The path to discovery is lined with data … lots and lots of data.
Knowing how to classify and access data is the first step to retrieving information and discovering knowledge.
Learn to take a humanistic approach to big data and small. Enhance your employment options and data literacy by earning a Data Studies minor through the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.
This minor provides a convenient way for students who are concentrating their studies in liberal arts, humanities, and social sciences to develop digital competencies.
You’ll not only learn to manage data, curate it for specific needs, and build database infrastructures, but also explore the social, ethical, and technical challenges of data organization and access in the Information Age.
In our classes, students learn to organize and document the data we’re creating every day. You’ll understand the potential of massive data sets—as well as the legal, privacy, and surveillance issues that the evolution of data collection presents.
The minor introduces data analysis and manipulation, data organization and access, data policy development, and how these practices relate to the creation and dissemination of data sets and related information.
Students study database design and perform management tasks that are part of today’s data life cycle, including backup and security. You’ll develop the skills to build database infrastructures and curate data for specific needs.
Your course work allows you to acquire information science skills in real-world situations. Graduates can qualify for positions such as:
Our Data Studies minor provides students with skills and perspectives critical to joining a workforce seeking to maximize value from data. This makes graduates more marketable to employers by preparing them to examine the social, technical, and ethical implications of their work.
If you’re seeking further education in informatics and information science, this minor sets you apart from peers who train solely on the technical aspects of data. Enhance the value of the minor by pairing it with an appropriate major (e.g., Business, Computer Science, Health Science, Informatics, Media Arts and Science, Philosophy, Sociology, SPEA).
INFO I308 Information Representation may be replaced with a different course on relational databases, such as:
Students must earn a C or higher in each course to graduate with the Data Studies minor.