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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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Information Studies and Interactive Media

Information Studies and Interactive Media is a discipline which was born when Hypermedia and Information Studies merged in 2010. The fields of Information Studies and Interactive Media particularly emphasized in curriculum are information retrieval, information seeking, knowledge and records management and interactive and digital media. These main themes provide an opportunity to learn about many aspects of information studies and interactive media.

Information studies addresses the information flow between human generators and human users. It seeks to conceptualize and understand the information environments, the information needs of individuals and groups, and the organisation of information resources. The systems of organising information include e.g. libraries, archives, information services, portals and databases.

Interactive media as field of research with the multidisciplinary developmental history, is located on a basis created by the fields of social science, the humanities and design sciences. The social sciences perspective in interactive media research is represented by the study of the importance of the new forms of media, their nature and function. The humanistic perspective stresses the pivotal nature of artistic and informative structure, mode of presentation and human thinking, action and creative dimensions. The design attribute is connected to the applied research and development work of interactive media analysis and comprehension.

In the Degree Programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media it is possible to take the degree of Bachelor of Science (in Finnish only) and the degree of Master of Science (in Finnish only). The postgraduate degrees that can be taken are the Licentiate of Philosophy and the Doctor of Philosophy, on which more information is available at http://www.uta.fi/sis/en/studies/Doctoral_studies.html

Exchange students can attend courses taught in English (only one course during academic year 2011-2012) and complete book exams and essays in English.

Information Studies and Interactive Media website:http://www.uta.fi/sis/en/studies/disciplines/infim/index.html

School of Information Sciences