Schedule of Classes, Fall 2017
Last Update: 06/21/2017
Graduate Library and Information Science
August 28-December 8. Final exams are held during the week of December 11-16.
|Catalog No.||Course Title||Class No.||Instructor||Days||Start||End||Room||Combined Class/Notes|
|FTDJ 0000||FULL-TIME DISSERTATION STUDY||15074||Advisor||By Appt.|
|LIS 2000||UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION||15095||Mahoney, Elizabeth||Th||9:00 AM||11:50 AM||403 IS|
|LIS 2000||UNDERSTANDING INFORMATION||15097||Mahoney, Elizabeth||Online|
|LIS 2184||INTELCL PRPRTY & "OPEN" MOVMS||17808||Currier, James "Kip"||Tu||12:00 PM||2:50 PM||406 IS|
|LIS 2215||PRESERVATION MANAGEMENT||23009||Mattern, Eleanor||Tu||9:00 AM||11:50 AM||501 IS|
|LIS 2220||ARCHIVES & RECORDS MGMNT||15083||Cox, Richard||M||9:00 AM||11:50 AM||406 IS|
|LIS 2280||HISTORY OF BOOKS, PRINTING, & PUBLISHING||29304||Cox, Richard||W||12:00 PM||2:50 PM||502 IS|
|LIS 2322||RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN||24155||Bowler, Leanne||Online||Tess Wilson, TA|
|LIS 2586||HEALTH SCIENCES RESORC & SERVS||15093||TBD||Online|
|LIS 2600||INTRO TO INF TECHNOLOGIES||20028||Tomer, L Chris||Tu||6:00 PM||8:50 PM||406 IS|
|LIS 2600||INTRO TO INF TECHNOLOGIES||23527||Tomer, L Chris||Online|
|LIS 2633||TECH IN LIVES CHILDREN & YOUTH||23505||Bowler, Leanne||Online|
|LIS 2672||TECHN & SVCS FOR DIGITAL DATA||26616||He, Daqing||Tu||12:00 PM||2:50 PM||501 IS|
|LIS 2672||TECHN & SVCS FOR DIGITAL DATA||29303||He, Daqing||Online|
|LIS 2690||INFORMATION VISUALIZATION||25073||Lin, Yu-Ru||Tu||9:00 AM||11:50 AM||403 IS||INFSCI 2415|
|LIS 2771||ACADEMIC LIBRARIES||23010||Corrall, Sheila||Tu||9:00 AM||11:50 AM||405 IS|
|LIS 2771||ACADEMIC LIBRARIES||23534||Corrall, Sheila||Online|
|LIS 2774||SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTR MGT||15084||Biagini, Mary K||W||6:00 PM||8:30 PM||828 IS|
|LIS 2774||SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTR MGT||15087||Biagini, Mary K||Online|
|LIS 2901||INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH 1||Click here||Faculty sponsor||By Appt.|
|LIS 2902||INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH 2||Click here||Faculty sponsor||By Appt.|
|LIS 2921||FIELD EXPERIENCE||Click here||Mahoney, Elizabeth||By Appt.|
|LIS 2922||PRACM IN SCH LIB MEDIA PROGRMS||15068||Biagini, Mary K||Th||5:00 PM||5:50 PM||828 IS|
|LIS 2922||PRACM IN SCH LIB MEDIA PROGRMS||15089||Biagini, Mary K||Online|
|LIS 2923||PRAC SCH DISTRC LIB MEDIA PRGS||15067||Biagini, Mary K||By Appt.|
|LIS 2924||FIELD EXPERIENCE FOR ARCHVS IS||17854||Cox, Richard||By Appt.|
|LIS 2975||SEMINAR: Gender and the Global Info Tech Sector||30167||Booth, Kayla||W||3:00 PM||5:50 PM||828 IS||LIS 3970/INSCI 2965 & 3150|
|LIS 2975||SEMINAR: Gender and the Global Info Tech Sector||30166||Booth, Kayla||Online|
|LIS 2975||SEMINAR: Research Data Management||30163||Lyon, Elizabeth||M||9:00 AM||11:50 PM||411 IS||LIS 3970/INSCI 2965 & 3150|
|LIS 2975||SEMINAR: Research Data Management||30165||Lyon, Elizabeth||Online|
|LIS 3000||INTRODCTN TO DOCTORAL STUDIES||20029||Corrall, Sheila||Tu||12:00 PM||2:50 PM||604 IS|
|LIS 3600||SEMINAR INF SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY - The Digital & the Humanities||24156||Langmead, Alison||Th||12:00 PM||2:50 PM||522 IS|
|LIS 3901||INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH 1||Click here||Faculty sponsor||By Appt.|
|LIS 3902||INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH 2||Clich here||Faculty sponsor||By Appt.|
|LIS 3950||TEACHING PRACTICUM||Click here||Faculty sponsor||By Appt.|
|LIS 3970||SEMINAR: Gender and the Global Info Tech Sector||30168||Booth, Kayla||W||3:00 PM||5:50 PM||828 IS||LIS 2975/INFSCI 2965 & 3150|
|LIS 39070||SEMINAR: Research Data Management||30164||Lyon, Elizabeth||M||9:00 AM||11:50 AM||411 IS||LIS 2975/INFSCI 2965 & 3150|
|LIS 3999||DISSERTATION||Click here||Advisor||By Appt.|
|FTDJ 0000||FULL-TIME DISSERTATION STUDY||15074||Advisor||By Appt.|
LIS 2970 3-CREDIT, SPECIAL TOPICS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Individual courses offered on an experimental basis or as a timely topic arises. Such courses may be offered only once or twice as needed.
2016-17 LIS 2970 Topics:
Creative Engagements with Digital Technology: Designed for students interested in critically thinking about ways to bring together creativity and technology in their own work or in collaborations, this seminar explores vital questions about the complex relationships between contemporary forms of creativity and information technologies in increasingly – but not universally – digital cultures. How are traditionally analog forms of creation influenced by developing digital technologies? What are the cultural implications of emerging forms of creativity deeply intertwined with technologies? How are these new forms being taken up by artists, technologists, academics, marketing firms, and people in everyday life? To tackle these questions, students will work with academic literature from a variety of fields; engage with and analyze relevant projects; and experiment with digital tools in a highly collaborative and reflexive classroom.
Linked Open Data: This course, which is designed for information professionals, introduces linked data technologies and examines the ways in which linked open data is used across several sectors. You will be introduced to the rationale for linked data, principles for linked data element set vocabularies, linked classification vocabularies, data quality and security, the construction of linked data, as well as linked data applications, tools, and projects. Focus will be directed toward critical examination of linked data techniques, debates, and use in a professional setting. In addition, you will attain familiarity with a number of linked data standards.
LIS 2971 1-CREDIT, SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC SERVICES
Individual 1-credit courses surveying and evaluating the current sources, services, and trends in reference and other public service areas of librarianship. Classes may include practical applications of theory, principles, and standards; hot topics; and discussion of the librarian's distinct roles within the LIS institution.
LIS 2975 Seminars: Special Topics
Seminar style courses offered on an experimental basis or as a timely topic arises. Such courses may be offered only once or twice as needed. These courses are often cross-listed with the Doctoral Studies program.
2016-17 LIS 2975 Topics:
Gender and the Global Information Technology Sector (Cross-listed with INFSCI 2965, INFSCI 3150, & LIS 3970) The growing trend toward outsourcing, off shoring, and dispersion of work across national boundaries means that students entering the workforce in the twenty-first century must be prepared to deal with a global client base and global colleagues. Part of this preparation includes understanding the gender diversity of colleagues, clients and users with whom you will be working -- both virtually and face-to-face -- to develop, deploy and use information technology solutions. This course takes a cross-cultural examination of gender as it relates to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in general, and the information technology field, in particular. Understanding the gender and cultural diversity of both colleagues and users will have ramifications for the way in which work is accomplished, user requirements for technology are understood, and interaction with computer-based tools is accomplished. However, to varying degrees around the world, women are underrepresented in the in STEM, generally, and in the IT field, in particular. They are under represented both in the IT workforce and in the conceptualization of the IT user. Similarly, a dominant model of masculinity is associated with technology development, deployment and use. For these reasons, it is necessary for those working in STEM fields to have an understanding of gender issues in order to have a complete understanding of users, and to work productively with colleagues.
Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) is a unique and groundbreaking opportunity for iSchool students to take elective online courses from other ALA-accredited programs. Leading schools have gone outside the classroom to broaden the available online educational opportunities for students. The WISE consortium uses advanced technology as a means to enrich one's education and to foster relationships among students, faculty and universities.
Participating Institutions in WISE
- Charles Sturt University
- Long Island University
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Rutgers University
- San Jose State University
- Simmons College
- Syracuse University
- University of British Columbia
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Western Ontario
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Victoria University of Wellington
Why be a WISE student?
Students have the opportunity to access distance education courses through WISE member schools that have met the quality bar in online education. WISE students have increased access to special topics and electives as compared to those who attend non-WISE schools.
For example, a student may access courses from a wider base of faculty than may be normally available within their home school. A professional who is working on their degree will have greater flexibility in scheduling and have a multitude of options when considering specialized topics. The WISE student will have the ability to select from a wide array of online courses, regardless of their location, and take courses with faculty who are highly regarded in their area of expertise.
WISE at our School
As a member of the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium of schools, we are pleased to make WISE course offerings available to students. These online courses are taught by faculty from WISE host schools using course-management systems specific to their environment and academic calendar. You will have the opportunity to take electives of interest at other WISE schools, without having to transfer credits. You must note the varying delivery methods and academic calendars among WISE schools.
Current WISE Courses and Enrollment procedures
To view the WISE courses offered for Pitt students, log into the Intranet. To log in, you will need your Pitt email (example: email@example.com) and Pitt password.
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