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Master of Information Studies (M.I.St.) Information Studies (Non-Thesis): Course Work (48 credits)

Offered by: Information Studies     Degree: MIST

Program Requirements

The Master of Information Studies (Non-Thesis): Course Work is accredited by the American Library Association. The program focuses on the intellectual foundations for careers as information professionals, competencies in managing information and knowledge resources, equal access to information, the appropriate use of technology in meeting information needs, research in the field of library and information studies, and commitment to professional service for individuals, organizations and society.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • INFS 601 Foundations of Information Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Overview of foundations of information studies andrelevant concepts and theoretical frameworks.Examination of research methdologies used in thefield, including quantitative, qualitative and projectmanagement methods.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Willson, Rebekah Jane (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 601.

  • INFS 607 Organization of Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Introduction to the theory, principles, standards, andmethods of information organization. Students learnto provide intellectual and physical access toinformation. Topics include principles of informationrepresentation, tools for information access,metadata, controlled vocabulary.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Brilmyer, Gracen (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 607.

  • INFS 611 Research Principles & Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Fundamental aspects of reflective thinking and themethods and techniques of research appropriate tothe investigation of library/information problems.Criteria helpful in evaluating published research inlibrary/information studies by analyzing the varioussteps of the research process, thereby providingguidelines for planning, conducting, and reportingresearch.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Frissen, Ilja (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): INFS 601

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 611.

  • INFS 617 Information System Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Introduction to tools for developing informationsystems. Topics include computer terminology andsyntax and semantics of programming languages,with emphasis on their use for text parsing,searching, and database design, which arefundamental concepts in the field of informationscience.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 617.

  • INFS 619 Information Behaviour andResources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Introduction to information behaviour, informationneeds assessment at individual, organizational andcommunity levels, information search strategies,user-focused information resources and services.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 619.

  • INFS 620 Managing Information Organizations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : This course is an introduction to management theory,in the context of information and knowledge-basedorganizations. Emphasis is placed on strategicplanning, leadership, and human-capitalmanagement (e.g. delegation, motivation, andconflict resolution). Other topics include projectmanagement, organizational design, change management, decision-making, communication,teamwork and collaboration.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Bouthillier, France (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): INFS 601

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 620.

Complementary Courses (18-30 credits)

  • INFS 608 Classification and Cataloguing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Cataloguing in depth with a view to such specialtiesas original cataloguing, catalogue maintenance, andadministration of the cataloguing department.Investigation of alternative methods of librarydocumentation. The study of developments ininternational cataloguing standards, codes, andformats. Includes laboratory sessions.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INFS 607

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 608.

  • INFS 609 Metadata and Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Archival descriptive tools in metadata-based accesssystems. Metadata schemas (MARC, Dublin Coreand EAD), markup languages (SGML, HTML, andXML), DTD, vocabulary control, and metadatamanagement issues.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 609.

  • INFS 612 History of Books and Printing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Surveyed are the development of writing, alphabets,and books from their inception, and of printing fromits invention in the fifteenth century. Historicalbibliography dealing with the various physicalelements in book production, including design.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INFS 601, INFS 619.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 612.

  • INFS 614 Public Libraries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : A review of the Public Library Movement in Englishand French Canada. The development of publiclibraries in North America over the last twenty yearswith an emphasis on the library's role andresponsibilities for the future. The impact ofinformation technologies on the definition anddelivery of services.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 614.

  • INFS 615 Reference and Information Services (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Design and evaluation of reference and informationresources and services, collection development, andresource management.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Willson, Rebekah Jane (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: INFS 619.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 615.

  • INFS 616 Information Retrieval (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Theoretical and applied explanation of informationretrieval in a variety of digital environments and inrelation to both textual and multimedia data:Information retrieval capabilities, information-seekingmodels, interface design issues, informationvisualization and information system evaluationcriteria.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INFS 617.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 616.

  • INFS 626 Usability Analysis and Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Principles and techniques for evaluating interactivecomputer-based information systems. Topics includemodels of human information processing, userexperience and decision-making; methods forrequirements gathering and task analysis; andtechniques for user testing, analytic evaluation, andperformance modelling.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Moffatt, Karyn (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 626.

  • INFS 627 User-Centered Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : A project-based introduction to interaction design,oriented toward practical methods for designinginteractive systems. Emphasis is placed on iterativeand user-oriented approaches to design, includingthe role of observation, ideation, sketching andprototyping, and formative and summativeevaluation. The role of participatory and value-sensitive approaches to design are also examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 627.

  • INFS 629 Information Security (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Introduction to information security. Topics includebasic concepts of confidentiality, integrity, andavailability; security threats; malware; operatingsystems security; access control; network security(encryption, decryption, passwords and digitalsignature); security policies and practices; riskassessments; common criteria; privacy threats andprotection techniques; cybercrime and cyberforensics.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): INFS 617

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 629.

  • INFS 630 Data Mining (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Introduction to data mining. Topics include datapreprocessing, data warehouse architecture, onlineanalytical processing (OLAP), online analyticalmining (OLAM), basic concepts and methods offrequent patterns mining, association rules mining,classification analysis, cluster analysis, and textmining.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Fung, Benjamin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: INFS 617 or basic knowledge of database systems.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 630.

  • INFS 633 Digital Media (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Foundational scientific concepts and basictechniques of digital media production andmanipulation and their relevance in galleries,libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM). Toolsand techniques for creating and handling digitalmedia. Digitizing audio, image, video, and textmaterials, and using various software packagesfor manipulating and preserving digital sound,images, and video.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Frissen, Ilja (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: INFS 617.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 633.

  • INFS 634 Web System Design and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Principles and practices of designing websites inthe context of libraries and information centres,focusing on a conceptual approach to organizinginformation for the world wide web includingdesign, implementation and management issues.Topics include web development tools, markuplanguages, internet security and web serveradministration.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INFS 617.

    • Corequisite: INFS 625 recommended.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 634.

  • INFS 636 Government Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : An introduction to the structure of governments, andthe nature and variety of government information.Emphasis is placed on the governments of Canada,the provinces, the United States and selectedinternational governmental organizations. Topicsinclude the acquisition, organization, bibliographiccontrol and use of government information.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INFS 619.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 636.

  • INFS 639 Introduction to Museology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : An introduction to current theories, principles, andfunctions of museology. Examines museumdocumentation, digitization, conservation,preservation, exhibition, education and research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 639.

  • INFS 641 Archival Description and Access (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Advanced theory and practice of archival appraisal,arrangement, description, and the creation of accesstools to archival records and collections, including theselection and application of appropriate archivaldescriptive standards, metadata schemes,management tools, and outreach programs includingthe creation and dissemination of finding aids.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 641.

  • INFS 642 Preservation Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Principles and practices for intellectual and physicalpreservation of historical and cultural heritagematerials in all forms to extend their durability andassure continued accessibility, through selection,conservation, migration, digitization, preservationstrategies, preservation management and ongoingevaluation.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 642

  • INFS 644 Descriptive Bibliography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : A practical course on the history, description andcare of rare books and antiquarian material. Theprinciples of descriptive bibliography will bepresented in the context of book culture. The place ofrare book collections in research libraries and thepractical administration of a rare book department willbe examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 644

    • Prerequisite: INFS 619.

  • INFS 645 Archival Principles and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Fundamental principles and practices of archivalstudies, including records life cycle, history ofarchives, cultural memory, authentic recordkeepingsystems, acquisition, appraisal, arrangement,description, preservation, reference and access,social and cultural systems, financial and legalsystems, ethics, advocacy programs, fund raising,legal issues, archives-related professions, researchmethodology and implementation.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Brilmyer, Gracen (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 645

    • NOTE: Advanced work in archival science is available to a few students who do well in the introductory course.

  • INFS 649 Digital Curation. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : The life-cycle and value-added management of digital content for future use, re-use and access. Addresses strategies, principles, and practices of digital preservation, digital curation, digital collection management, institutional repositories, trusted digital repositories, metadata, and file formats at archives, libraries, museums, data centers, and other cultural heritage institutions.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Frissen, Ilja (Fall)

  • INFS 650 Digital Libraries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Analysis of the complex concepts and applications that professionals are likely to encounter in the design, development, and management of digital libraries. Topics include digital objects, knowledge representations and discovery, architecture, user behaviour, services, and evaluation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INFS 617 and GLIS 617.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 650.

  • INFS 655 Language and Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : An explanation of the relationship between language and information science through consideration of: document representations for information retrieval; bilingual/multilingual systems; natural language processing; language barriers to information transfer.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 655.

  • INFS 656 Abstracting and Indexing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Principles and practical methods of abstracting and indexing. Topics include pre- and post-coordinate indexing, concept analysis, vocabulary control, construction and evaluation of thesauri and of indexes for books, periodicals, and series; emphasis on the role of the computer in indexing.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INFS 607 and GLIS 607.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 656.

  • INFS 657 Database Design and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INFS 617 and GLIS 617.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 657.

  • INFS 660 Records Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Management of an organization’s content in digital forms that relate to the organization’s operational processes for compliance, governance and decision-making purposes. Addresses principles, strategies, methods and tools used in the lifecycle management of the content, including capture, workflow, classification, metadata, collaboration, preservation, and delivery.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 660.

  • INFS 661 Knowledge Management. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : An introduction to knowledge management and its links to information systems and information professionals. A broad overview of the creation, capture, codification, sharing and application of knowledge in both tacit and explicit forms. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques as well as the role of organizational culture.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisite: INFS 601.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 661.

  • INFS 662 Intellectual Capital. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Understanding the strategic role of intellectual assets: how individuals, communities and organizations can identify and leverage their knowledge, experience, expertise and innovations more systematically to create value for the organization. Emphasis is placed on understanding the links between individuals and the organization in the sharing of intellectual assets.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 662.

  • INFS 663 Knowledge Taxonomies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Basic classification and categorization methods, major taxonomy tools and technologies and practice in knowledge mapping and modelling. Theory and techniques of organization of both tacit and explicit knowledge at three levels: individual, community and the organization. Emphasis will be placed on the social nature of knowledge codification.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 663.

  • INFS 664 Managing Knowledge Communities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Stages in the development of informal knowledge sharing groups and the roles and responsibilities of information professionals are examined. Focus is on the analysis of knowledge flow, knowledge creation and dissemination within and between different networks of knowledge.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 664.

  • INFS 665 Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Competitive intelligence process in for-profit and notfor-profit organizations. Principles and tools for identifying competitive intelligence needs; acquiring, organizing and storing information; creating intelligence through analytical techniques; developing and distributing intelligence products. Legal and ethical aspects, information audits, and cooperative intelligence.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Bouthillier, France (Fall)

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 665.

  • INFS 671 Health Sciences Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : A survey of information services and sources (both electronic and print) for health care professionals and the general public. An exploration of the information needs of health professionals and scientists; the role of health libraries and librarians; principles of health and biomedical library practice, functions, and management.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 671.

  • INFS 672 Law Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : The nature and scope of law librarianship and legal information sources; examination of the organization of legal knowledge, the legal research process, law information sources both print and electronic.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • INFS 673 Bioinformatics Resources. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Bioinformatics from a library and information science perspective: biological foundation for bioinformatics; bioinformatics information needs and behaviours; information retrieval using key bioinformatics resources; the role of biology, computer science and library and information science; ethics.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Bartlett, Joan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: INFS 619 and GLIS 619.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 673.

  • INFS 679 Information Literacy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Bartlett, Joan (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: INFS 619 and GLIS 619.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 679.

  • INFS 688 Independent Study. (6 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : A research study on a topic in library and information studies that augments or elaborates upon the curriculum.

    Terms: Winter 2025, Fall 2024

    Instructors: Moffatt, Karyn; Willson, Rebekah Jane (Fall) Moffatt, Karyn; Willson, Rebekah Jane (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: INFS 611 or GLIS 611.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 688, 688D1/D2.

    • The subject will vary according to the student’s interests.

    • The student will work with a faculty supervisor to plan and pursue an individualized program of research.

    • Students must register for both INFS 688D1 and INFS 688D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both INFS 688D1 and INFS 688D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • INFS 688D1 and INFS 688D2 together are equivalent to INFS 688.

  • INFS 688D1 Independent Study (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : A research study on a topic in library and information studies that augments or elaborates upon the curriculum.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Moffatt, Karyn; Willson, Rebekah Jane (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: INFS 611 or GLIS 611.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 688, 688D1/D2.

    • The subject will vary according to the student’s interests.

    • The student will work with a faculty supervisor to plan and pursue an individualized program of research.

    • Students must register for both INFS 688D1 and INFS 688D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both INFS 688D1 and INFS 688D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • INFS 688D1 and INFS 688D2 together are equivalent to INFS 688.

  • INFS 688D2 Independent Study. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : A research study on a topic in library and information studies that augments or elaborates upon the curriculum.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Moffatt, Karyn; Willson, Rebekah Jane (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: INFS 611 or GLIS 611.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 688, 688D1/D2.

    • The subject will vary according to the student’s interests.

    • The student will work with a faculty supervisor to plan and pursue an individualized program of research.

    • Students must register for both INFS 688D1 and INFS 688D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both INFS 688D1 and INFS 688D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • INFS 688D1 and INFS 688D2 together are equivalent to INFS 688.

  • INFS 689 Selected Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Exploration of a topic in library and information studies which elaborates or augments the curriculum through an individualized program of directed study which will vary according to the student's interests.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Brilmyer, Gracen; Ding, Steven (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: INFS 601 and permission of Graduate Program Director.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 689.

  • INFS 690 Information Policy. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Information societies are examined from a global perspective, emphasizing political, economic, social cultural and ethical issues including the roles of government and the private sector in providing information systems and services, transborder data flow, information access at personal, institutional and national level, censorship, copyright and data security.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: INFS 601 and GLIS 601.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 690.

  • INFS 691 Special Topics 1. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Seminar to explore topics of particular interest to library and information studies. Topics vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Willson, Rebekah Jane (Winter)

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 691.

  • INFS 692 Special Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Seminar to explore topics of particular interest to library and information studies. Topics vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Cook, C. Colleen (Fall)

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 692.

  • INFS 693 Special Topics 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Seminar to explore topics of particular interest to library and information studies. Topics vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Ding, Steven (Fall) Brilmyer, Gracen (Winter)

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 693.

  • INFS 699 Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Application of theoretical knowledge in an information environment and acquisition of basic professional skills through practice.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Evans, Max (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: 24 credits (4 required and 4 complementary courses) and approval of academic adviser and practicum coordinator.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 699.

Elective Courses (0-12 credits)

0-12 credits from other 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses; up to 6 credits may be from other Quebec universities.

Elective courses must be approved by the student's adviser and the Graduate Program Director.

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