Library Science (LS)

LS S110 Library Resources and Information Literacy

1 credit (1+0)
Introduction to rapidly evolving online research methods and the principles of information retrieval and organization. Emphasis is on skills necessary for successful evaluation and use of virtual and physical library collections. Skills acquired are immediately relevant for other courses.

LS S111 Library Information Literacy for E-Learners

1 credit (1+0)
Introduction to rapidly evolving online research methods and the principles of information retrieval and organization. Designed for students without access to physical libraries; emphasis is on skills required to navigate the virtual library environment, and services for e-learners. Includes locating and evaluating information in e-book collections, article databases, and Internet resources. Skills acquired are immediately relevant for other courses. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail.

LS S193 Special Topics in Library and Information Science

1-3 credits (1-3 +0)
Varying topics in the fields of library and information science and technology. May be repeated for credit when content differs.

LS S220 Internet and Society

3 credits (3+0)
Internet technologies play an important, often controversial, role in contemporary society, touching almost every aspect of our lives. Many dramatic, both dystopian and utopian, claims have been made about the transformative effects of these technologies. The course will provide deeper understanding of the power structures that shape the Internet, social media and contemporary society.
Prerequisite: WRTG S111 (C 2.0 or better) or concurrent enrollment, or instructor permission.

LS S293 Special Topics in Library and Information Science

1-3 credits (1-3 +0)
Varying topics in the fields of library and information science and technology. May be repeated for credit when content differs.