INF 380C - Information in Social and Cultural Context

Summer Session 1 2016
Unique ID: 79670
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Roy, Loriene
Room: UTA 1.212
Time: see description notes

Graduate Standing.

Examines the role of information in human activities, particularly in relation to particular social and cultural contexts. Examines how individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, and society at large create, find, use, understand, share, transform, and curate information.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Effective Fall 2014, MSIS students must earn a grade of B or better in the MSIS core courses (below) in order for the courses to apply to the master's degree. A grade of B- does NOT satisfy this requirement.

Class will meet June 13-17, 20-21, 29-30, and July 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in UTA 1.212.

Welcome to the summer 2016 Info in Social and Cultural Context
graduate course!
We will meet face-to-face over 40 hours in 10 days, 1-5 p.m. on
June 13-17, June 20-21, and June 29- July 1. [I am traveling with
iSchool graduate students to Bozeman, MT from 6-10 June and to
the American Library Association Annual Conference, 22-28 June).

Students will discuss readings; design and engage in active
learning activities; and write short papers illustrating the
social and cultural context of a group/organization/or
institution. Readings and assignments do not duplicate the
readings or work in INF 380E, "Perspectives on Information." A
link to the fall 2015 syllabus is provided but the reading list
and assignment descriptions are under revision.

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