If you going to become a professional programmer/developer, I suggest that
you take one of the language courses (just not ASP). In the library world,
XML is very useful. While we work mostly in PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala are
the most interesting, but none of them are on the list.

In my experience, if you have a good handle on the fundamentals of
programming, picking up new languages is easy.

These are tough choices, as there is only one class  ASP is dead  that I
wouldn't take. What are the other two concentration options?

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Sean Hannan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Honestly, if you're interested in and looking to focus on Content Strategy
> and UX, the only course there that comes close is Human-Computer
> Interaction.
> If those are really your interests, I'd look at a strictly HCI program
> (they're out there) or something that leans more towards Knowledge
> Management or plain old Design.
> -Sean
> ________________________________________
> From: Code for Libraries [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Phil
> Suda [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 11:31 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [CODE4LIB] ADVICE: Applied Computing Program at Tulane
> Good morning,
>                  I have been working in public libraries since 2006, as a
> cataloger, collection development librarian, serials librarian, and various
> other roles (thinking of business card with Fixer as job title). I am very
> interested in Structured Data, Semantic Web, Metadata, and more importantly
> Content Strategy and User Experience/Interface Design. I am considering
> entering the Applied Computing Program at Tulane University. I have listed
> the courses below. What advice do the Code4Libs have with regard to
> Programming Courses via a University (as well as the courses below)? I
> really want to get into Content Strategy and User Experience Design. What
> advice do you have for someone that is a librarian with a pretty extensive
> knowledge of metadata/structured data, is interested in programming/coding
> as a career, and just wants to improve his lot/career? Thank you for any
> and all advice on the matter.
> Thanks,
> Phil
> Major Core Courses       Credits
> CPST 1200 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Information Technology
> CPST 2200 Programming Fundamentals
> CPST 2300 Database Fundamentals
> CPST 3600 IT Hardware and Software Fundamentals
> CPST 3700 Networking Fundamentals
> CPST 3900 Fundamentals of Information Security and Assurance
> In addition to the major core courses above, Applied Computing majors must
> select 6 additional courses from one of the 3 following concentration
> options:
> Option 1: Integrated Application Development Concentration
> Credits
> Select one course:
> CPST 3220 O-O Programming with Java
> CPST 3230 Programming in C++
> CPST 3400 Website Development with XML/XHTML
> CPST 3410 Website Development with JavaScript
> CPST 3430 Website Development with ASP
> CPST 3310 Relational Database Design and Development
> CPST 3250 Human-Computer Interaction
> CPST 3550 Systems Analysis and Design
> CPST 4250 Integrated Application Development
> One CPST Elective (2000 level or above)

Cary Gordon
The Cherry Hill Company