Education Courses That Count as LIS Courses
The following Education courses may be taken as a part of the MLIS program:
- EDES 541 School Library Collection Development Available Online
- This course presents the principles upon which school library collections are developed. Course elements include identification and use of selection aids and sources; evaluation of curriculum-related resources; design of policies and procedures for building and maintaining school library collections; and issues such as intellectual freedom and copyright.
- EDES 542 Resource-Based Instruction Available Online
- This course provides an in-depth examination of resource-based instruction including media and information literacy and the process approach to student research. Strategies are developed for planning, implementing, and evaluating resource-based instructional programs including the instructional component of the school library program. Collaborative planning and the development of school-wide instructional plans are also addressed. This course is designed for teachers and teacher-librarians.
- EDES 545 Information Technologies for Learning Available Online
- This course will focus on effective teaching strategies for helping students develop information literacy and critical thinking skills using technology and for integrating technology, especially the Internet, into the K-12 curriculum. Managing information technologies in schools and implementing staff development programs about integrating technologies will be addressed in order to help teachers and teacher-librarians develop and enhance technology-rich learning environments for their students.
- EDES 546 School Library Information Materials Available Online
- This course provides in-depth, hands-on exploration of the reference books and other informational materials housed in the school library. Consideration of information ethics and policy, information-seeking behaviour, resources sharing, and impact of automation of information services.
- EDES 547 Organization of School Library Materials Available Online
- This course is an introduction to and overview of the principles and practices of organizing the book and AV resources generally acquired in school libraries. Its primary goal is to familiarize students with the current operations and techniques associated with the acquisition, organization of access, and physical processing and maintenance of collections and learning resources. It focuses on the professional task of classifying and cataloguing information.
Courses from Other Departments
MLIS Students also have the option of taking up to three 3-credit graduate courses from other departments with their Program Supervisor's permission. Students interested in pursuing this option must complete a Request for Approval for Non-LIS Course form. In the past, students have opted to take the following courses:
EDEL 595 Seminar in Elementary Education: Selected Topics
Effective Literacy Assessment & Instructional Practices for Classroom Teachers, K-9. Students will be introduced to and practice a range of purposeful assessment techniques and corresponding strategic classroom teaching practices to optimize reading and writing achievement for the range of students, from advanced to at-risk, in their classes.
EDIT 571 Instructional Technology and Communication
Instructional technology extends the ability of the instructor and students to communicate. Multimedia elements of computer-based instruction possess strengths and limitations and communication tools. This course examines various theories of communication and their application to the multimedia world of instructional technology to traditional and non-traditional learning settings. Research in the field as it applies to various learning outcomes is emphasized.
EDPS 511 Evolving Concepts in Educational Administration and Leadership
This course provides an introduction to educational administration as a field of specialized study in the discipline of administrative (or organizational) behaviour. The general objective is to give an overview of the primary concerns of scholars in the discipline - to develop introductory understandings of the key perspectives, concepts and theories that have been developed. This should be taken early in the graduate program.
EDPS 561 Program Planning in Adult and Higher Education
This course is for practitioners with considerable experience in planning programs in higher education, private or public institutions, and community organizations. The purpose of the course is to deepen the understanding of planning programs from various theoretical and ethical perspectives.
ENGL 413 Literary Theory:Humanities Computing
How accessible are the Humanities to computation? Does artificial intelligence count as a facet of "Humanities Computing?" Learn about the current "state of the art" in humanities computing as well as possible future avenues of development. Build a critical vocabulary and an analytical toolbox to contextualize HC and its diverse projects. Discover a selection of texts -- everything from HC journals to websites to non-fiction to fiction to sci-fi. MLIS students may take this course at the 500-level. Contact the department for details.
EXTENSION 550 Introduction to Electronic Commerce
An introduction to the concepts, technologies and functions of electronic commerce. Considers the organizational implications of electronic commerce as a broad shift in how transactions are completed in the marketplace. Offered by asynchronous Internet communication.
EXTENSION 551 Understanding Computer Projects: Application, Design, and Project Management Issues for Communications Professionals
An introduction to the fundamental concepts of computing projects and project design assumptions. Intended to assist communications professionals in making decisions in managing computing software, database and Internet-related projects.
EXTENSION 597 Intellectual Property: The Copyright Component
This course provides an introduction to the various areas of IP. It will help students recognize what sort of protection, for example, trade mark, patent or copyright protection, applies to a digital photograph or a logo or an invention.
EXTENSION 597 Consulting Practices for Communication and Technology Professionals
This course introduces students to a set of essential skills for conducting effective external construction with organizations, with an emphasis on issues related to communication and information technologies.
HIST 602 Research Methods and Resources in History
This course will support graduate research and introduce graduate students to the practical skills necessary to succeed in academia.
HUCO 500 Survey of Humanities Computing
This course will provide students with an overview of the discipline of Humanities Computing and its varied applications across the program's participating Departments.
HUCO 612 Electronic Texts
This half-year course critically surveys the use, creation, and publication of electronic texts in the humanities. Students will interact directly with a variety of published electronic texts in addition to gaining the foundational scholarly and technical skills to create their own.
HUCO 616 Multimedia in the Humanities
This course will explore the cultural, social and technical significance of multimedia as an expressive medium. The course will explore the range of media types: text, images, animation, sound, and video; digital imaging and design, encoding, compression, etc.; politics and economics of access to multimedia; computer gaming and on-line gaming communities; and multimedia research and teaching.
LAW 518 Intellectual Property
A study of the law with respect to patents, trade marks, trade secrets, copyrights and intangible property generally.
MEDU 541 Faculty St. Jean
Consists of teaching the various approaches and foundations to computer assisted language instruction. This course helps students acquire the necessary tools to plan, create, and evaluate teaching software.
MUSIC 505 Bibliography and Methods of Research
Music 505 comprises an introduction to the principles, and materials of music research. The course focuses on three areas: bibliography, research methods, and writing. The course objective is to develop and practice skills in defining problems in music research and to consider ways of addressing those problems through appropriate methodology and effective use of reference tools and materials.