INF 304W - Introduction to Information Studies - web-based

Spring 2016
Unique ID: 27387
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Blaha, Craig

Overview of the information field as it relates to the technology-based world culture. Topics may include the idea of information, information in relation to technology and culture, information technology in education, information literacy and the "digital divide," information and communication technology, information and gender, public information policy, and information organization and preservation.

Web-based instruction; no class meetings.

Information Studies 304D and 304W may not both be counted.

*effective fall 2016, INF 304W has been discontinued and merged with INF 304D.

This course will introduce students to the field of information studies. Students will explore the foundations of the field, professions in the field, and issues within those professions. Only one of the following may be counted: INF 304D, 304W, 318D.
Students will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of predominant topics in information studies, identifying key issues and important terms
• Examine numerous perspectives related to professions and issues in information studies and formulate independent arguments based on these perspectives
• Relate perspectives and issues in information science to their lives, both personally and professionally
• Fulfill the requirements of a substantial writing component course by writing between 16 and 20 pages in at least four essays

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