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Information Studies Minor Courses: Fall 2017

LIB 3010 Topics in Information Studies: Memory in an Online World
3 hours, 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENG 2100
Tue. & Thu. 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

This course will help students think critically about how our society uses digital archives. Students will learn about different kinds of digital materials prevalent in our society (such as photos, data sets, and social media), and explore how the obsolescence or longevity of digital records impacts academic scholarship, government, journalism, and personal recordkeeping..

LIB 3040 Information and Society
3 hours, 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENG 2100
Three sections:

  • Mon. & Wed. 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
  • Tue. & Thu. 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
  • Tue. & Thu. 4:10 pm – 5:25 pm

This course examines the nature, production, value, and uses of information in historical perspective; the latest development in information technology; the ways information is produced and disseminated and how they affect business, politics, media, science, arts and culture; the growth of the information society; and major information policy issues. (Cross-listed with CIS 3040, COM 3040, and PAF 3040)

LIB 3065 Electronic Resources and Research Methods for Writers
3 hours, 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENG 2150. Pre- or corequisite: ENG 2500, ENG 2550, or departmental permission.
Fully online.

This course explores the impact of information research on writing. Students develop proficiency in evaluating, identifying, and using relevant print, electronic, and Internet sources to locate the business, government, biographical, political, social, and statistical information necessary for in-depth journalistic reportage and other forms of research.

Information Studies Minor

Other Credit Courses (not part of the minor)

LIB 1015 Information Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
3 hours, 3 credits.
Two sections:

  • Tue. & Thu. 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
  • Tue. & Thu. 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

This introduction to the nature, sources, and uses of printed and computerized information for study and problem solving develops students? Abilities in systematic approaches to analyzing information need, information searching, and evaluation and organization of data. Using the library and the online classroom, students learn to prepare bibliographies, literature reviews, term papers, and research reports in various disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Not open to students who have taken LIB 1016.

LIB 1016 Information Research in Business
3 hours, 3 credits.
Two sections:

  • Mon. & Wed. 12:50 pm – 2:05 pm
  • Mon. & Wed. 4:10 pm – 5:25 pm

This introduction to the nature, sources, and uses of printed and computerized information for study and problem solving develops students' abilities in systematic approaches to analyzing information need, information searching, and evaluation and organization of data. Students learn to prepare bibliographies, literature reviews, term papers, and research reports in business disciplines and social sciences. Not open to students who have taken LIB 1015.