Spring 2020

INF 304D Introduction to Information Studies

Unique ID: 27430


Overview of the information field as it relates to the technology-based world culture. Topics may include the idea of information, information in relation to technology and culture, human-computer interaction, information technology in education, information literacy and the "digital divide," information and communication technology, information and gender, public information policy, and information organization and preservation. Note: Beginning in fall 2016, some sections of this course will place additional emphasis on Human Computer Interaction.


This course will introduce students to the field of information studies. Students will explore the foundations of the field, professions in the field, and issues within those professions. This course has a writing flag and therefor requires each student to write at least three 5-page papers to satisfy the writing flag requirements. https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/INF304W2017928080_0.pdf