Distributed Electives Requirements for 2006 to Summer 2015

Effective for students matriculating starting in Spring 2006 thru Summer 2015, the School of Information Masters of Arts in Library & Information Science degree requirements include 12 credits of SI electives, distributed across four categories. Courses currently approved in each of these areas appear below.

Cultural Perspectives on Libraries and Information (3 credits)
Focuses on issues related to equity and diversity, with an emphasis on the values and service orientation of the library and information professions.

  • LIS 517 Introduction to Digital Cultures

  • LIS 521 Children's and Young Adult Literature in a Multicultural Society

  • LIS 550 Information Environments from Hispanic and Native American Perspectives

  • LIS 551 Equity of Access

  • LIS 552 International Perspectives for Information Professionals

  • LIS 553 Issues in Culture and Information Technology

  • LIS 554 Diverse Cultures, Communities, and Libraries

  • LIS 555 Issues in Indigenous Information Services

  • LIS 556 Health Information in Ethnic-Cultural Communities and Environments 

  • LIS 557 Documenting Diverse Cultures & Communities

  • LIS 558 Group Information Rights

  • LIS 559 Marketing of Library & Information Services to Communities

  • LIS 651 Information Policy and Cultural Perspectives

  • HED 623 Disability in Higher Education

  • MENA 503 Art & Architecture of the Islamic World

  • MENA 530A Language & Society of the Middle East

  • MENA 545 Women in Islamic History

  • JUS 552 Israeli Women

  • HIS 585B Society, Culture, Politics & History of the Iranian Plateau

Management of Information Services (3 credits)
Focuses on issues related to the management of information resources, services, organizations, and environments, with an emphasis on planning, evaluating, and strategizing.

  • LIS 561 Academic Library Practice and Administration

  • LIS 562 Public Library Administration & Practice

  • LIS 564 Corporate Library Administration and Practice

  • LIS 565 Health Sciences Library Practice and Administration

  • LIS 566 Small & Rural Library Library Administration and Practice

  • LIS 567 Leadership in the Information Organization

  • LIS 581 School Library Administration and Practice

  • LIS 608 Planning & Evaluation of Library & Information Centers or Managing the Information Organization

  • LIS 613 Decision Making for Library and Information Professionals

  • LIS 673 Managing the Digital Information Environment

  • IRLS/LAW 681E Law Library Practice and Administration (cross-listed with Law)

Evaluation of User Needs & Information Resources (3 credits)
Focuses on issues related to intermediating information needs and uses, with an emphasis on the identification and evaluation of information-bearing objects singly and in collections.

  • LIS 518 Information Quality

  • LIS 519 Knowledge in a Digital World

  • LIS 521 Children's and Young Adult Literature in a Multicultural Society

  • LIS 524 Information Resources and Services

  • LIS 532 Online Searching

  • LIS 533 Medical Online Searching

  • LIS 540 Introduction to Archives

  • LIS 560 Information Resource Development or Collection Management

  • LIS 572 Government Information

  • LIS 585 Information Literacy Instruction

  • LIS 587 Information Seeking Behaviors

  • LIS 589 Scholarly Communication

  • LIS 640 Advanced Issues in Archival Enterprise

  • LIS 660 Business Information Resources

  • LIS 671 Introduction to Digital Collections

  • IRLS/LAW 689A Teaching Legal Research

  • MENA 502A Economic History of the Islamic World

  • MENA 580 History of the 19th and 20th Century Middle East

Information Technology and Networked Digital Information (3 credits)
Focuses on issues related to information and communication technologies and networks, with an emphasis on impacts on individual users, groups, organizations, and society.

  • LIS 570 Database Development and Management

  • LIS 571 Introduction to Information Technology

  • LIS 573 Information Technology in Libraries

  • LIS 574 Digital Libraries

  • LIS 575 User Interface and Website Design

  • LIS 614 Information Technology and Transfer

  • LIS 671 Introduction to Digital Collections

  • LIS 672 Introduction to Applied Technology

  • LIS 674 Preservation of Digital Collections

  • LIS 675 Advanced Digital Collections

 

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