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Areas of Interest

Information Science and Technology

Suggested Program of Study

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) has developed a program of study for students in the area of Information Science and Technology. The coursework designated on this program of study will provide the skills, knowledge, dispositions and professional values MLIS graduates will utilize in a career of managing people and knowledge for their organizations. Students with an interest in a particular aspect of information science (e.g., Web design; networking; user experience) or a specific institutional setting (e.g., start-ups, academic libraries; corporate environments) may wish to consult with their advisor to select alternate elective courses.

In addition to the successful completion of a 36-credit program of study, students will provide evidence that they have met the SLIS program core competencies by submitting a satisfactory portfolio that serves as the capstone experience for the MLIS degree.

Course Title Prerequisites Credits
701*  Introduction to Library and Information Studies
(Required in the first semester of enrollment)
None 3
705* Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science 9 hours 3
706* Introduction to Information Technologies None 3
707* Information Organization and Retrieval 701 3
725 Digital Libraries 701 & 707 3
770 Design and Management of Databases 701 & 707 3
775 Practicum in Organizing and Managing Web Resources None 3
776  Web Technologies for Information Specialists 775 & special permission 3
778  Seminar in Information Science 707 3
780  Information Networks 701 & 707 3
787 Seminar in Applied Information Systems for Information Specialists 707 3
794 Internship/Library and Information Science 701, 707 and permission 3

* MLIS course requirements: SLIS 701, 705, 707 and 706 or Technology Competency Exam