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MISt courses

The following is a list of all Master of Information Studies (MISt) courses. Visit the course requirements by stream page for a breakdown by stream. You can also find suggestions for courses based on areas of interest.

The four MISt required courses are offered every year and are taken on entry to the MISt program. For availability of other courses, refer to the MISt course timetables or Minerva Dynamic Schedule.

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Reference syllabi
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Pre-/Co-requisites

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

*Required for all MISt students

GLIS 601 Fall 2014
Instructor: Beheshti

 

GLIS 602 Integrating Research&Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

*Obligatory for Course-Based stream

 

GLIS 601

GLIS 603 Research Project 1 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Research-based courses: application & instructions

GLIS 601

GLIS 604 Research Project 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Research-based courses: application & instructions

GLIS 603,
GLIS 611 or equivalent

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

*Required for all MISt students

 

 

GLIS 608 Classification & Cataloguing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 608 Winter 2015
Instructor: Kruk

GLIS 608 Winter 2015 Instructor: Baron

GLIS 607

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 2015
Instructor: Frissen

GLIS 601

GLIS 612 History of Books & Printing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

GLIS 601,
GLIS 619

GLIS 613 Library and Archival History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

GLIS 601

GLIS 614 Public Libraries 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 614 Fall 2014
Instructor: Brydon

 

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

 

GLIS 619

GLIS 616 Information Retrieval 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 616 Fall 2014
Instructor: Julien

 

GLIS 617 Information System Design 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

*Required for all MISt students

GLIS 617 Fall 2014
Instructor: Moffatt

 

GLIS 618 Collection Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

 

GLIS 619 Information Services & Users 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

*Required for all MISt students

 

 

GLIS 620 Managing Info. Organizations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

 

GLIS 626 Usability Analysis&Assessment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 626 Winter 2015
Instructor: Moffatt

 
GLIS 627 User-Centered Design 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

User-Centered Design Fall 2014
Instructor: Moffatt

 
GLIS 629 Information Security 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Data Security Winter 2015 GLIS 617

GLIS 630 Data Mining 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Data Mining Winter 2015
Instructor: Fung

GLIS 657

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

GLIS 633 Winter 2015
Instructor: Frissen

GLIS 617

GLIS 634 Web System Design & Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 634 Winter 2015
Instructor: Julien

GLIS 617

GLIS 636 Government Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

GLIS 619

GLIS 637 Sci. & Technical Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

GLIS 619

GLIS 638 Business Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

GLIS 619

GLIS 639 Introduction to Museology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 639 Winter 2016
Instructor: Ménard

 

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

 

 

GLIS 642 Preservation Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

 

GLIS 644 Descriptive Bibliography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 644 Winter 2015
Instructor: Virr

GLIS 619

GLIS 645 Archival Principles & Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 645 Winter 2015
Instructor: Burr
 

GLIS 647 Research Project 3 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Research-based courses: application & instructions

GLIS 603,
GLIS 604 ,
GLIS 611 or equivalent

GLIS 649 Digital Curation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 649 Winter 2015
Instructor: Park

 

GLIS 650 Digital Libraries 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 650 Fall 2014
Instructor: Bilodeau

GLIS 617

GLIS 651 Humanities&Social Science Info 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

GLIS 619

GLIS 655 Language and Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 655 Spring 2016
Instructor: Ménard

 

GLIS 656 Abstracting & Indexing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 656 Winter 2016
Instructor: Ménard

 

GLIS 657 Database Design & Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 657 Winter 2015
Instructor: Julien

GLIS 617

GLIS 660 Enterprise Content Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 660 Winter 2015
Instructor: Park

 

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

   

GLIS 662 Intellectual Capital 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 662 Winter 2014
Instructor: Dalkir

 

GLIS 663 Knowledge Taxonomies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 663 Winter 2015
Instructor: Dalkir

 

GLIS 664 Knowledge Networks 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 664 Fall 2014
Instructor: Evans

 

GLIS 665 Competitive Intelligence 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 665 Winter 2015
Instructor: Bouthillier

 

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

 

GLIS 619

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

GLIS 672 Fall 2014
Instructors: Bélanger, Jenner

GLIS 619

GLIS 673 Bioinformatics Resources 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

GLIS 619

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 601 & permission of MISt Program Director

GLIS 690 Information Policy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

GLIS 601

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

Skills for Information Professionals (Dalkir)
This course addresses four inter-related “people” or soft skills that information professionals require:  communication skills, interpersonal abilities, leadership skills and ethical and professional conduct.  Students will learn more about themselves and their current level of ability on these four areas in order to identify and address specific gaps.  Topics covered will include:  how to present effectively, work collaboratively, how to lead and facilitate groups, and professional ethics.

GLIS 691 Skills for Info Professionals Fall 2015
Instructor: Dalkir

 

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

Information and Cognition (Frissen)
This course offers an introduction to the cognitive aspects of human-information interaction. Includes topics such as knowledge representation; tacit knowledge; decision making and problem solving; information encoding into, and retrieval from memory; information avoidance; information overload and dealing with uncertainty; how mental health issues affect information behavior; and the multimodal nature of the mind.

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

Music Information Retrieval (Guastavino)
Course description will be made available shortly.
   

GLIS 693 Special Topics 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Information Architecture (Evans)
Information Architecture (IA) is the process of analyzing, designing, implementing and evaluating information spaces. The course provides an overview of use-design aspects of human information and computer interaction. Topics include: human factors in IA; IA and information systems (IS) design principles and methodologies; work, task, and process analysis; IS modeling, requirements gathering and evaluation; and information visualization.

   

GLIS 699 Practicum 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

24 credits (4 req. & 4 complementary courses) and approval of Academic Advisor & Practicum Coordinator. For more information on the course, see the Practicum pages

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