LIS 505 Introduction to Library and Information Studies

Provides an overview of the field of library and information studies (LIS), its theoretical foundations and professional practice. It covers historical and philosophical foundations, professional ethics, the national and international system of communication and information transfer, information in a diverse global society, professional settings including types of libraries and information agencies and professional organizations, information studies literature and research, and current issues. The course orients students to the LIS program and a wide variety of careers graduates can engage in. Students must take this course in their first enrollment period. Required. Credits: (3)

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