Undergraduate Programs


Information and Library Science

  • ILS-Z 115 From James Bond To Zombie Apocalypse and NSA Leaks: Evaluating Information And Intelligence (3 cr.) Using the collection, assessment, analysis, and presentation skills of the intelligence community students will explore important, current policy issues including international relations, privacy, cyber security, war, and humanitarian issues. Students will become familiar with all basic intelligence functions such as the different types of INT: human intelligence, signals intelligence, etc. as well as counterintelligence, hacking, and encryption.
  • ILS-L 150 Information Sources in Telecommunications (1 cr.) Designed specifically for undergraduates who are premajors or majors in telecommunications and who are required to complete a research project or term paper. Training in use of computerized database systems, as well as selection and use of advanced reference sources. Graded on S/F basis.
  • ILS-L 161 Library Skills and Resources (1 cr.) Designed for undergraduates. Techniques and skills for researching term papers, speeches, and other library projects.
  • ILS-Z 399 Topics in Information and Library Science (1-4 cr.) Study of specific topics in information and library science. May be repeated five times (24 credit hours) when topic varies.
  • ILS-Z 401 Computer-Based Information Tools (3 cr.)

    This skills-based course introduces basic applications that will be used throughout the student's course work and beyond. Students' experiences in this course should be seen as a basis for further skill development and learning throughout their careers. The course covers computing platforms, access tools, and management tools. Z 401 does not count toward graduate degree requirements. Graded on S/F basis.
    Master of Library Science degree students are required to complete ILS-Z 401 within their first 9 credit hours.

  • ILS-L 416 Individual in the Information Age (3 cr.) Focuses on emerging information and communication technologies, identifying political, social, and economic trends that have major impact on information sources and access. Students are encouraged to explore individual approaches to the information concepts and issues, understood in a social context.

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