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SLIS 734 - Government Information Sources

Class Session: Monday, June 25, 2018 - Thursday, August 02, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: SLIS 703, 707, or permission of instructor

Instructor: William Sudduth

Note: Please register for this course no later than June 18, 2018. Sections for this course: J50 (SC); J91 (Other States Cohort); J92 (Other Countries Cohort). J91 and J92 students pay the cohort tuition.


Course Description

Creation, acquisition, organization, retrieval, and use of government-produced information. Emphasis is on U.S. government information but includes attention to state, local, and international sources.


Online Session Information

There will be online sessions via Adobe Connect on Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET. Students may participate live online for the sessions or may view them at a later time. Students are responsible for all material covered. The Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of May 23, 2018, 8:20 am (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.



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