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MLIS master course list & syllabi

The following is a reference list of MLIS courses. For courses by specialization, visit the subpages for Archival Studies, Knowledge Management, and Librarianship. Not all courses listed below are offered every year. For course availability, refer to the MLIS course timetables or McGill's Minerva Dynamic Schedule.

MLIS students entering the 2014/2015 year are to complete MLIS stream course requirements as specified in the stream subpages. Please note: some prerequisites have been changed for the MLIS program. For any questions about current prerequisites, please contact Kathryn Hubbard.

Unofficial reference versions of MLIS course outlines, as provided by instructors, are made available on this page. Outlines are provided for reference purposes only; information may differ between sections, years, and official versions of syllabi. Read disclaimer & copyright notice, below. 

Courses                                                                                       
Reference Syllabi*
GLIS 601 Foundations of Info Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 607 Organization of Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 607 Fall 2013/Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructor: Ménard
GLIS 608 Classification & Cataloguing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 609 Metadata & Access 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GLIS 611 Research Principles&Analysis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 611 Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructor: Moffatt
GLIS 612   History of Books & Printing
GLIS 613   Library & Archival History
GLIS 614 Public Libraries 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 615 Reference&Information Services 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GLIS 615 Fall 2012 [.pdf]
Instructor: Bennett
GLIS 616 Information Retrieval 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 616 Winter 2013 [.pdf]
Instructor: Julien
GLIS 617 Information System Design 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 617 Fall 2013 [.pdf]
Instructor: Weigl
GLIS 618   Collection Development GLIS 618 Winter 2013 [.pdf]
Instructor: Bennett
GLIS 619 Info Behaviour and Resources 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GLIS 620 Information Agency Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GLIS 620 Winter 2013 [.pdf]
Instructor: Bennett
GLIS 626 Usability Analysis&Assessment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GLIS 632 Library Systems
GLIS 633 Multimedia Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 633 Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructor: Frissen
GLIS 634 Web System Design & Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 634 Fall 2013 [.pdf]
Instructor: Julien
GLIS 636   Government Information
GLIS 637   Science & Technical Information
GLIS 638 Business Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 639   Museology
GLIS 641 Archival Description & Access 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GLIS 641 Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructor: Burr
GLIS 642 Preservation Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 642 Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructor: Park
GLIS 643   Electronic Records Systems
GLIS 644 Descriptive Bibliography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 644 Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructor: Virr
GLIS 645 Archival Principles & Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 645 Fall 2013 [.pdf]
Instructor: Burr
GLIS 647 Research Project 3 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Research-based courses: application & instructions
GLIS 649 Digital Curation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 651   Humanities & Social Sciences Information
GLIS 655   Language & Information
GLIS 656   Abstracting & Indexing
GLIS 657 Database Design & Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GLIS 657 Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructor: Julien
GLIS 660 Records Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 661 Knowledge Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 661 Fall 2013 [.pdf]
Instructor: Dalkir
GLIS 662   Intellectual Capital GLIS 662 Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructor: Dalkir
GLIS 663 Knowledge Taxonomies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 663 Fall 2013 [.pdf]
Instructor: Dalkir
GLIS 664 Knowledge Networks 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GLIS 664 Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructor: Evans
GLIS 665 Competitive Intelligence 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 665_Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructors: Bouthillier, Soles

GLIS 671 Health Sciences Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 672 Law Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GLIS 672 Fall 2013 [.pdf]
Instructors: Bélanger, Jenner
GLIS 673   Bioinformatics Resources
GLIS 679 Information Literacy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GLIS 689 Selected Topics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Research-based courses: application & instructions

GLIS 690 Information Policy

GLIS 691 Special Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HCI   Fall 2014 
Instructor: Moffatt
Data Mining    Winter 2015  Instructor: Fung

Intro to Data Mining Winter 2014 [.pdf]
Instructor: Fung

GLIS 692 Special Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Data Security  
Winter 2015  Instructor: Fung

 

GLIS 693 Special Topics 3


GLIS 699 Practicum

See MLIS Practicum

 

*Reference Syllabi Disclaimer & Copyright Notice

Disclaimer: The unofficial reference versions of course outlines included above have been provided by instructors for informational purposes; content and assignments may change before the start of the course and may differ between course sections, years, or official versions of syllabi. Official syllabi are posted in McGill's MyCourses course management system at the beginning of each term for students registered in the course.

Copyright note: These course outlines are covered by copyright. Reproduction or reuse is by express permission of the author unless otherwise indicated.

 

Students interested in information for courses which do not have associated reference syllabi are invited to contact instructors directly.