School of Library and Information Science
Although no undergraduate degree is offered by the School of Library and Information Science, the following courses are available to students in other departments for undergraduate credit.
Course Descriptions (CLIS)
- 100 -- Information Literacy. (1) Introduction to methods and ethics of information research, with emphasis on analyzing and defining information needs and resources, creating and refining search strategies, evaluating resources, and synthesizing and citing information. Admission restricted to undergraduates.
- 220 -- Using Information Resources. (3) (Prereq: CSCE 101 or equivalent) Introduction to information services and sources available in print and electronic format. Techniques for locating, evaluating, and using information resources basic to academic work.
- 325 -- Children's Materials. (3) A study of materials for children from birth through elementary school (age 13) with emphasis on the evaluation, selection, and use of those materials to meet the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of children.
- 501 -- Teaching and Training in Distributed Environments. (3) Knowledge and skills for applying complementary technologies for learning in distributed learning environments (Pre-K-lifelong) through lecture, demonstration, and discussion.
- 523 -- Materials for Early Childhood. (3) Media resources and techniques for children from birth to 9 years. Reading interests and developmental needs of young children. Authors, illustrators, indexes, bibliographic tools, evaluation sources, and professional literature. Not open to students enrolled in M.L.I.S. program.
- 525 -- Materials for Children. (3) Media resources for children. Reading interests of children and their curricular and independent needs for information. Authors, illustrators, indexes, bibliographic tools, and sources of evaluation of materials for children. Techniques and literature for read-aloud programs and storytelling. Not open to students enrolled in M.L.I.S. program.
- 527 -- Materials for Adolescents. (3) Media resources for adolescents. Reading interests of adolescents and their curricular and independent information needs. Study of relationships of media to information needs and critical comparison between classic and contemporary materials for adolescents. Indexes, bibliographic tools, and sources of evaluation of materials. Not open to students enrolled in M.L.I.S. program.
- 529 -- Topics in Library, Information, and Media Services. (3) Specific topics of current concern to the library, information, and media professions to be identified by suffix letters. Not open to students enrolled in M.L.I.S. program.
- 530 -- Applications of Information Technology and the Infrastructure. (3) Introductory knowledge for school library media specialists, teachers, administrators, parents, and other citizens interested in practical applications of information technology to support learning, decision making, and community building.
- 600 -- Storytelling: Theory, Practice, and Development. (3) Storytelling methods, techniques, and materials encompassing heritage, art, literature, and programming.