INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Information & Recreation
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
This course examines the intersection of information behavior theory and the scholarship of serious recreation. Much work has been done in the areas of professional information seeking and use, and some in so-called everyday life information seeking, but little in the area of hobbies and recreational pursuits, which are often as important to an individual's life as are their professional interests. Students will examine the literature on information behavior and on serious recreation, and will then have the opportunity to conduct informal exploration on recreational pursuits of their choice.
Information & Recreation