COURSES

Upper-level courses for the Minor

For the Minor, you can take any of the courses on this list as long as you earn 9 total credits. You do not have to take one from each category, nor do you have to take all from the same category.

To appear on this list, the course must be at the 300-level or above, and satisfy one of three descriptions:

Society
Data
Expression

This list is not exhaustive, and it constantly changes. If you see a course that you think should be on this list, please contact the Informatics Advisor. Candidate courses for inclusion will be considered on an individual basis. Very few 500-level courses are listed here because they are usually for graduate students only. However, sometimes undergrads can take them with special permission.

All coursesSocietyDataExpression
Department Number Title Approved special topics
Agr & Consumer Economics ACE 360 Spreadsheet models and applications  
Agr & Consumer Economics ACE 446 Modelling App's Finan Plan  
Advertising ADV 400 Special problems
  • Advertising and New Media
  • Emerging Media
  • Public Relations in the Digital Age
  • Advertising Design Techniques
Advertising ADV 409 Media Entrepreneurship  
Advertising ADV 490 Special topics in advertising
  • Digital public relations
  • Advertising and digital media
  • Emerging media
  • Digital advertising
  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Ads, Technologies, and Concepts
  • Social Media Analytics
Aerodynamics AE 410 Computational Aerodynamics  
Aerodynamics AE 483 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Navigation and Control  
Agricultural Communications AGCM 315 Emerging Media  
Animal Sciences ANSC 448 Mathematical modeling in life sciences  
Animal Sciences ANSC 542 Applied bioinformatics  
Anthropology ANTH 372 Topics in Lang and Culture
  • Social Media and Digital Communication S
Anthropology ANTH 407 GIS for anthropologists  
Anthropology ANTH 499 Topics in Anthropology
  • GIS for anthropologists D
Art-Design ARTD 318 Digital Interaction  
Art-Design ARTD 415 Ninth Letter  
Art-Design ARTD 499 Special topics in art & design
  • Advanced Digital Interaction
  • Sustainable Lifecycle Design & Research I
Art-Studio ARTS 340 The art of 3D imaging  
Art-Studio ARTS 341 Image practice  
Art-Studio ARTS 343 Time arts I  
Art-Studio ARTS 344 Interactivity I  
Art-Studio ARTS 443 Time arts II  
Art-Studio ARTS 444 Interactivity II  
Art-Studio ARTS 445 Special Topics in New Media
  • Net Art
Art-Studio ARTS 499 Special topics in Studio Art
  • Makerspace
Astronomy ASTR 496 Seminar in Astronomy
  • Practical Informatics for the Physical Sciences
  • Foundations of Data Science
Atmospheric Sciences ATMS 305 Computing and data analysis  
Atmospheric Sciences ATMS 421 Earth systems modeling  
Business Administration BADM 350 IT for networked organizations  
Business Administration BADM 351 E-Business management  
Business Administration BADM 352 Database design and management  
Business Administration BADM 353 Information systems analysis and design  
Business Administration BADM 354 Management of data communications  
Business Administration BADM 374 Management decision models  
Business Administration BADM 453 Decision support systems  
Business Administration BADM 454 Enterprise computing management  
Business Administration BADM 458 IT governance  
BTW 220 Desktop Publishing and Design  
Chemical and Biomolecular Engr CHBE 571 Bioinformatics  
Community Health CHLH 421 Health data analysis  
Community Health CHLH 474 Principles of Epidemiology  
Campus Honors Program CHP 395 Interdisciplinary seminar  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 424 Child Development and Technology  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 437 Educational Game Design  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 438 Computer Programming in the Classroom  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 482 Social Learning & Multimedia  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 489 DELTA Capstone Project  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 499 Issues and Development in Education
  • Educational Game Design
  • Attention, Learning and Technology
  • Critiques of Educational Technology
Communication CMN 280 Communication technology and society  
Communication CMN 338 Relationships and Technologies  
Communication CMN 396 Special topics in communications  
Communication CMN 410 Workplace Comm Technology  
Communication CMN 496 Adv topics in communications
  • Play and Technology
  • Social Networks
  • New Media and Identity
  • Video Games: Content, Industry, and Policy
  • Virtual Communities
  • Service Learning in Technology and Policy
  • Internet Law and Policy
  • History of US Telecommunications, Health & Technology
  • Communication Technology and Altruism
  • Introduction to Communication Analytics
Crop Sciences CPSC 565 Perl & UNIX for Bioinformatics  
Computer Science CS 225 Data structures  
Computer Science CS 410 Text information systems  
Computer Science CS 411 Database systems  
Computer Science CS 412 Introduction to data mining  
Computer Science CS 417 Computer aided instruction  
Computer Science CS 418 Interactive computer graphics  
Computer Science CS 419 Production computer graphics  
Computer Science CS 440 Intro to artificial intelligence  
Computer Science CS 446 Machine learning  
Computer Science CS 461 Computer security I  
Computer Science CS 463 Computer security II  
Computer Science CS 465 User interface design  
Computer Science CS 466 Introduction to bioinformatics  
Computer Science CS 467 Social visualization  
Computer Science CS 498 Special topics
  • Social Visualization
  • Social Computing
  • Principles of User Interface Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Computational Photography
  • Socio-Computer Interaction
  • Health Informatics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Virtual Reality
  •  Introduction to Data Science
  •  Social Info Networks
Dance DANC 451 Independent Study & Special Topics
  • Dance Technology
Dance DANC 532 Digital media for dancers  
Electrical and Computer Engr ECE 402 Electronic music synthesis  
Electrical and Computer Engr ECE 498 Special topics in ECE
  • Extending Mobile Computing Through Cloud Computing
Economics ECON 490 Topics in Economics
  • Economic Forecasting
English ENGL 380 Special topics in ENGL
  • Writing in a digital world
English ENGL 396 Honors Seminar I
  • Old and New Media
English ENGL 461 Topics in Literature
  • Old and New Media
English ENGL 482 Writing technologies  
Educational Policy Studies EPS 415 Technology & Educational Reform  
Educational Psychology EPSY 457 Teachers and Tech Integration  
Educational Psychology EPSY 474 Evaluating Learning Technology  
Educational Psychology EPSY 490 Developments in Educ Psyc
  • Learning in Everyday Contexts
Educational Psychology EPSY 590 Advanced Seminar in Ed Psyc
  • Engaging Educational Technologies
  • Mobile Apps for Teaching, Learning, and Educational Research
Finance FIN 418 Financial modeling  
Geography GEOG 105 The digital Earth  
Geography GEOG 379 Introduction to GIS  
Geography GEOG 380 GIS II: Spatial Problem Solving  
Geography GEOG 390 Individual Study
  • GIS and Society
Geography GEOG 412 Geospatial Technology and Society  
Geography GEOG 460 Analysis and interpretation of aerial photography  
Geography GEOG 468 Biological modeling  
Geography GEOG 469 Spatial ecosystem modeling  
Geography GEOG 476 Applied GIS to environmental studies  
Geography GEOG 477 Introduction to Remote Sensing  
Geography GEOG 479 Advanced GIS  
Geography GEOG 480 Principles of Geographic Information Systems  
Geography GEOG 489 Programming for GIS  
Human Resource Development  HRD 412 Instructional Techniques  
Human Resource Development  HRD 472 Learning technologies  
Integrative Biology IB 364 Bioinformatics & Human Genome  
Integrative Biology IB 473 Plant genomics  
Integrative Biology IB 487 Mathematical modeling in life sciences  
Integrative Biology IB 491 Biological Modeling  
Integrative Biology IB 492 Science Communication Skills  
Integrative Biology IB 493 Statistical Ecology  
Industrial Engineering IE 441 Interactive systems modeling and design  
Informatics INFO 102 Little Bits to Big Ideas  
Informatics INFO 199 Undergraduate Open Seminar  
Informatics INFO 202 Social Aspects of Information Technology  
Informatics INFO 303 Writing Across Media  
Informatics INFO 310 Computing in the humanities  
Informatics INFO 325 Social Media and Global Change  
Informatics INFO 326 New media, culture, & society  
Informatics INFO 345 Digital and Gender Cultures  
Informatics INFO 390 Special topics
  • INFO 390CC · Computers and culture
  • INFO 390PVT · Privacy and Technology
  • INFO 390RGI · Race, Gender and Information Technology
  • INFO 390W1A · Web Technologies and Techniques
Informatics INFO 390CC Computers and cultures  
Informatics INFO 390PVT Privacy and Technology  
Informatics INFO 390RGI Race, Gender and Information Technology  
Informatics INFO 390W1A Web Technologies and Techniques  
Informatics INFO 399 Individual study  
Informatics INFO 403 Game design: Creating virtual worlds  
Informatics INFO 490 Special topics  
Informatics INFO 491 Undergraduate Bioinformatics Seminar  
Information Sciences IS 201 Information technology and organizations  
Information Sciences IS 310 Computing in the humanities  
Information Sciences IS 351 Design of usable information interfaces  
Information Sciences IS 351 The Design of Usable Information Interfaces  
Information Sciences IS 390 Special topics in info studies  
Information Sciences IS 390CC Computers and culture  
Information Sciences IS 390EC Digital Media Ethics  
Information Sciences IS 390RGI Race, gender and information technology  
Information Sciences IS 390W1A Web technologies and techniques  
Information Sciences IS 451 Introduction to network systems  
Information Sciences IS 456 Information storage and retrieval  
Information Sciences IS 462 Information Assurance  
Information Sciences IS 490 Advanced topics in info studies
  • IS 490DB · Introduction to databases
  • IS 490DD · Digital divide
  • IS 490EG · e-Government
  • IS 490GHU · Global Health Informatics
  • IS 490IDS · Introduction to Data Science
  • IS 490IL · Informal Learning Spaces and Pedagogies
  • IS 490ITU · Entrepreneurial IT design
  • IS 490MU · Museum informatics
  • IS 490ST · Community informatics studio
  • IS 490WP · Programming Web mashups
Information Sciences IS 490DB Introduction to databases  
Information Sciences IS 490DD Digital divide  
Information Sciences IS 490EG e-Government  
Information Sciences IS 490GHU Global Health Informatics  
Information Sciences IS 490IA Information Assurance  
Information Sciences IS 490IDS Introduction to Data Science  
Information Sciences IS 490IL Informal Learning Spaces and Pedagogies  
Information Sciences IS 490ITU Entrepreneurial IT design  
Information Sciences IS 490MU Museum informatics  
Information Sciences IS 490ST Community informatics studio  
Information Sciences IS 490WP Programming Web mashups  
Journalism JOUR 410 Multimedia reporting  
Journalism JOUR 425 Multimedia Editing and Design  
Journalism JOUR 460 Special topics  
Journalism JOUR 480 Advanced reporting topics
  • Digital Newsroom Practicum
  • Digital Reporting
Kinesiology KIN 494 Technology-Driven Health Behavior Change Interventions  
Linguistics LING 402 Tools and techniques for speech and language processing  
Linguistics LING 406 Introduction to computational linguistics  
Linguistics LING 490 Special Topics in Linguistics
  • Intro to Corpus Linguistics
Linguistics LING 506 Topics in computational linguistics  
Media & Cinema Studies MACS 326 New Media, culture, and society  
Media & Cinema Studies MACS 395 Special media/cinema topics
  • Digital Games
  • Planet Google
  • Contemporary Cinema (taught SP2013)
  •  Media/Info Ethics & Global Culture
Media & Cinema Studies MACS 410 Media Ethics  
Media & Cinema Studies MACS 496 Advanced media/cinema topics
  • Digital Cinema
  • Techno-Scientific Networks
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 317 Genetics and genomics  
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 409 Bioinformatics and functional genomes  
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 419 Brain, behavior and information processing  
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 432 Computing in molecular biology  
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 493 Special topics
  • Making and using phylogenetic trees
  • Neural systems modeling
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 519 Computational brain theory  
Mechanical Engineering ME 451 Computer-aided manufacturing systems  
Materials Science & Engineering MSE 498 Special Topics
  • Computational Materials Science & Engineering
Music MUS 404 Contemp composition techniques
  • MAXMSP: Interactive Music for Performers and Composers
  • Algorithmic Design of Music
  • Engineering the Arts
Music MUS 424 Musical informatics  
Music MUS 448 Computer music  
Music MUS 499 Special topics
  • Project-Oriented Computer Music (SP2014)
Music MUS 503 Computer-assisted composition  
Neuroscience NEUR 591 Computational brain theory  
Nuclear, Plasma, Radiologic Engineering NPRE 461 Probabilistic Risk Assessment  
Nuclear, Plasma, Radiologic Engineering NPRE 498 Special topics
  • Advanced Risk Analysis
Natural Resources & Environ Science NRES 454 GIS in Natural Resource Management  
Pathobiology PATH 439 Health applications of GIS  
Philosophy PHIL 380 Current controversies
  • Philosophy and Intelligence: Minds, Brains and Computers
Political Science PS 300 Special Topics
  • Big Data, Math and Politics
Psychology PSYC 358 Human factors  
Sociology SOC 350 Technology and society  
Sociology SOC 396 Special topics in sociology
  • Population Informatics Perspectives on Immigration and Race in Illinois
  • Cyberspace and Social Relations
Sociology SOC 485 Intermediate Social Statistics  
Sociology SOC 496 Advanced special topics in sociology
  • Sex, Drugs, and Data
  • Globalization and Health
Statistics STAT 385 Statistics Programming Methods  
Statistics STAT 420 Methods of applied statistics  
Statistics STAT 428 Statistical computing  
Statistics STAT 440 Statistical data management  
Statistics STAT 448 Advanced data analysis  
Statistics STAT 458 Mathematical modeling in life sciences  
Theoretical & Applied Mechanics TAM 470 Computational mechanics  
Theater THEA 437 Software for lighting design  
Urban Planning UP 316 Urban Informatics II  
Urban Planning UP 418 GIS for planners  
Urban Planning UP 519 Advanced Applications of GIS  
Department Number Title Approved special topics
Advertising ADV 400 Special problems
  • Advertising and New Media
  • Emerging Media
  • Public Relations in the Digital Age
  • Advertising Design Techniques
Advertising ADV 490 Special topics in advertising
  • Digital public relations
  • Advertising and digital media
  • Emerging media
  • Digital advertising
  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Ads, Technologies, and Concepts
  • Social Media Analytics
Agricultural Communications AGCM 315 Emerging Media  
Anthropology ANTH 372 Topics in Lang and Culture
  • Social Media and Digital Communication S
Art-Design ARTD 499 Special topics in art & design
  • Advanced Digital Interaction
  • Sustainable Lifecycle Design & Research I
Business Administration BADM 458 IT governance  
Campus Honors Program CHP 395 Interdisciplinary seminar  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 424 Child Development and Technology  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 437 Educational Game Design  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 438 Computer Programming in the Classroom  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 482 Social Learning & Multimedia  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 489 DELTA Capstone Project  
Curriculum & Instruction CI 499 Issues and Development in Education
  • Educational Game Design
  • Attention, Learning and Technology
  • Critiques of Educational Technology
Communication CMN 338 Relationships and Technologies  
Communication CMN 396 Special topics in communications  
Communication CMN 410 Workplace Comm Technology  
Communication CMN 496 Adv topics in communications
  • Play and Technology
  • Social Networks
  • New Media and Identity
  • Video Games: Content, Industry, and Policy
  • Virtual Communities
  • Service Learning in Technology and Policy
  • Internet Law and Policy
  • History of US Telecommunications, Health & Technology
  • Communication Technology and Altruism
  • Introduction to Communication Analytics
English ENGL 380 Special topics in ENGL
  • Writing in a digital world
English ENGL 396 Honors Seminar I
  • Old and New Media
English ENGL 461 Topics in Literature
  • Old and New Media
English ENGL 482 Writing technologies  
Educational Policy Studies EPS 415 Technology & Educational Reform  
Educational Psychology EPSY 457 Teachers and Tech Integration  
Educational Psychology EPSY 474 Evaluating Learning Technology  
Educational Psychology EPSY 490 Developments in Educ Psyc
  • Learning in Everyday Contexts
Educational Psychology EPSY 590 Advanced Seminar in Ed Psyc
  • Engaging Educational Technologies
  • Mobile Apps for Teaching, Learning, and Educational Research
Geography GEOG 390 Individual Study
  • GIS and Society
Geography GEOG 412 Geospatial Technology and Society  
Human Resource Development  HRD 412 Instructional Techniques  
Human Resource Development  HRD 472 Learning technologies  
Informatics INFO 303 Writing Across Media  
Informatics INFO 310 Computing in the humanities  
Informatics INFO 325 Social Media and Global Change  
Informatics INFO 326 New media, culture, & society  
Informatics INFO 345 Digital and Gender Cultures  
Informatics INFO 390 Special topics
  • INFO 390CC · Computers and culture
  • INFO 390PVT · Privacy and Technology
  • INFO 390RGI · Race, Gender and Information Technology
  • INFO 390W1A · Web Technologies and Techniques
Informatics INFO 390CC Computers and cultures  
Informatics INFO 390PVT Privacy and Technology  
Informatics INFO 390RGI Race, Gender and Information Technology  
Informatics INFO 390W1A Web Technologies and Techniques  
Informatics INFO 399 Individual study  
Informatics INFO 490 Special topics  
Information Sciences IS 310 Computing in the humanities  
Information Sciences IS 351 Design of usable information interfaces  
Information Sciences IS 351 The Design of Usable Information Interfaces  
Information Sciences IS 390 Special topics in info studies  
Information Sciences IS 390CC Computers and culture  
Information Sciences IS 390EC Digital Media Ethics  
Information Sciences IS 390RGI Race, gender and information technology  
Information Sciences IS 390W1A Web technologies and techniques  
Information Sciences IS 451 Introduction to network systems  
Information Sciences IS 462 Information Assurance  
Information Sciences IS 490 Advanced topics in info studies
  • IS 490DB · Introduction to databases
  • IS 490DD · Digital divide
  • IS 490EG · e-Government
  • IS 490GHU · Global Health Informatics
  • IS 490IDS · Introduction to Data Science
  • IS 490IL · Informal Learning Spaces and Pedagogies
  • IS 490ITU · Entrepreneurial IT design
  • IS 490MU · Museum informatics
  • IS 490ST · Community informatics studio
  • IS 490WP · Programming Web mashups
Information Sciences IS 490DB Introduction to databases  
Information Sciences IS 490DD Digital divide  
Information Sciences IS 490EG e-Government  
Information Sciences IS 490GHU Global Health Informatics  
Information Sciences IS 490IA Information Assurance  
Information Sciences IS 490IDS Introduction to Data Science  
Information Sciences IS 490IL Informal Learning Spaces and Pedagogies  
Information Sciences IS 490ITU Entrepreneurial IT design  
Information Sciences IS 490MU Museum informatics  
Information Sciences IS 490ST Community informatics studio  
Information Sciences IS 490WP Programming Web mashups  
Journalism JOUR 410 Multimedia reporting  
Journalism JOUR 425 Multimedia Editing and Design  
Journalism JOUR 460 Special topics  
Journalism JOUR 480 Advanced reporting topics
  • Digital Newsroom Practicum
  • Digital Reporting
Media & Cinema Studies MACS 326 New Media, culture, and society  
Media & Cinema Studies MACS 395 Special media/cinema topics
  • Digital Games
  • Planet Google
  • Contemporary Cinema (taught SP2013)
  •  Media/Info Ethics & Global Culture
Media & Cinema Studies MACS 410 Media Ethics  
Media & Cinema Studies MACS 496 Advanced media/cinema topics
  • Digital Cinema
  • Techno-Scientific Networks
Philosophy PHIL 380 Current controversies
  • Philosophy and Intelligence: Minds, Brains and Computers
Sociology SOC 350 Technology and society  
Sociology SOC 396 Special topics in sociology
  • Population Informatics Perspectives on Immigration and Race in Illinois
  • Cyberspace and Social Relations
Sociology SOC 496 Advanced special topics in sociology
  • Sex, Drugs, and Data
  • Globalization and Health
Department Number Title Approved special topics
Agr & Consumer Economics ACE 360 Spreadsheet models and applications  
Agr & Consumer Economics ACE 446 Modelling App's Finan Plan  
Advertising ADV 409 Media Entrepreneurship  
Aerodynamics AE 410 Computational Aerodynamics  
Aerodynamics AE 483 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Navigation and Control  
Animal Sciences ANSC 448 Mathematical modeling in life sciences  
Animal Sciences ANSC 542 Applied bioinformatics  
Anthropology ANTH 407 GIS for anthropologists  
Anthropology ANTH 499 Topics in Anthropology
  • GIS for anthropologists D
Astronomy ASTR 496 Seminar in Astronomy
  • Practical Informatics for the Physical Sciences
  • Foundations of Data Science
Atmospheric Sciences ATMS 305 Computing and data analysis  
Atmospheric Sciences ATMS 421 Earth systems modeling  
Business Administration BADM 350 IT for networked organizations  
Business Administration BADM 351 E-Business management  
Business Administration BADM 352 Database design and management  
Business Administration BADM 353 Information systems analysis and design  
Business Administration BADM 354 Management of data communications  
Business Administration BADM 374 Management decision models  
Business Administration BADM 453 Decision support systems  
Business Administration BADM 454 Enterprise computing management  
Chemical and Biomolecular Engr CHBE 571 Bioinformatics  
Community Health CHLH 421 Health data analysis  
Community Health CHLH 474 Principles of Epidemiology  
Crop Sciences CPSC 565 Perl & UNIX for Bioinformatics  
Computer Science CS 410 Text information systems  
Computer Science CS 411 Database systems  
Computer Science CS 412 Introduction to data mining  
Computer Science CS 417 Computer aided instruction  
Computer Science CS 418 Interactive computer graphics  
Computer Science CS 419 Production computer graphics  
Computer Science CS 440 Intro to artificial intelligence  
Computer Science CS 446 Machine learning  
Computer Science CS 461 Computer security I  
Computer Science CS 463 Computer security II  
Computer Science CS 465 User interface design  
Computer Science CS 466 Introduction to bioinformatics  
Computer Science CS 467 Social visualization  
Computer Science CS 498 Special topics
  • Social Visualization
  • Social Computing
  • Principles of User Interface Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Computational Photography
  • Socio-Computer Interaction
  • Health Informatics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Virtual Reality
  •  Introduction to Data Science
  •  Social Info Networks
Electrical and Computer Engr ECE 402 Electronic music synthesis  
Electrical and Computer Engr ECE 498 Special topics in ECE
  • Extending Mobile Computing Through Cloud Computing
Economics ECON 490 Topics in Economics
  • Economic Forecasting
Finance FIN 418 Financial modeling  
Geography GEOG 379 Introduction to GIS  
Geography GEOG 380 GIS II: Spatial Problem Solving  
Geography GEOG 412 Geospatial Technology and Society  
Geography GEOG 460 Analysis and interpretation of aerial photography  
Geography GEOG 468 Biological modeling  
Geography GEOG 469 Spatial ecosystem modeling  
Geography GEOG 476 Applied GIS to environmental studies  
Geography GEOG 479 Advanced GIS  
Geography GEOG 480 Principles of Geographic Information Systems  
Geography GEOG 489 Programming for GIS  
Integrative Biology IB 364 Bioinformatics & Human Genome  
Integrative Biology IB 473 Plant genomics  
Integrative Biology IB 487 Mathematical modeling in life sciences  
Integrative Biology IB 493 Statistical Ecology  
Informatics INFO 399 Individual study  
Informatics INFO 403 Game design: Creating virtual worlds  
Informatics INFO 490 Special topics  
Informatics INFO 491 Undergraduate Bioinformatics Seminar  
Information Sciences IS 451 Introduction to network systems  
Information Sciences IS 456 Information storage and retrieval  
Linguistics LING 406 Introduction to computational linguistics  
Linguistics LING 490 Special Topics in Linguistics
  • Intro to Corpus Linguistics
Linguistics LING 506 Topics in computational linguistics  
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 317 Genetics and genomics  
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 419 Brain, behavior and information processing  
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 432 Computing in molecular biology  
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 493 Special topics
  • Making and using phylogenetic trees
  • Neural systems modeling
Molecular & Cell Biology MCB 519 Computational brain theory  
Mechanical Engineering ME 451 Computer-aided manufacturing systems  
Materials Science & Engineering MSE 498 Special Topics
  • Computational Materials Science & Engineering
Neuroscience NEUR 591 Computational brain theory  
Nuclear, Plasma, Radiologic Engineering NPRE 461 Probabilistic Risk Assessment  
Nuclear, Plasma, Radiologic Engineering NPRE 498 Special topics
  • Advanced Risk Analysis
Natural Resources & Environ Science NRES 454 GIS in Natural Resource Management  
Pathobiology PATH 439 Health applications of GIS  
Political Science PS 300 Special Topics
  • Big Data, Math and Politics
Psychology PSYC 358 Human factors  
Sociology SOC 485 Intermediate Social Statistics  
Statistics STAT 385 Statistics Programming Methods  
Statistics STAT 420 Methods of applied statistics  
Statistics STAT 428 Statistical computing  
Statistics STAT 440 Statistical data management  
Statistics STAT 448 Advanced data analysis  
Statistics STAT 458 Mathematical modeling in life sciences  
Theoretical & Applied Mechanics TAM 470 Computational mechanics  
Urban Planning UP 316 Urban Informatics II  
Urban Planning UP 418 GIS for planners  
Urban Planning UP 519 Advanced Applications of GIS  
Department Number Title Approved special topics
Advertising ADV 400 Special problems
  • Advertising and New Media
  • Emerging Media
  • Public Relations in the Digital Age
  • Advertising Design Techniques
Advertising ADV 490 Special topics in advertising
  • Digital public relations
  • Advertising and digital media
  • Emerging media
  • Digital advertising
  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Ads, Technologies, and Concepts
  • Social Media Analytics
Art-Design ARTD 415 Ninth Letter  
Art-Design ARTD 499 Special topics in art & design
  • Advanced Digital Interaction
  • Sustainable Lifecycle Design & Research I
Art-Studio ARTS 340 The art of 3D imaging  
Art-Studio ARTS 341 Image practice  
Art-Studio ARTS 343 Time arts I  
Art-Studio ARTS 344 Interactivity I  
Art-Studio ARTS 443 Time arts II  
Art-Studio ARTS 444 Interactivity II  
Art-Studio ARTS 445 Special Topics in New Media
  • Net Art
Art-Studio ARTS 499 Special topics in Studio Art
  • Makerspace
Computer Science CS 418 Interactive computer graphics  
Computer Science CS 419 Production computer graphics  
Computer Science CS 498 Special topics
  • Social Visualization
  • Social Computing
  • Principles of User Interface Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Computational Photography
  • Socio-Computer Interaction
  • Health Informatics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Virtual Reality
  •  Introduction to Data Science
  •  Social Info Networks
Dance DANC 451 Independent Study & Special Topics
  • Dance Technology
Dance DANC 532 Digital media for dancers  
Electrical and Computer Engr ECE 402 Electronic music synthesis  
English ENGL 380 Special topics in ENGL
  • Writing in a digital world
English ENGL 396 Honors Seminar I
  • Old and New Media
English ENGL 461 Topics in Literature
  • Old and New Media
English ENGL 482 Writing technologies  
Informatics INFO 399 Individual study  
Informatics INFO 403 Game design: Creating virtual worlds  
Informatics INFO 490 Special topics  
Music MUS 404 Contemp composition techniques
  • MAXMSP: Interactive Music for Performers and Composers
  • Algorithmic Design of Music
  • Engineering the Arts
Music MUS 424 Musical informatics  
Music MUS 448 Computer music  
Music MUS 499 Special topics
  • Project-Oriented Computer Music (SP2014)
Music MUS 503 Computer-assisted composition  
Theater THEA 437 Software for lighting design