Graduate Minor

 

Graduate Minor in Information

This minor requires 9 credits (rather than 12 credits) in order to make the minor more feasible and more attractive for students across campus. A Ph.D. minor in Information consists of an approved 9 credits of SI courses (passed with grade B or better) and a written and oral examination (which forms part of the Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam). The form of the Ph.D. minor written exam would typically be a 2 hour paper with questions requiring 30 minutes to answer or that is consistant with the major exam of the student's home department. If the student is now a Ph.D. student in another department and a previous graduate of an SI Master's program, 9 credits are not always required. In some cases no additional courses will be required; but the SI Minor Committee may require that the student take no more than 9 credits of additional courses in SI to meet the current new field of study of the student. 

Applications for admission to the Minor should be made to the Graduate Committee. Successful admission will be contingent, in part, on there being a core/primary graduate faculty member of SI faculty willing to serve as a member of the candidate's Ph.D. minor committee. A second faculty member is optional and may be an SI affiliated faculty member. There may be one or two SI faculty members on the minor committee. Students intending to apply for admission should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies. 

Request for course approval for the four courses that make up the Minor, or for variations in the form of the written exam, should be addressed to the Graduate Committee.

Ph.D. Minor students are not required to take normally required core classes unless selested by the Minor committee; but if they do not, they will have to obtain waivers from the pre-requisite, from the instructors of the courses that constitute their Minor.

 

Graduate Minor in LIbrary and Information Science

A Ph.D. Minor in Library and Information Resources consists of an approved 12 credits of School of Information home department courses (passed with grade B or better) and a written and oral examination (which forms part of the Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam). The form of the Ph.D. minor written exam would typically be a 2 hour paper with questions requiring 30 minutes to answer. If the student is now a Ph.D. student in another department and a previous graduate of the IRLS Master's program, 12 credits is not always required. In some cases no additional courses will be required; but the IRLS Minor Committee may require that the student take no more than 12 credits of additional courses in School of Information to meet the current new field of study of the student. 

Applications for admission to the Minor should be made to the Graduate Committee. Successful admission will be contingent, in part, on there being a member of School of Information faculty willing to serve as a member of the candidate's Ph.D. committee. Students intending to apply for admission should consult with the chair of the Graduate committee.

Request for course approval for the four courses that make up the Minor, or for variations in the form of the written exam, should be addressed to the Graduate Committee.

Courses in School of Information typically have IRLS 504 as a pre-requisite (or approval from the relevant course instructor to waive this pre-requisite). Ph.D. Minor students are not required to do IRLS 504; but if they do not, they will have to obtain waivers from the IRLS 504 pre-requisite, from the instructors of the courses that constitute their minor.

 
 

 

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