Information Science is the study of the cognitive, social, technological and organizational
roles of information in all
its forms and rests on three foundations: content, people, and technology. That is, the substance of the information being created, communicated, stored, and/or transformed; the people who interact with this content; and the technology used to support content creation, communication, storage, or transformation.
A student with a major in another field may choose to select a minor field of study in Information Science. A minimum of 18 hours of SLIS courses, as described below, satisfies this minor requirement:
Minors are required to take:
- SLIS 201 Introduction to Information Science (3).
- SLIS 202 Introduction to Information Literacy and Technology (3) Prerequisites:SLIS 201 or concurrent enrollment
- SLIS 301 Information Storage and Retrieval (3). Prerequisite: SLIS 201 or concurrent enrollment.
Minors choose an additional nine (9) credits from the courses listed below (pre-requisites must be observed).
- SLIS 310 Research Methods in Information Science (3). Prerequisites: SLIS 201, or STAT 201, or concurrent enrollment.
- SLIS 315 Information Policy (3). Prerequisite: SLIS 201.
- SLIS 402 Management within Information Environments (3). Prerequisite: SLIS 201 or concurrent enrollment.
- SLIS 410 Knowledge Management (3). Prerequisite: SLIS 301.
- SLIS 420 Communication and Information Transfer (3). Prerequisite: SLIS 201 or permission of instructor.
- SLIS 430 User-Centered Information Architecture (3). Prerequisite: SLIS 202.
- SLIS 435 Digital Information Infrastructure (3). Prerequisites: SLIS 301, 402.
- SLIS 440 Competitive Intelligence (3). Prerequisites: SLIS 201, 202, 301, 402.
- SLIS 480 Emerging Topics in Information Science (3). Prerequisites: SLIS 201, 202, 301, 402.