religion, Ethics, and Public Life (3 cr.)
PHIL P242 Applied Ethics (3 cr.)
PHIL P340 Classics in Ethics (3 cr.)
PHIL P342 Problems of Ethics (3 cr.) or
  an approved professional ethics course.

IUPUI:
One arts and humanities course (3 cr.) selected from the following:
AFRO A150 Afro-American Studies (3 cr.)
AMST A103 Topics in American Studies (3 cr.)
CLAS C205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
CMLT C190 Introduction to Film (3 cr.)
COMM T130 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
ENG L105 Appreciation of Literature (3 cr.)
ENG L115 Literature for Today (3 cr.)
FLAC F200 World Cultures Through Literature (3 cr.)
FOLK F101 Folklore (3 cr.)
HER H100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
HER H101 History of Art I (3 cr.)
HER H102 History of Art II (3 cr.)
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)
HIST H108 Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
HIST H113 History of Western Civilization I (3 cr.)
HIST H217 The Nature of History (3 cr.)
PHIL P110 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr.)
PHIL P120 Ethics (3 cr.)
REL R133 Introduction to Religion (3 cr.)
REL R173 American Religion (3 cr.)
REL R180 Introduction to Christianity (3 cr.)
REL R212 Comparative Religions (3 cr.)
MUS M174 Music for the Listener (3 cr.)
WOST W105 Women's Studies (3 cr.)

One social science course (3 cr.) selected from the following:
AFRO A150 Afro-American Studies (3 cr.)
ANTH A104 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
COMM C180 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
ECON E101 Economics (3 cr.), ECON E201, or ECON E202
ENG G104 Language Awareness (3 cr.)
FOLK F101 Introduction to Folklore (3 cr.)
GEOG G110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG G130 World Geography (3 cr.)
HIST H117 Introduction to Historical Analysis (3 cr.)
POLS Y101 Principles of Political Science (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Polities (3 cr.)
POLS Y213 Introduction to Public Policy (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
POLS Y219 International Relations (3 cr.)
PSY B104 Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY B310 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
SOC R100 Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC R121 Social Problems (3 cr.)
WOST W105 Introduction to Women's Studies (3 cr.)

One comparative world cultures course (3 cr.) selected from the following:
ANTH A104 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
CLAS C205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
FLAC F200 World Cultures Through Literature (3 cr.)
GEOG G110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
HIST H108 Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
POLS Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 cr.)
REL R133 Introduction to Religion (3 cr.)
REL R212 Comparative Religions (3 cr.)

One of these must be a course in ethics:
CPT 410 Information Technology Ethics and Leadership (3 cr.)
REL R283 Religion, Ethics and Values (3 cr.)
REL R293 Ethics and World Religions (3 cr.)
REL R393 Comparative Religious Ethics (3 cr.)
PHIL P120 Ethics (3 cr.)
PHIL P326 Ethical Theory (3 cr.)
PHIL P493 Biomedical Ethics (3 cr.)

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General Electives (24-30 cr.)

Courses for the remaining credits will be decided by the individual student, in consultation with an advisor, to fulfill additional career and/or personal interests. Students may take a maximum of 4 credit hours of HPER elective physical education courses numbered Exxx.

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Dual Baccalaureate Degree

In certain circumstances students may be permitted to pursue a B.S. degree in Informatics and complete an undergraduate degree in another degree-granting school of the university. Check with your academic advisor for more details.

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Second Baccalaureate Degree

In certain cases the dean may admit bachelor's degree holders to candidacy for a second bachelor's degree. When such admission is granted, the candidates must earn at least 60 additional credit hours and meet the requirements of the School of Informatics. Students seeking second degree candidacy should review the guidelines available from the Informatics office. Students with a bachelor's degree who wish to further their education should also consider becoming qualified for admission to a graduate program.

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Minor(s) and Certificate in Informatics

The undergraduate minor or certificate allows a student majoring in another subject to get appropriate training in informatics and obtain certification as someone who knows how to apply informatics tools to that subject area.

Certificate in Informatics
Minor in Informatics
Minor in Entrepreneurship, IUB
Minor in Business, IUB
Minor in Business, IUPUI
Minor in Computer Science, IUB
Minor in Information Technology, IUB

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Certificate in Informatics

  1. Minimum grade of 2.0 (C) in all courses taken for the certificate.
  2. Students are required to complete 27 credit hours from the following list:
    INFO I101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
    INFO I202 Social Informatics (3 cr.)
    INFO I210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.) [cross-listed with CSCI A201 Introduction to Programming I (IUB), and CSCI N331 Visual Basic Programming (IUPUI)]
    INFO I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.) [cross-listed with CSCI A202 Introduction to Programming II (IUB), and CSCI N345 Advanced Programming, Java (IUPUI)]
    INFO I300 Human-Computer Interaction-Design and Programming (3 cr.)
    INFO I303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.)
    INFO I308 Information Representation (3 cr.)
In addition students must take an additional course (3 credit hours) from the informatics curriculum. These additional courses can be chosen from the listed electives for informatics and can therefore be taken in another department, if the other department is not the student's major department.

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Minor in Informatics

  1. Minimum grade of 2.0 (C) in all courses taken for the minor.
  2. Students are required to take three courses from the following list:
    INFO I101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
    INFO I202 Social Informatics (3 cr.)
    INFO I210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.) [cross-listed with CSCI A201 Introduction to Programming I (IUB), and CSCI N331 Visual Basic Programming (IUPUI)]
    INFO I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.) [cross-listed with CSCI A202 Introduction to Programming II (IUB), and CSCI N345 Advanced Programming, Java (IUPUI)]
    INFO I308 Information Representation (3 cr.)
  3. Students are required to take two courses from the following list of upper level courses:
    INFO I300 Human-Computer Interaction-Design and Programming (3 cr.)
    INFO I303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.)
    One course from the list of approved informatics elective courses. The course cannot be in the student's major department.

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Minor in Entrepreneurship, IUB

IUB students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the School of Informatics, and who have completed 26 or more credit hours of college course work, may obtain a minor in business by successfully fulfilling the following requirements:

Required:
BUS A200 Foundations of Accounting (3 cr.) or (A100 and A201) or (A100 and A202)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
BUS L201 Legal Environments of Business (3 cr.) or BUS L350 On-Line Law (3 cr.)
BUS M300 Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.) P: A 200 or (A100 and A201) or (A100 and A202)
BUS W211 Contemporary Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
BUS W300 Small Business Management (3 cr.)

The School of Informatics requires a grade of C- or higher in each course (except for BUS K201 which requires a grade of C), and an overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken for the minor. The above courses may not be taken by Independent Study/Correspondence, or Distance Education. Students completing a business minor should fill out an Application for Minor form during their senior year to have the minor listed on their transcripts.

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Minor in Business, IUB

IUB students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the School of Informatics, and who have completed 26 or more credit hours of college course work, may obtain a minor in business by successfully fulfilling the following requirements:

Required:

BUS A200 Foundations of Accounting (3 cr.) or (A100 and A201) or (A100 and A202)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.) or BUS L350 On-Line Law (3 cr.)

Option I

Required:
P300 Introduction to Operations Management (3 cr.) P: A 200 or (A100 and A201) or (A100 and A202)

Select three of the following courses:
BUS F300 Introduction to Financial Management (3 cr.)
BUS G300 Introduction to Managerial Economics (3 cr.)
BUS J306 Strategic Management (3 cr.) P: Junior standing, or BUS Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.) P: Junior standing.
BUS M300 Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.) P: A 200 or (A100 and A201) or (A100 and A202)
BUS W300 Small Business Management (3 cr.)

Option II
Required:
BUS F300 Introduction to Financial Management (3 cr.)
BUS G300 Introduction to Managerial Economics (3 cr.)
BUS J306 Strategic Management (3 cr.) P: Junior standing, or BUS Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.) P: Junior standing.
BUS M300 Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.) P: A 200 or (A100 and A201) or (A100 and A202)
The School of Informatics requires a grade of C- or higher in each course (except for BUS K201 which requires a grade of C), and an overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken for the minor. The above courses may not be taken by Independent Study/correspondence, or Distance Education. Students completing a business minor should fill out an Application for Minor form during their senior year to have the minor listed on their transcripts.

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Minor in Business, IUPUI

IUPUI students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the School of Informatics may obtain a minor in business by successfully fulfilling the following requirements:

BUS A100 Basic Accounting Skills (1 cr.)
BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
BUS A202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics (3 cr.)
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)

In addition, BUS K201 the Computer in Business, or its equivalent, must be completed with a minimum grade of C prior to starting the integrative core. Students are required to take the integrative core, which is 9 credit hours taken together as a single educational unit (BUS F301 Financial Management, M301 Introduction to Marketing Management and P301 Operations Management).

In addition to the 12 required courses listed above, BUS X204 Business Communications, BUS L302 Commercial Law I, and BUS Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations are recommended.

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Minor in Computer Science, IUB

Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the School of Informatics may obtain a minor in computer science by successfully completing a minimum of 15 credit hours that include the following requirements:

CSCI C211 Introduction to Computer Science (4 cr.)
CSCI C212 Introduction to Software Systems (4 cr.)
CSCI C241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science (3 cr.)
CSCI C335 Computer Structures (4 cr.), or
  CSCI C343 Data Structures (4 cr.)

Note: CSCI C211, CSCI C212, and CSCI C241 replace INFO I210, INFO I211, and INFO I201 respectively.

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Minor in Information Technology, IUB

Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the School of Informatics may obtain a minor in information technology by successfully completing a minimum of 15 credit hours that include the following requirements:

CSCI A201/A202 or CSCI C211/C212 Introduction to Programming I and II (4 cr./4 cr.)
CSCI A347 Network Technologies and Administration (4 cr.)
CSCI A346 User-Interface Programming (3 cr.) or
  CSCI A348 Mastering the World Wide Web (4 cr.)
CSCI A112 Basic Tools in Informatics-Programming and Database Concepts is recommended for students without a programming background.

Note: CSCI A201 and CSCI A202 are equivalent to INFO I210 and INFO I211, and CSCI C211 and CSCI C212 substitute for these informatics courses respectively.

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New Media Degree Programs, IUPUI

The New Media Program, located at IUPUI, an Associate of Science in Media Arts and Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Science; all provide an integrated approach to the study of new media. Focused on applied research and application, these degrees are oriented toward professional practice. Together, they encompass the design, development, management, integration, application, assessment, and deployment of new and digital media to communication.

The programs and requirements described apply in the New Media Program at Indianapolis.

Associate of Science in Media Arts and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Science

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Associate of Science in Media Arts and Technology

Course Requirements
The course work required for the A.S. in New Media consists of three parts:

New Media Core Courses
General Education Requirements
General Electives

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Required New Media Core Courses (18 cr.)

NEWM N100 Introduction to Digital Media Principles (3 cr.)
NEWM N101 Topics in Interactive Multimedia (3 cr.)
ENG W131 English Composition I (3 cr.) or
  JOUR J100 Computer Methods for Journalists (3 cr.)
CPT 115 Computer Information Systems Fundamentals (3 cr.)
CPT 140 Programming Constructs Lab (3 cr.)
CSCI N241 Introduction to Web Design (3 cr.)

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General Education Requirements (6 cr.)

COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech (3 cr.)
JOUR J200 Reporting, Writing, and Editing I (3 cr.) or
  ENG W132 English Composition II (3 cr.)

Foreign Language (6 cr.)
Students must complete 6 credit hours in a foreign language. Japanese or Chinese is recommended.

Analytical Skills (6 cr.)
MATH M111 Algebra (4 cr.) or higher level course (excluding MATH 130, MATH 131, MATH 132)
MATH M153 Algebra and Trigonometry I (3 cr.)
PHIL P162 Practical Logic (3 cr.)
PHIL P265 Elementary Symbolic Logic (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities (6 cr.)
CMLT C190 Introduction to Film (3 cr.)
COMM T130 Theatre Appreciation (3 cr.)
HER H100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
MUS M174 Music for the Listener (3 cr.)
PHIL P120 Personal and Social Ethics (3 cr.)

Sciences (6 cr.)

Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Computer
Geography
Physics
Psychology (PSY B105 Psychology only)
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General Electives (12 cr.) selected from the following schools or departments:

New Media, Art, Journalism, Music, Computer Science, Computer Technology, and/or Library and Information Science.

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Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Science

All students must meet the requirements as established by the faculty of the New Media Program and applied to all IUPUI New Media students. The New Media Program, Office of Student Affairs, Mary Cable Building 115, can answer questions about general education courses and distribution requirements.

General Requirements
Course Requirements

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General Requirements

  1. All IUPUI students must fulfill the following undergraduate requirements:
    6 credit hours of Communication (written and oral)
    10 credit hours of Foreign Language
    6 credit hours of Analytical Skills
    6 credit hours of Arts and Humanities
    6 credit hours of Social Sciences
  2. A minimum of 122 credit hours is required for a New Media degree.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) is required for graduation.
  4. A minimum of 51 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level. Courses taken at other institutions at the freshman and sophomore levels, regardless of title or description, will not be accepted in satisfaction of this requirement.
  5. At least 12 credit hours of 300-400 level courses must be taken outside the major program as electives.
  6. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be taken using the Pass/Fail option and applied to university electives only.
  7. A minimum of 24 credit hours must be taken in the concentration/specialization area. For requirements in the concentration/ specialization area, refer to the plan of study, available from your advisor.
  8. Any course in which a student receives a grade below C (2.0) may not be used to fulfill any requirement (a C- will not count).
  9. A minimum of 26 credit hours of the work of the senior year must be completed at IUPUI except in the case of students transferring within the campuses of Indiana University. (See academic advisor for specific residency requirements).
  10. Credit to the degree will not be accepted for remedial courses.
  11. Once a course has been applied toward one requirement, it cannot be used to satisfy a second requirement, except where explicitly stated otherwise. No course will be counted more than once toward graduation with the exception of variable titled courses, seminars, independent study, internships, and other special courses.
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Course Requirements

The course work required for the B.S. in Media Arts and Science consists of six parts:

Required New Media Core Courses
Web-Based Computer Programming
Concentration/Specialization Courses
New Media Electives
General Education Requirements
University Electives

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The New Media Program recommends that students complete English W131 or Honors W140 during the first semester or as soon afterward as placement test scores and course availability allow. Students whose placement test scores indicate a need to take English W001 should enroll in that course their first semester. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in English W001 to advance to English W131. It also is recommended that English W132, W150, or JOUR J200 be taken the semester following successful completion of English W131.

Speech Communication R110 (3 cr.)
Students with previously acquired competency in public speaking may be eligible for special credit and exemption from the requirement; contact the chairperson of the Department of Communication Studies, Cavanaugh Hall 309, or call (317) 274-0566.

Foreign Language Requirement Placement Test
Students with previous experience in a foreign language should take the Foreign Language Placement Test at the Testing Center to assess their level of language preparation. Students who complete the course into which they were placed with a minimum grade of C are eligible for special credit at a reduced fee for the appropriate lower-division courses(s) that precede the course taken. Foreign language special credit counts toward graduation and toward the foreign language requirement.

Courses numbered 117 are reserved for students who have never studied the language before. Students who have had two or more years of formal study in a language may take a 117-level course in that language as a refresher course before enrolling in a more advanced course. Their work will be graded on a Satisfactory/Fail (S/F) basis. A grade of S is equivalent to a minimum grade of C.

Nonnative Speakers
Students for whom English is not a first language may be exempted from the foreign language requirement, without credit, by completion of English W131 and W132 with a minimum grade of C or better.

Native speakers of English who have achieved elementary or intermediate proficiency in a foreign language by studying or living in a country where the language is spoken should confer with the Foreign Languages and Cultures department for placement in the correct level of that foreign language.

Advanced Courses
In addition to advanced courses in one's major, the new media student should conduct in-depth study in other areas. Courses at the 300 level plus must be completed in five areas: Required Core (6), Web-Based Programming (9), Concentration or Specialization (12), New Media Electives (12), and University Electives (12).

Required New Media core courses (18 cr.)

ENG W131 English Composition I (3 cr.)
CSCI N241 Introduction to Web Design (3 cr.)
CSCI N301 Fundamental Computer Science Concepts (3 cr.) or
  NEWM N290 Creative Concept Development (3 cr.)
NEWM N101 Topics in Interactive Multimedia (3 cr.)
NEWM N100 Introduction to Digital Media Principles (3 cr.)
NEWM N499 Capstone: Portfolio or Project (3 cr.)

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Web-Based Computer Programming (9 cr.)

CSCI N305 C Language Programming (3 cr.)
CSCI N331 Visual Basic Programming (3 cr.)
CSCI N341 Web Programming (3 cr.)
CSCI N345 Advanced Programming, Java (3 cr.)
CSCI N351 Introduction to Multimedia Programming (3 cr.)
CSCI N355 VRML (3 cr.)
CSCI N399 Variable Title (3 cr.)
CSCI N499 Variable Title (3 cr.)

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Concentration/Specialization Courses (24 cr.)

To be selected from one of the following areas (of which 12 credits must be at the 300 level or above). Any student selecting new media as the area of concentration/specialization must take N175 and N180 as prerequisites for tracks in Interactive Media and Usability; Spatial Media and Gaming; New Media Management; or, New Media Generalist.

Area 1: Computer Science
Computer Technology
Library Information and Science
New Media/Informatics

Area 2:

Art
Journalism
Music
New Media/Informatics

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New Media Electives (12 cr.)

Students must complete 12 credit hours of Media Arts and Science electives at the 300 level or above.

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General Education Requirements

COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)
JOUR J200 Reporting, Writing, and Editing I (3 cr.) or
  ENG W132 English Composition II (3 cr.) or
  TCM 220 Technical Report Writing (3 cr.)

Foreign Language (10 cr.)
Students must complete 10 credit hours in a foreign language. Asian languages are recommended.

Analytical Skills (6 cr.)
MATH M111 Algebra (4 cr.) or higher level course (excluding MATH 130, MATH 131, MATH 132)
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M153 Algebra and Trigonometry I (3 cr.)
PHIL P162 Logic (3 cr.)
PHIL P265 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3 cr.)
STAT 301 Elementary Statistical Methods (3 cr.) P: MATH 111
STAT 350 Data Analysis (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities (6 cr.)
CMLT C190 Introduction to Film (3 cr.)
COMM T130 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
FOLK F101 Introduction to Folklore (3 cr.)
HER H100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
MUS M174 Music for the Listener (3 cr.)
PHIL P120 Personal and Social Ethics (3 cr.)
REL R133 Introduction to Religion (3 cr.)
WOST W105 Introduction to Women's Studies (3 cr.)

Social Sciences (6 cr.)
AFRO A150 Afro-American Studies (3 cr.)
AMST A103 American Studies (3 cr.)
ANTH A104 Anthropology (3 cr.)
ECON E101 Economics (3 cr.), E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.) or E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
GEOG G110 Geography (3 cr.)
LING G104 Linguistics (3 cr.)
POLS Y101 Principles of Political Science (3 cr.) or
  POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
PSY B104 Psychology (3 cr.)
SOC R100 Sociology (3 cr.)

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University Electives (25 cr.)

of which 12 hours must be completed at the 300 level or above

Suggested electives:
COMM C228 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)
COMM M373 Film and Video Documentary (3 cr.)
COMM C380 Organizational Communication (3 cr.)
HER E101 Beginning Drawing (3 cr.)
HER E105 Beginning Painting (3 cr.)
HER E201 Basic Photography (3 cr.)
JOUR J210 Visual Communication (3 cr.)
JOUR J300 Communication Law (3 cr.)
PSY B366 Concepts and Applications in Organizational Psychology (3 cr.) or

Any course from the schools or departments of New Media, Art, Journalism, Music, Computer Science, Computer Technology, and/or Library and Information Science.

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