Graduate Courses

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

Survey of a wide variety of children's and young adult literature with emphasis on bilingual/multilingual, multicultural, and multiethnic literature. Using children's and young adult literature to develop literacy, particularly for English language learners will also be studied.

LIS 518: Information Trust, Manipulation, and Deception

This course will focus on how to insure that we can reliably get quality information and will also consider information quality from the perspective of the suppliers of information.  Principles of evaluating information exchanges and sources will be discussed and topics will include the verification of the accuracy of information and the evaluation of resources in specialized subject domains.  Graduate-level requirements include a stronger emphasis on the group presentation.

LIS 517: Introduction to Digital Cultures

Digital information technologies shape our lives. The benefits and the possible dangers of digital information technologies will be explored from a multidisciplinary perspective, looking at the insights into our digital age from history, linguistics sociology, political theory, information science, and philosophy. Students will have opportunities for active reflection on the ways in which digital technology shapes learning and social interaction. Graduate-level requirements include different percent breakdown of requirements and more stringent expectations in work produced.

LIS 515: Organization of Information

Introduction to the theories and practices used in the organization of information. Overview of national and international standards and practices for access to information in collections.

LIS 504: Foundations of Library and Information Services

As the first course a SLIS master’s student takes, LIS 504 provides an introduction to the library and information professions, to the SLIS graduate program and to roles and current issues in library and information services for the 21st Century.

INFO 920: Dissertation (1-9 credits)

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).

INFO 900: Research (1-9 credits)

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.

INFO 699: Independent Study (1-3 credits)

Independent studies are intended to cover advanced material outside of or beyond the scope of current course offerings. The topic should be relevant to MS degree competencies and contribute to the development of the student's knowledge and skill sets in the field of Information Science. The student should propose a study plan and the faculty advisor should approve it before registration. The study plan should include learning objectives, readings and/or activities, a schedule of the meetings between the student and the faculty advisor, and the learning outcome and its assessment.

INFO 698: Capstone Project (1-3 credits)

Capstone Project is intended to provide an opportunity for students to show off what they have mastered in the program. The project should be relevant to MS degree competencies and contribute to the development and enforcement of the student's knowledge and skill sets in the field of Information Science. The student should propose a project plan and the faculty advisor should approve it before registration. The project plan should include goals for the project, MS competencies addressed by the project, system design, an implementation schedule, and the assessment plan.

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