Skip navigation

Information Studies Minor Courses: Spring 2018

LIB 3010 Topics in Information Studies
3 hours, 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENG 2100
Mon. & Wed. 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

This course will examine patterns of information, knowledge, and wisdom around health and wellness issues. The impact and the opportunity for change and transformation for the individual and society will be discussed. The influence of thought, beliefs, values, and perspectives and the impact in a world of rapid change and technology. Opportunities, roles, and responsibilities will be identified as they relate to individuals, groups, organizations, business, government, environmental, and societal factors will be explored. Consideration of the dynamic nature of sharing and consuming information for altering our understanding of the potential for change in relationships of self and others.

LIB 3030 Topics in Information Studies
3 hours, 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENG 2100
Tue. & Thu. 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of archival research. By exploring the variety and nature of primary source materials both real and virtual, students will have the opportunity to study and interpret historical, social, and cultural issues.

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

  • Mon. & Wed. 12:50 pm – 2:05 pm
  • Tue. & Thu. 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
  • Tue. & Thu. 6:05 pm – 9:05 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.

LIB 4900 Social Informatics
3 hours, 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENG 2100 and two 3000-level LIB courses, or departmental permission
Tue. 11:10 am – 2:05 pm

Social informatics can be defined as the study of the production, distribution and consumption of information from social and organizational perspectives. In this course, students will analyze systems of information in context to gain insight into the basic principles of social informatics, as well as relevant social and moral issues. This course satisfies the capstone requirement of the Tier III Library Minor. This course may serve as the capstone course for students who have completed two 3000-level courses chosen from the minor course listing for the Library minor.

Information Studies Minor

Other Credit Courses (not part of the minor)

LIB 1015 Information Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
3 hours, 3 credits.
Not offered spring 2018

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
Not offered spring 2018

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.