Front End Development Specialization in Master of Information Science
This specialization is intended to teach the skills needed to enter the growing job market. The specialization curriculum is designed to teach the wide range of skills needed by a front-end developer including coding languages, user experience, responsive and interactive web design, information architecture, and human-computer interaction. Front-end developers must also have the ability to communicate with the diverse members of a web design team, a skill that will be developed as you complete the M.I.S. core requirements.
The specialization will appear on your transcript.
Requirements (Minimum of 36 Credit Hours)
M.I.S. Requirements (18 cr.)
You must also complete the digital literacy requirement.
Specialization Requirements (18 cr.)
You are required to complete Z690 Capstone in Information and Library Science (3 cr.):
The directed research course Z602 will facilitate the development of a capstone research project that may take the form of a publishable article, a digital edition or other scholarly resource, research tool, software, performance, exhibition, etc. A committee consisting of the specialization director and two additional faculty members, including at least one member representing the relevant discipline, will evaluate the capstone project.
Plus the following required courses (9 cr.):
- Z512 Information Systems Design
- Z532 Information Architecture for the Web
- Z656 Digital Publishing Standards and Systems
Specialization Electives (6 cr.)
Choose 6 credit hours from the following list of ILS courses:
- Z603* Ajax with jQuery, Angular.js, and APIs or Python or XML or UNIX
- Z603* Mobile Web App Development
- Z604 Topics: Information Architecture in Practice
- Z604 Topics: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
- Z605 Internship in Library and Information Science
- Z636 Semantic Web
- I541 Interaction Design Practice
- I544 Experience Design
*Z603 courses are 1.5 credit workshops
Professor of Information Science
Degree requirements for: Fall 2016