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SIS Course Syllabi

The following course descriptions may include links to examples of past syllabi used for the course. These are not current syllabi for use in a given semester.


INSC 102 Technologies for Information Retrieval
INSC 201 Foundations of Information Science
INSC 210 Foundations of Information Technology
INSC 305 Internet and Society
INSC 310 Information Seeking: Resources and Strategies
INSC 311 User Centered Design
INSC 330 Books and Related Materials for Children This course is no longer offered.
INSC 360 Programming for Information Professionals
INSC 380 Information Management for Information Professionals
INSC 384 Database Design
INSC 410 History of the Book This course is no longer offered.
INSC 430 User Experience Foundations
INSC 435 Usability Testing and Methods
INSC 436 Analytics and Metrics for User Experience
INSC 439 Interfaces and Interactions Design
INSC 450 Writing About Science and Medicine

This course is no longer offered.

INSC 484 Database Implementation
INSC 486 Data Analytics
INSC 489 Data Analytics and Visualization
INSC 493 Independent Project or Research
INSC 495 Special Topics
INSC 499 Practicum
INSC 500 Thesis
INSC 502 Registration and Use of Facilities
INSC 504 Research Methods in Information Sciences
INSC 505 ePortfolio
INSC 506 edTPA Seminar
INSC 510 Information Environment

This course no longer offered.

INSC 511 Information Concepts and Foundations
INSC 512 Information Organization and Retrieval


INSC 514 Information Technology Foundations
INSC 516 Geospatial Technologies
INSC 520 Information Representation and Organization

This course no longer offered.

INSC 521 Cataloging and Classification
INSC 522 Cataloging of Non-print Materials
INSC 524 Metadata INSC524syl.pdf
INSC 530 Information Access and Retrieval

This course no longer offered.

INSC 531 Introduction to Information Sources and Services
INSC 532 Sources and Services for Science and Engineering
INSC 533 Humanities and Social Sciences Sources, Services, and Scholarship
INSC 534 Government Information Sources
INSC 535 Advanced Information Retrieval
INSC 538 User Instruction
INSC 541 Knowledge Management for Information Professionals
INSC 542 Social Informatics
INSC 543 Spatial Data Management
INSC 544 Business Intelligence for Information Professionals
INSC 545 Scientific and Technical Communications
INSC 546 Environmental Informatics
INSC 547 Health Sciences Information Centers
INSC 548 Federal Libraries and Information Centers
INSC 550 Management of Information Organizations
INSC 551 School Library Media Centers
INSC 552 Academic Libraries
INSC 553 Specialized Information Agencies and Services
INSC 554 Public Library Management and Services
INSC 558 Planning and Assessment INSC558syl.pdf
INSC 559 Grant Development for Information Professionals
INSC 560 Development and Management of Collections
INSC 562 Digital Curation
INSC 564 Archives and Records Management
INSC 565 Digital Libraries
INSC 571 Children’s Materials
INSC 572 Young Adult Materials
INSC 573 Programming for Children and Young Adults
INSC 574 Resources and Services for Adults
INSC 575 Valuing Diversity: International and Intercultural Resources for Youth
INSC 576 Storytelling as a Communications and Learning Tool in Diverse Settings
INSC 577 Picture Books Across the Curriculum
INSC 580 Information Technologies This course no longer offered.
INSC 581 Information Network Applications
INSC 582 Information Systems Design and Implementation
INSC 583 Introduction to Youth Informatics
INSC 584 Database Management Systems
INSC 586 Usability Testing and Evaluation
INSC 587 Mining the Web
INSC 588 Human-Computer Interaction
INSC 590 Problems in Information Sciences
INSC 591 Independent Project or Research
INSC 592 Introduction to Data Analytics and Visualization
INSC 593 Seminar in Youth Informatics
INSC 594 Graduate Research Participation
INSC 595 Student Teaching in School Libraries
INSC 596 Field-Based Experience in School Libraries
INSC 597 Information Architecture
INSC 598 Web Design
INSC 599 Practicum
INSC 680 Information Science Theory