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School of Informatics
Undergraduate 2004-2005
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
Health Information Administration, 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.

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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 300­400 (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 three minors.
  8. Students must file a degree application with the School of Informatics Recorder or Student Services 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 I491 Capstone Project Internship, 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.)

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), CPT (IUPUI), computer and information science (IUPUI), journalism (IUPUI), or new media (IUPUI) can count as an elective if not used to fulfill the core requirements.

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 Interaction­Design 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

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 (15­18 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 Informatics Student Services 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
Web-Based Programming
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, 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) in each course:
    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

Students must complete 6 credit hours from the following:

  1. ENG W131 Elementary Composition I (3 cr.)
  2. ENG W132 English Composition II (3 cr.)
  3. ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
  4. JOUR J200 Reporting, Writing and Editing (3 cr.)

Check the listings for courses in the Schedule of Classes each semester to make certain the course section chosen fulfills the requirement.

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Writing (3 cr.) IUB

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.
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 IUB, IUPUI

IUB (6 cr.):

  1. Select one of the following: MATH A118 Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences; MATH D116-117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics I-II; M118 Finite Mathematics; or S118 Honors Finite Mathematics. Students must receive a minimum grade of C in each course to meet the School of Informatics admission requirements.
  2. Select one of the following statistics courses: MATH/PSY K300 Statistical Techniques; MATH/PSY K310 Statistical Techniques; CJUS K300 Techniques for Data Analysis; SPEA K300; ECON E370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics; ECON S370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics: Honors; SOC S371 Statistics for Sociology; MATH M368 Statistics for Informatics; or M365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics.

IUPUI (9 cr.):

  1. Select 6 credit hours from the following MATH courses: MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.), MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.), MATH M151 Algebra and Trigonometry (5 cr.), MATH M153 Algebra and Trigonometry I (3 cr.), MATH M154 Algebra and Trigonometry II (3 cr.), MATH M163 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 cr.), or MATH M164 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5 cr.).
  2. Select 3 credit hours from the following statistics courses: 301 or 350
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Web-Based Programming (9 cr.)

IUPUI:

  1. 9 credit hours from any CSCI-N courses at the 300 or 400 level.
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Natural Sciences (8 cr.)

IUB:
A minimum of 8 credit hours of natural science courses selected from the following list. A TOPICS course (E105, or S105) will count as one of the required courses in this area. One of the courses must be a laboratory course or have an associated laboratory section.

Anthropology:

ANTH B200 Bioanthropology (3 cr.), ANTH B301 Laboratory in Bioanthropology (3 cr.), ANTH B368 Evolution of Primate Social Behavior (3 cr.), and 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.), and GEOG G477 Atmospheric Science (3 cr.).
Geology
Physics
Psychology (excluding courses that are considered mathematical science and social and historical studies courses), PSY P101 Introductory Psychology I (3 cr.), PSY P106 General Psychology, Honors (4 cr.), PSY P151 Introduction to Psychology I for Majors (4 cr.), PSY P201 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 cr.), PSY P204 Psychological and Biological Bases of Human Sexuality (3 cr.), PSY P211 Methods of Experimental Psychology (3 cr.), PSY 325 Psychology of Learning (3 cr.), PSY P327 Psychology of Motivation (3 cr.), PSY P329 Sensation and Perception (3 cr.), PSY P330 Perception/Action (3 cr.), PSY P336 Psychological Tests and Individual Differences (3 cr.), PSY P350 Human Factors/Ergonomics (3 cr.), and PSY P417 Animal Behavior (3 cr.).

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Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences IUB, IUPUI
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 (15 cr.):
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 each area. At least two courses must be taken in each area.

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

IUPUI (12 cr.):
One arts and humanities course (3 cr.) selected from the following:
AFRO A150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans (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 Introduction to 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.)
MUS M174 Music for the Listener (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.)
WOST W105 Women’s Studies (3 cr.)

One social science course (3 cr.) selected from the following:
AFRO A150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans (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 Politics (3 cr.)
POLS Y213 Introduction to Public Policy (3 cr.)
POLS Y219 International Relations (3 cr.)
PSY B104 Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.)
PSY B310 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
SOC R100 Introduction to 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:
CIT 410 Information Technology Ethics and Leadership (3 cr.)
PHIL P120 Ethics (3 cr.)
PHIL P326 Ethical Theory (3 cr.)
PHIL P493 Biomedical Ethics (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.)

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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. in Informatics and complete an undergraduate degree in another degree-granting school of the university. Check with your academic advisor for more details and approval.

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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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Certificate and Minor 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)]
    INFO I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.) [cross-listed with CSCI A202 Introduction to Programming II (IUB)]
    INFO I300 Human-Computer Interaction­Design 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

Minimum grade of 2.0 (C) in all courses taken for the minor.

  1. 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)]
    INFO I211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.) [cross-listed with CSCI A202 Introduction to Programming II (IUB)]
    INFO I308 Information Representation (3 cr.)
  2. Students are required to take two courses from the following list of upper level courses:
    INFO I300 Human-Computer Interaction­Design and Programming (3 cr.)
    INFO I303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.)
    One course from the list of approved in advance 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, and must be taken on the Bloomington campus. 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:
BUS 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, and must be taken on the Bloomington campus. 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 A338 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, offers an Associate of Science in Media Arts and Technology, and 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 to the New Media Program at IUPUI.

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.)

CIT 115 Computer Information Systems Fundamentals (3 cr.)
CIT 140 Programming Constructs Lab (3 cr.)
CSCI N241 Introduction to Web Design (3 cr.)
ENG W131 English Composition I (3 cr.) or JOUR J100 Computer Methods for Journalists (3 cr.)
NEWM N100 Introduction to Digital Media Principles (3 cr.)
NEWM N101 Topics in Interactive Multimedia (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 M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
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 C292 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 only)
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General Electives (12 cr.) selected from the following schools or departments:

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

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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 Services, 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
    3 credit hours of arts and humanities
    3 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 300­400 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 300­400 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 (Flex Core and Tracks)
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 a 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.

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 Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures 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.)

NEWM N100 Introduction to Digital Media Principles (3 cr.)
NEWM N110 Visualizing Information (3 cr.)
NEWM N190 Topics in Interactive Media (3 cr.)
NEWM N199 Directed Study I (1 cr.)
NEWM N201 Design Issues in Digital Media (3 cr.)
NEWM N299 Directed Study II (1 cr.)
NEWM N399 Directed Study III (1 cr.)
NEWM N499 Capstone: Portfolio or Project (3 cr.)

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Web-Based Computer Programming (15 cr.)

CSCI N241 Introduction to Web Design (3 cr.)
CSCI N301 Fundamental Computer Science Concepts (3 cr.)

Nine (9 cr.) hours from the following:
CSCI N305 C Language Programming (3 cr.)
CSCI N307 Java (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 a minimum of 12 credits must be at the 300 level or above).

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

Area 2:

Art
Journalism
Music
New Media/Informatics

Note: Students selecting new media as the area of concentration/specialization should see their academic advisor. Students are required to take 9 credit hours in the flex core and 15 credit hours in one of the following tracks:

Software Application Track (A track)
Integrated Media Track (M track)
Video Production and Sound Design Track (P track)
Digital Story Telling Track (S track)

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New Media Electives (12 cr.)

Students must complete 12 credit hours of media arts and science electives at the 400 level or above.

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General-Education Requirements

COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)
ENG W131 English Composition I (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 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 (3 cr.)
CMLT C292 Introduction to Film (3 cr.)
COMM T130 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
HER H100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
MUS M174 Music for the Listener (3 cr.)
PHIL P120 Personal and Social Ethics (3 cr.)

Social Sciences (3 cr.)
AFRO A150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans (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 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
POLS Y101 Principles of Political Science (3 cr.) or POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
PSY B104 Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.)
SOC R100 Introduction to 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 C380 Organizational Communication (3 cr.)
COMM M373 Film and Video Documentary (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 Art, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Informatics, Journalism, Library and Information Science, Music, and/or New Media.

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Health Information Administration, IUPUI

About the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration
Course Requirements

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About the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

Health information administrators collect, interpret, and protect health data and determine how data are used. They are managers and information specialists who frequently interact with other members of the medical, financial, and administrative staffs. It is their responsibility to ensure that the information system is protected and driven by accurate, up-to-the-minute information. Responsibilities of department managers include:

  • supervising and training clerical and technical personnel.
  • determining health information policies.
  • designing health information collection, storage, and report systems.
  • selecting computer systems for processing and storing clinical data.
  • serving on standards, improvement, and utilization review committees.
  • acting as liaison to other departments.
  • determining departmental budget and resource needs.
  • ensuring that the medical documentation requirements of various accrediting and governmental agencies are met.

While many health information administrators are employed in hospitals, others work for insurance companies, long-term care and psychiatric facilities, computer companies, physician group practices, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies. They also coordinate quality management programs for health care facilities, teach in colleges and universities, and perform consulting activities.

The program graduate is eligible to seek registration as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by successfully passing a national qualifying examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association. RHIA registration is an important credential when seeking employment as a health information administrator.

Credential Required to Practice
RHIA, Registered Health Information Administrator

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Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

Educational Program
Completion of the program will take four years; 74 semester hours of prerequisite course work plus two years (56 credit hours) of professional course work. The professional component of the program is offered in the junior and senior years of a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree. The program begins in the fall semester and includes a final clinical course in health information that is taken in the Summer I session of the senior year. The prerequisites and the professional program may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis.

The professional courses focus on the management of health information systems and utilization of computerized clinical data. The professional component of the curriculum integrates lecture and laboratory courses with technical and professional practice experiences in hospitals and other health care facilities and related settings. A four-week professional practice experience is arranged for each senior student in Summer Session I.

Opportunity for Students to Work
Because the class schedule for full-time students in the professional program is rigorous, it is difficult to pursue full-time employment. Some students have part-time or weekend jobs.

Additional Cost
In addition to regular university tuition and fees, students should expect to pay program-related expenses. Contact the program for a current cost sheet.

Accreditation
The Health Information Administration Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Admission
Students accepted into the program must complete the following program admission requirements. Admission to the professional program is competitive; therefore, completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program. The criteria used for selection of classes are the completion of prerequisite courses and grade point average.

In addition to the School of Informatics admission policies and procedures found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the following admission policies apply to the Health Information Administration Program.

Application Deadline
November 15 of the year preceding the planned date of entry.

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours
74

Distribution of Credit Hours in Specific Areas
See prerequisites

Limitations of Course Work
Remedial course work will not count toward the 74 required prerequisite credit hours.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average
2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained. Grades for remedial courses are included in the cumulative grade point average.

Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Course
2.0 on a 4.0 scale in anatomy, analytic skills/quantitative methods, business administration, computer science, organization/management, and physiology.

Indiana Residents Preference Policy
See School of Informatics policy.

Volunteer Experience
While volunteer experience is not required, it is very helpful in making a career choice.

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Course Requirements

Prerequisites
Prior to entering the program, students must complete at least 68 credit hours of the following minimum prerequisites. Students should consult with their academic advisors for appropriate courses and semester sequence in order to complete prerequisites. Prerequisites may be taken at any accredited college or university.

The code "G" indicates a course that meets the school’s general-education requirements. An asterisk (*) indicates courses which must be completed prior to entering the professional program.

Oral Communications (G) * 3 cr.
Written Communications (G)* 6 cr.
Human Anatomy (G)* 4-5 cr.
Human Physiology (G) * 4-5 cr.
Microbiology * 3-4 cr.
Medical Terminology 2 cr.
Information Technology * 13 cr.
Social/Behavioral Sciences (G) * 3 cr.
Business * 6 cr.
Analytical Skills/Quantitative Methods (G) * 6 cr.
Professional Ethics * 3 cr.
Humanities (G) 3 cr.
Accounting * 4 cr.
Organization/Management * (3 hours must be completed) 6 cr.
Electives * (2 ­ 5 hours must be completed) 5-8 cr.

Suggested Electives
The following suggestions for electives are made to aid the student in the prerequisite courses and in the professional course work: management information systems, supervisory management, methods of employee training, computer sciences, research methods, interpersonal communications, medical terms from Greek and Latin, and foreign languages.

Plan of Study
The following is a suggested two-year plan of prerequisites. Variations of this schedule can be made. Students should check with their advisors to make sure all requirements are met.

Freshman

Fall
Oral Communications 3 cr.
Introduction to Informatics 4 cr.
Introduction to Business Administration 3 cr.
Math (Algebra or Finite) 3 cr.
Basic Accounting Skills 1 cr.
Total 14 cr.
Spring
English Composition I 3 cr.
Anatomy 4-5 cr.
Basic Tools of Informatics 3 cr.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 cr.
Humanities Elective 3 cr.
Total 16-17 cr.

Sophomore

Fall
Written Communications Elective 3 cr.
Physiology 4-5 cr.
Information Technology Elective 3 cr.
Foundations of Accounting 3 cr.
Organization/Management Elective 3 cr.
Total 16-17 cr.
Spring
Information Technology Elective 3 cr.
Business Legal Aspects Elective 3 cr.
Statistics Elective 3 cr.
Professional Ethics Elective 3 cr.
Microbiology Elective 3-4 cr.
Total 15-16 cr.

Additional required prerequisite courses, including Organization/Management, Medical Terminology and general electives, may be taken during summer sessions or (to a limited extent) concurrent with the professional program courses in the junior year.

Professional Program
Courses in the professional program are sequential and, therefore, must be taken in the order specified by the program faculty. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each professional course.

Junior

Fall
Quantitative Methods and Research 2 cr.
Hospital Organization/Management 3 cr.
Health Care Information Requirements/Standards 3 cr.
Medical Science I 3 cr.
Organization/Management Elective (Choose from prerequisite list) 3 cr.
Total 14 cr.
Spring
ICD-9-CM Coding 3 cr.
Health Information Storage and Retrieval 2 cr.
Medicine and the Law 2 cr.
Medical Science II 3 cr.
Directed Study 1 cr.
Total 11 cr.

Senior

Fall
Seminar in Health Information Administration 1 cr.
Health Planning/Information Systems 3 cr.
CPT Coding 3 cr.
Long-Term Care 1 cr.
Release of Information 1 cr.
Health Care Quality Improvement 1 cr.
Professional Practice Experience I 6 cr.
Total 16 cr.
Spring
Seminar in Health Information Administration 1 cr.
Reimbursement Systems 3 cr.
Directed Study 1 cr.
Capstone Experience 3 cr.
Professional Practice Experience II 6 cr.
Total 14 cr.
Summer Session I
Clinical in Health Information Administration 4 cr.

Graduation Requirements
Satisfactory completion of 130 credit hours including 74 credit hours of prerequisite and general-education courses and 56 credit hours of professional courses. All course work must be completed in compliance with the program’s and school’s academic and professional policies.

Scholarships
Two Van Ausdall and Farrar Scholarships are awarded to full-time senior students in the Health Information Administration Program. Awards are predicated on demonstrated financial need and ability to successfully complete the program. Preference is given to students who plan employment in Indiana.

Two Gertrude L. Gunn Memorial Fund Scholarships, established in memory of the founder of the program, are awarded to senior health information administration students.They are based on scholarship and demonstrated financial need.

The Mary L. McKenzie Scholarship is awarded to a senior health information administration student. It is based on scholarship and demonstrated financial need.

The Elton T. Ridley Minority Scholarship is awarded to senior health information administration students. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is a member of a class of individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the program.

The Foundation on Education and Research (FORE) Scholarship is available through the American Health Information Management Association. This scholarship is awarded through application directly to AHIMA. Information will be provided to students after acceptance to the Professional Program.

Other scholarships may be available.

Awards
Based on superior performance and in accordance with Indiana University­Purdue University Indianapolis policies, the program faculty will recommend that qualified students be awarded degrees with distinction.

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