Course Rotation

ILS DEPARTMENT COURSE ROTATION GUIDELINES

Approved by the
Department of Information and Library Science
on November 14, 2006
Modified on August 6, 2007**
Revisions in Course Titles made on May 4, 2009
Updated August 2011 to reflect future years


[NOTE: Due to the current budget situation, some electives may be offered less often or be subject to increased minimum enrollments.

 

I. Rotation Plan of Undergraduate ILS Courses
for the B.S. in Information Management and Services Program

39 credits: (21 required, 16 electives) are required for the ILS Major
18 credits: (12 required, 6 electives) are required for the ILS Minor

B.S. in ILS Required course for both Major and Minor:
  1. ILS 302    Introduction to Information Profession (F)
  2. ILS 320    Technical Services (F)
  3. ILS 330    User Services (S)
  4. ILS 425    Information Sources (F) 

Additional Required course for BS in LIS Major
  5. ILS 421    Organization of the Information Center (S)
  6. ILS 440    Information Service Technology (S)
  7. ILS 490    Senior Capstone (F & S)

Practicum (elective): ILS 400    Information Service Practice (F & S)

General education (elective): ILS 244W  Use of Information Sources (tba)

 

II.  Rotation Plan for the Graduate ILS Courses
For the Master of Library Science (MLS), School Library Media Specialist certification, and Sixth Year Diploma Programs

•    The MLS degree program requires 36 credits, including 6 required courses (18 credits) and six electives (18 credits).

•    The School Media certification program requires the MLS degree as a pre- or co-requisite, 30 graduate credits in ILS, including 5 school media focused courses (15 credits); and up to six professional education courses (up to 18 credits).

•    The Sixth Year Diploma program requires 30 credits, including 2 required courses (6 credits) and eight electives (24 credits).

 

Courses Offered Every Semester (Fall and Spring 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015):

A. MLS Required Courses: (offer both online and on-campus )
1.    ILS    501    Introduction to Information Science and Technology
2.    ILS    503    Foundations of Librarianship
3.    ILS    504    Reference and Information Resources and Services
4.    ILS    506    Information Analysis and Organization
5.    ILS    565    Library Management
6.    ILS    580    Research in Information and Library Science

B. Independent Study, Practicum and Field Project for individual students (scheduled based on approved application):
7.    ILS    581    School Media Specialist Practice
8.    ILS    582    Library Science Practice
9.    ILS    585    Field Project (MLS level)
10.  ILS    600    Independent Study
11.  ILS    685    Field Project (Sixth Year level)

Courses Offered Fall 2012, 2013, 2014 Semesters:
(High demanding courses** may be offered in both Fall and Spring semesters)

A. Courses required for School Library Media Specialist certification
1.    ILS    511    Materials and Services for Children
2.    ILS    562    School Library Media Centers

B. Technology Electives for all tracks
3.    ILS    534    Technology and Libraries
4.    ILS    539    Multimedia Interface Design
5.    ILS    570    Utilizing Instructional Materials
6.    ILS    642    Management of Electronic Information Resource & Services
7.    ILS    650    Preservation of Library Materials

C. Other Electives for all tracks
8.    ILS    514    Material and Services for Adults
9.    ILS    518    History of Books and Printing
10.  ILS    519    Collection Development
11.  ILS    522    Young Adult Services in the Public Library
12.  ILS    530    Information Systems Analysis and Design
13.  ILS    560    College and University Libraries
14.  ILS    561    Public Libraries
15.  ILS    604    Advanced Reference Materials and Services

 

Courses Offered for Spring 2013, 2014, 2015 Semesters:
(High demanding courses** may be offered in both Fall and Spring semesters)

A. Courses required for School Library Media Specialist certification
1.    ILS    512    Materials and Services for Adolescents
2.    EDU   566    Media Utilization and Curriculum

B. Technology Electives for all tracks
3.    ILS    575    Instructional Design Principles**
4.    ILS    532    User-Centered Database Design and Development
5.    ILS    535    Resource Sharing and Library Networks
6.    ILS    655    Digital Libraries**

C. Other Electives for all tracks
7.    ILS    515    Library Service to Special Groups
8.    ILS    521    Children's Services in the Public Library
9.    ILS    531    Indexing and Abstracting
10.  ILS    537    Information-Seeking Behavior
11.  ILS    564    Special Libraries and Documentation Centers
12.  ILS    606    Advanced Cataloging and Classification

 

Electives Courses offered every other year:

A.  Fall semester of Odd Years (F 2013, 2015)
1.    ILS    517    History of Children's Literature
2.    ILS    620    Legal Bibliography and Libraries
3.    ILS    621    Government Publications

B. Spring Semester of Even Years (S 2014, 2016)
4.    ILS    618    Business Information - Literature and Sources
5.    ILS    619    Medical Bibliography and Libraries
6.    ILS    656    Information Architecture

C. Fall Semester of Even Years (F 2012, 2014)
7.    ILS    532    User-Centered Database Design and Development
8.    ILS    615    Humanities - Literature and Sources

D. Spring Semester of Odd Years (S 2013, 2015)
9.    ILS    538    Computer-Mediated Communications
10.  ILS    616    Social Sciences - Literature and Sources
11.  ILS    617    Science-Technology - Literature and Sources

Interdisciplinary courses that can be taken toward the MLS degree.:

     IDS     553    Grant Writing and Funding Sources