Database Design (Winter 2002) Coord. Study in IT *Info Session To
rroth at u.washington.edu
Thu Nov 1 08:57:06 PST 2001
I just wanted to remind you that the Information Session for the Coordinated
Study in Information Technology "Database Design, Use and Presentation"
option (offered winter quarter) is TODAY from 2:30-3:30 PM in Mary Gates
It may be of interest to a wide range of students in the social and natural
sciences whose majors emphasize the use and manipulation of large data sets.
Please let interested students know.
Information sessions will be held:
Thursday, Nov. 1, 1:30-2:20 p.m., MGH 420. **TODAY**
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2:30-3:20 p.m., MGH 420.
Please feel free to contact me or visit the Web site at
http://www.ischool.washington.edu/ugstudies/ for more information.
The Information School
mnavin at u.washington.edu
The Information School offers qualified undergraduates the opportunity
to pursue concentrated, rigorous knowledge and skills development in
several high-demand areas of information technology.
During the 2001-2002 academic year, the Information School will offer
the following coordinated study options in Information Technology:
Visual Web Design, offered during Autumn Quarter 2001, by the UW
Database Design, Use and Presentation, offered during Winter Quarter
2002, by the UW Information School
User Interface Design and Usability, offered during Spring Quarter 2002,
by the UW Information School in cooperation with the College of
Engineering's Department of Technical Communication
Each of these coordinated study options:
* comprises a series of three courses that form a coherent body of study
in human-centered information technology (IT);
* represents an immersive experience in which students complete three
courses, each worth five credits during one academic quarter;
* seeks to provide students with a set of IT competencies and skills
that will serve as a technical complement to their academic degree
* fulfills 15 elective credits toward an undergraduate degree.
Upon successful completion of a coordinated study option, students will
receive a certificate of completion and 15 credits.
The coordinated study option in Database Design, Use, and Presentation
provides an intensive information-technology experience in designing,
manipulating and visualizing content and relationships in large sets of
data. The scope of this coordinated study option includes highly
structured numeric and symbolic database-type data as well as weakly
structured text-oriented information sets typically found on the World
Wide Web. New extensible information technologies evolutionizing the
construction and presentation of information are also included.
Interrogation methods range from highly structured information retrieval
queries to the variety of methods used by Web tools to characterize and
Complementing the dataset design and manipulation focus is an
introduction to the principles for the visualization of patterns and
relationships exhibited within large datasets. Course material
emphasizes the multidimensional nature of data and the accommodation of
diverse user groups.
Who Should Participate
Juniors and seniors majoring in fields that collect, manipulate, and
interrogate large datasets of quantitative or symbolic information.
Concepts and issues addressed in the Coordinated Study are relevant to a
variety of majors in the physical, natural and social sciences, such as
Astronomy, Biology, Economics, Geography, International Studies and
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
1. Junior or senior standing
2. 2.8 GPA or above
3. Match between major and certificate program emphasis
4. Experience with a computer operating system (such as Windows,
Macintosh or UNIX/Linux), Internet access and standard office software.
Thursday, Nov. 1, 1:30-2:20 p.m., Mary Gates Hall, Rm. 420.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2:30-3:20 p.m., Mary Gates Hall, Rm. 420.
For more information, please visit the Web site at
http://www.ischool.washington.edu/ugstudies/ or contact me.
Student Services Administrator
The University of Washington
mnavin at u.washington.edu
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