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Areas of Interest

Cultural Heritage Institutions

Suggested Program of Study

The School of Library and Information Science has developed a program of study for students enrolled in the Fast Track Cohort's "Cultural Heritage Institutions" area of interest. The coursework selected will provide the skills, knowledge, dispositions and professional values MLIS graduates should be able to demonstrate access, preservation and storage of digital objects. This program of study covers all the SLIS core competencies with a special focus on digital technologies and understanding the needs of cultural institutions.

In addition to the successful completion of the 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 Number Title of Course Prerequisites Credits
SLIS 701* Introduction to Library and Information Studies None 3
SLIS 703 Information Sources and Services None 3
SLIS 705* Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science 9 hours 3
SLIS 706* Introduction to Information Technologies None 3
SLIS 707*  Information Organization and Retrieval 701 3
SLIS 719 Preservation Planning and Administration 701 3
SLIS 744 or 745 Music Libraries and Information Services or Social Science Information Services

744- None
745 - 703, 707

SLIS 746 Humanities and Arts Information Services 703 3
SLIS 770 Design and Management of Databases 701, 707 3
SLIS 775 Practicum in Organizing and Managing Web Resources None 3
SLIS 777 Design and Management of Digital Collections 706 or approval 3
SLIS 744 Internship/Library and Information Science 701, 705, 707 & permission 3

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