My INF 6460 Information Retrieval course will start soon. You can see most of the content online. Information Retrieval is the “science of finding stuff” (or “how Google does it”).
In fact, you can almost take the course on your own without paying if you know French. I say “almost” because if you do it on your own, you will be missing out on my support and on getting your assignments marked. But mostly, the Web site is self-contained.
I think it is a pretty exciting course.
If you want to take it, get in touch with me.