Professor Brown's Summer 2014 Course Offerings

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ILS 300 S7W Literature for Children

Course Description: Critical study of literature for children. Included are folklore, poetry, fiction and nonfiction as well as discussions of outstanding writers and illustrators, past and present. 

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ILS 517 S70 History of Children's Literature 

Course Description: Study of materials that have lasted over the years and examination of periodic trends and social patterns which produced them. Emerging types of children's writing and major authors are considered. 

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ILS 565 S70 Library Management

Course Description: An examination of the general principles and practices of library management. 

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ILS 580 S70 Research in Information and Library Science

Course Description: Fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative research methods will be studied. Central research findings and research literature of the field are considered. (Formerly ILS 680)

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ILS 599 80 MakerSpace 2.0: Retinkering Libraries 

Course Description: An institute that will explore the history of tinkering, today’s maker movement, design and management of a MakerSpace , libraries as tinkering spaces, partnerships with schools. 

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Last updated: February 9, 2014