Information Science (ISCI)
Major concepts, principles, theories, issues, and trends in the development of Information Science.
An introduction to the basic information technologies used in all types of information organizations and the essential concepts and skills needed for information literacy.
Carolina Core: INF
Introduction to information services and sources available in print and electronic format. Techniques for locating, evaluating, and using information resources basic to academic work.
Overview of responsive website design, development and basic content management systems. Examine the current tools and standards and learn how they function together in a modern web environment. Emphasis on the myriad of viewing devices and specific reference to the unique needs of information intensive institutions.
Introduction to the concepts, issues, theories, and techniques of information storage and retrieval systems.
Problems and ethical issues that arise in the development and implementation of information policies in Information Science.
A study of materials for children from birth through elementary school (age 13) with emphasis on the evaluation, selection, and use of those materials to meet the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of children.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service
The basic information technology concepts and applications relevant to library and related information environments. Unique information technology needs and applications of information-intensive organizations.
Examination of selected current and emerging topics in the field of information science and data analytics. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
History, development, and implementation of theories and practices associated with managing information environments.
Introduction to the background, principles, practices, and technologies of knowledge management for library and information professionals.
Examines the design, uses, and effects of information and communication technologies (ICTs) from the standpoint that society and technology mutually shape one another.
Online resources specific to mass communications, research strategies, organization and creation of digital information.
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.
The students will review knowledge discovery basics concepts, techniques, tools, and applications. This course is project based and the students will develop new Wikipedia pages by reading papers in a selected domain.
Problem of identifying or defining cultural heritage and the issues and problems in preserving, accessing, and managing cultural heritage information. Issues such as copyright/ownership, technical problems of preservation and intellectual access, and the different ways in which libraries, archives, museums, zoos and other cultural heritage institutions operate.
Examination of selected current and emerging topics in the field of information science. May be repeated once for credit as topics vary.
Supervised field experience in an information agency relevant to students professional goals. Approval of the appropriate internship application must be submitted early in the semester preceding enrollment.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Internships
Knowledge and skills for applying complementary technologies for learning in distributed learning environments (Pre-K-lifelong) through lecture, demonstration, and discussion.
Media resources and techniques for children from birth to 9 years. Reading interests and developmental needs of young children. Authors, illustrators, indexes, bibliographic tools, evaluation sources, and professional literature. Not open to students enrolled in M.L.I.S. program.
Media resources for children. Reading interests of children and their curricular and independent needs for information. Authors, illustrators, indexes, bibliographic tools, and sources of evaluation of materials for children. Techniques and literature for read-aloud programs and storytelling. Not open to students enrolled in M.L.I.S. program.
Media resources for adolescents. Reading interests of adolescents and their curricular and independent information needs. Study of relationships of media to information needs and critical comparison between classic and contemporary materials for adolescents. Indexes, bibliographic tools, and sources of evaluation of materials. Not open to students enrolled in M.L.I.S. program.
Specific topics of current concern to the library, information, and media professions to be identified by title. Not open to students enrolled in M.L.I.S. program.
Introductory knowledge for school library media specialists, teachers, administrators, parents, and other citizens interested in practical applications of information technology to support learning, decision making, and community building.
Knowledge discovery techniques and applications.
Foster theoretical insights about information visualization. Prepare small and large-scale datasets for visual representations. Project-based and students will map real datasets and understand the methods to interpret the visualizations.
Storytelling methods, techniques, and materials encompassing heritage, art, literature, and programming.
Focuses on theories, models, and concepts of information behavior. Emphasizes information seeking and use practices and activities in relation particular communities, channels and barriers to information, and the impacts of technology. Provides an introduction to methods that can be used to study information needs, information seeking behavior, and related phenomena.
Addresses the renewed phenomenon of fake news, misinformation/disinformation, and its related concepts; then focuses more explicitly on the affective information behaviors that influence our interactions with information and help us intellectually thrive in a post-truth society.