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Information Studies Minor

Spring 2022 Courses

All classes are for 3 credits.

LIB 3020 Knowledge Processes and Transformations

Days & Times: Tuesday, 6:05 pm – 9:00 pm
Mode: Online – Synchronous
Instructor: Prof. Kimmy Szeto
Prerequisite: ENG 2100

This course teaches the theoretical and practical aspects of processes and transformations in the knowledge lifecycle. Students will explore and consider society’s dynamic engagements, including the impact of user behaviors in knowledge creation; organizational structures from simple to complex; new and developed access models; approaches with emerging technologies; and the design of search and evaluative strategies.

LIB 3040 Information and Society

Days & Times: Monday / Friday, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Mode: Online-Synchronous
Instructor: Prof. Letitia Hazell
Prerequisite: ENG 2100

Days & Times: Tuesday / Thursday, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Mode: Online-Synchronous
Instructor: Elizabeth Yoon
Prerequisite: ENG 2100

This course examines the nature, production, value, and uses of information in historical perspective; the latest developments in information technology; the ways information is produced and disseminated and how they affect business, politics, media, science, arts and culture; the growth of the information society; and major information policy issues. (Cross-listed with COM 3040 and PAF 3040)

LIB 4900 Advanced Topics in Information Studies: Healthcare Information Technology

Days & Times: Tuesday / Thursday, 4:10 pm – 5:25 pm
Mode: Hybrid
Instructor: Prof. Aisha Peña
Prerequisite: ENG 2100 and two 3000-level LIB courses or departmental permission

This course serves as the capstone for the Information Studies minor. Students will engage in a focused analysis of a selected topic in information studies and the debates around it, from the local to the global. Discussions will include the social, political, psychological, and ethical aspects of information and communication technologies. Students will develop and undertake a semester-long, original research project related to the course topic.


About the Information Studies Minor