Course Description

LIS 9136A-001 (Fall 2021)   Information Equity: Social Justice in a Network Society

Instructor: A. Pyati

Course Description
This course focuses on issues and critical perspectives surrounding equitable access to information, the relationships between information and social change, and social equity and justice in the information professions.  Libraries and information services are framed within larger social, political, cultural, and economic contexts and power structures.  Course topics include issues such as the digital divide and information poverty within both North American and global contexts.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9136A-001 (Fall 2021)
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Prerequisites: GRADLIS 9001

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Information Policy

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Critically examine the context (social, political, cultural, economic, etc.) and power structures of library and information services (PLLO 3, 5);

2. Analyze how social inequities can manifest in the provision of information services (PLLO 2, 3, 5, 8);

3. Develop an awareness and sensitivity to information equity issues, with an understanding of how to become critically reflective and socially aware information professionals (PLLO 3, 7, 9).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives