LIB 211 DISCERNING INFORMATION IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Provide students with strategies to help them make sense of our information-saturated world. Students should critically assess information, differentiate the perspectives of information seekers from providers and evaluate our sources of knowledge through issues such as surveillance, surrogates, privacy, information seeking behavior, information control, intellectual property, digital democracy, and emerging information communication technologies.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC 

Same as COMM 211

GenEd: A3, D
 

LIB 344 THE LIBRARY: COLLECTIONS, SERVICES & INSTRUCTION (3)

Two hours lecture per week

A study of university, school (K-12), public, and special libraries from business, economic, library science, and educational perspectives. Analyzes how these perspectives are linked within library practices. The course will include study of local libraries. The course will include field trips to local libraries.

Same as BUS 344, ECON 344, EDUC 344

GenEd: D, Interdisciplinary

LIB 490 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

Variable hours per week

Topics include: finding, evaluating, and applying information within a specific discipline or related group of disciplines; use of online and print sources to find books, articles, web sites, government publications, and non-print sources relevant to a discipline(s); use of appropriate discipline style manual; use of appropriate applications.