Course Description

LIS 9001A-652 (Fall 2020)   Perspectives on Library and Information Science

Instructor: D. Helkenberg

Course Description
An overview of issues, perspectives and concerns of importance to information professionals and the discipline of library and information science. An introduction to different information environments; and a consideration of the social, political, economic, cultural, historical, and intellectual contexts of information.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9001A-652 (Fall 2020)
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0.5 course

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a critical awareness of professional values, ethics and standards (programme level learning outcomes, 3)
2. Critically analyze and synthesize key themes and ideas in foundational texts of the field (programme level learning outcomes, 2, 9, 5)
3. Construct coherent arguments in a written form about major current information issues and how they impact the professions  (programme level learning outcomes,1, 9)
4. Demonstrate a deep understanding through discussion of the various contextual factors that affect the information professions and the field of library and information science (LIS)(programme level learning outcomes, 5, 9)

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives