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Course Listing

SLIS 201 – Introduction to Information Science. (3) Major concepts, principles, theories, issues, and trends in the development of Information Science.

SLIS 202 – Introduction to Information Literacy and Technology. (3) An introduction to the basic information technologies used in all types of information organizations and the essential concepts and skills needed for information literacy.
Note: Carolina Core INF

SLIS 301 – Information Storage and Retrieval (3) Introduction to the concepts, issues, theories, and techniques of information storage and retrieval systems.
Prerequisites: SLIS 201 or concurrent enrollment

SLIS 402 – Introduction to Management Within Information Environments. (3) (Prereq: SLIS 201 or concurrent enrollment) History, development, and implementation of theories and practices associated with managing information

SLIS 310 – Research Methods in Information Science. (3) (Prereq: SLIS 201, STAT 110 or 201 or concurrent enrollment) Overview of major types of research methods and techniques within the field of information science. Methods of data analysis, evaluation of published research, and ethical principles.

SLIS 315 – Information Policy. (3) (Prereq: SLIS 201) Problems and ethical issues that arise in the development and implementation of information policies in Information Science.

SLIS 330 – Introduction to Computer Technology and Applications for Information Environments (3) The basic information technology concepts and applications relevant to library and related information environments. Unique information technology needs and applications of information intensive organizations. Restricted to SLIS students only.

SLIS 410 – Knowledge Management. (3) (Prereq: SLIS 301) An introduction to the background, principles, practices, and technologies of knowledge management for library and information professionals.

SLIS 420 – Communication and Information Transfer. (3) (Prereq: 201 or permission of instructor) An overview of the communication models, major concepts, trends, and other related issues of information transfer with a focus on information seeking and use in digital age.

SLIS 430 – Use-Centered Information Architecture. (3) (Prereq: SLIS 202) Processes and techniques for designing user-centered information systems on the Web. Issues of needs analysis, content development, cognitive models, human-computer interaction, interface design, and usability testing.

SLIS 435 – Digital Information Infrastructure. (3) (Prereq: SLIS 202, 402) Theoretical and technological foundations of building the digital information infrastructure. Emphasis on technical aspects of managing digital assets for Intranet and Internet use.

SLIS 440 – Competitive Intelligence. (3) (Prereq: SLIS 201, 202, 301, 402) Strategies and techniques for locating competitive intelligence information.

SLIS 450 – Information Issued in Cultural Heritage Institutions (3) (Prereq: Senior Standing) The problem of identifying cultural heritage and the issues and challenges in preserving, accessing, and managing cultural heritage information.

SLIS 480 – Emerging Topics in Information Science. (3) (Prereq: SLIS 201, 202, 301, 402) Examination of selected current and emerging topics in the field of information science. May be repeated once for credit as topics vary.

SLIS 494 – Independent Study in Information Science. (3) (Prereq: SLIS 201, 202, 301, 402) Independent study in an area of information science relevant to the student's professional goals. May be repeated once for credit as topics vary.

SLIS 496 – Internship in Information Science. (3) (Prereq: SLIS 201, 202, 301, 402, and permission of the school) Supervised field experience in an information agency relevant to student’s professional goals. Approval of the appropriate internship application must be submitted early in the semester preceding enrollment.