Updates for the B.S. Information Sciences (BS/IS) degree. This degree officially begins Fall 2020, but we encourage students to begin taking courses immediately, work with our advisor, and become involved with the iSchool. BS/IS WEBSITE
Preview of Spring 2020 courses below! We are working on finalizing the courses we will offer next semester. Some courses are still being finalized (day, time, instructor) and more may be added. We will provide updates as they are available, and you will be able to see them listed in the course explorer when the Spring semester is live (October 7).
DARS (Degree Audit) for the B.S. Information Sciences degree is now available. Access in the Degree Audit System: 'ULP – iSCH' 'Information Sciences.' Note:substitutions and IS electives outside of IS/INFO will not be automatically pulled into the requirements (please discuss with an iSchool Advisor).
This course will explore the intersection of storytelling, interaction design & user experience through a focus on fabrication and computational thinking concepts relevant to the design of escape rooms.Course Explorer
Spring 2020 Course *Preview* (Pending):
We plan on offering the following courses in Spring 2020 (schedule is still being finalized). Additional information including course descriptions, pathway/focus area, prerequisites, and restrictions will be provided in the coming weeks. Some courses (300/400s) have prerequisites of sophomore or junior level.
***Make sure you attend an advising appointment this semester to have priority selection for some of the courses.***
IS REQUIRED Courses:
IS 199 DCA (IS 206) Intro to Databases Concepts & Applications (3 hr.)
IS/INFO/MACS 202 Social Aspects Info Tech (3 hr.)
IS/INFO 310 Computing in the Humanities (3 hr.) select one
IS 390 CC Computers & Cultures (IS 309) (3 hr.) select one
IS 390 RGI Race, Gender, & Information Technology (IS 308) (3 hr.) select one
IS ELECTIVE Courses:
INFO/CS 102 Little Bits to Big Ideas
IS/CS/STAT 107 Data Science Discovery
IS 266 Community Innovation
INFO/WRIT 303 Writing Across Media - Advanced Composition
IS 351 Design of Usable Information Interfaces
IS 390 W1A Web Technologies & Techniques
INFO 403 An Introduction to Top Down Video Game Design
INFO 490 Makerspace: Game Studies
INFO 490 Makerspace: Education & Community Orientation
INFO 490 The Video Game Development Process
INFO 490 Global Informatics Seminar
INFO 490 Introduction to Programming for Data Science
IS 451 Introduction to Network Information Systems Tentative
IS 455 Database Design & Prototyping Tentative
IS 457 Introduction to Data Science Tentative
IS 490 Community Informatics Studio Tentative
IS 490 Playful Design Methods Tentative
IS 490 Social Computing Tentative
ICT (Transfer)/Dual-Degree Additional information is available on our website about the application process, including tentative questions, materials, and dates. Fall 2020 is the first term we are able to admit students to the BS/IS program, and the application will be available in mid-March.
Homecoming is right around the corner and the University of Illinois Chancellor's Committee to Support Homecoming wants all of their academic units to get in the SCHOOL SPIRIT.
This year, the iSchool will be given a Block I (a literal wood block sculpture of the letter I) for us to decorate with the iSchool look and feel. We want you to submit your ideas for what that theme should be. Theme ideas are being accepted TODAY- Monday, September 30. Once submissions have been compiled, the iSchool community will be invited to vote on their favorite entries. The winning theme will determine the look and feel of the School of Information Sciences plywood sculpture that will be ours to decorate and display for Homecoming (October 13-19). Multiple submissions are allowed, so tell us all your creative ideas!
Interested in meeting Silicon Valley's biggest players in entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture capital over winter break? Spend Jan. 12-18 visiting startups and leading tech companies while networking with prominent, entrepreneurial alumni. Cost associated with trip.Apply by Sept. 30. Read More & Apply
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, World Business Chicago, and the University of Illinois invite top college students to apply for Chicago's premier tech talent program. ThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week is an annual program inviting 200 of the brightest engineering, design, and entrepreneurial college students for 3 days of talks, tours, tips and trainings with Chicago's fast growing tech ecosystem. Program is FREE. DEADLINE TO APPLY: OCT. 2 by 11:59PM. Read More & Apply
The FBI will be offering three opportunities to connect with students interested in careers with the agency: Coffee Chat With The FBI| 10:00-11:30am | Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street, Room 213 FBI Information Session| 4:00-5:00pm | Career Center, 715 S. Wright St. Resume Reviews With The FBI| 2:00 - 3:30pm | Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street, Room 213
iSchool Hosted During this Tech Talk, a speaker from Uber will present an interesting challenge that they had to work on and answer questions from the audience. This session is meant to give attendees an idea of the type of projects/challenges they might encounter at Uber. Read More | Registration required
Room 126 iSchool iSchool Hosted Uber invites students interested in careers in data science to join us for an information session. We will highlight different opportunities available at Uber, the selection process, and why a student should come work for Uber. Register in HandShake
Oct. 4 | 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM | EnterpriseWorks Atrium A community of both students and professionals in the field of data science will come together to discuss relevant problems and solutions in their field. This group meets monthly. Details & Registration
Two upcoming hackathons for student & faculty in AI problem solving. There are four two-hour tutorials prior to each to train entrants on the HAL compute clusters that will be used for running hackathon code. Hackathons will be full-day events on NCSA-NVIDIA AI Hackathon IOct. 5-6 (APPLY by SEPT. 30) & Nov. 9-10 (future application).
Show off your skills in communicating information visually! All submissions must be a visual or graphic representation of data. Students can compete to win up to $400 in this contest sponsored by the University Library. Read More & Enter
Holiday Inn at 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign Students and alumni are invited to meet iSchool employers and professional organizations. Details and registration availableon Handshake. Additional updates available on the iSchool Jobs Facebook
RESOURCES TO KNOW
Sudents can download a variety of software, including Microsoft Office 365 (including Powerpoint, Excel and Word), Adobe Creative Cloud (including Photoshop, InDesign and Adobe Premiere Pro) and more for free through the University of Illinois? Browse the webstore now to download excellent software at no cost to you!