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Fall 2020 Information Studies Credit Courses

by Library News on 2020-04-23T12:39:00-07:00 | Comments

Fall 2020 Information Studies Credit Courses

This course satisfies Upper Division D4 (Social Science) credit and the Sustainability Overlay:

INFO 310-01 August 18 – December 12; 3 units
This course will explore sustainability, its impact in three main areas: the environment, social equity, and the economy and its key information sources. The focus is on environmental and climate justice. Students will develop expertise in primary and secondary research, designing a survey as class and writing a paper on a climate/environmental justice topic.

Required Preparation: Completion of lower division Areas D1-D3 is required.
Prerequisites: Requires completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better
Grading: A-F grading only.
G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: Overlay - Sustainability

All of these courses satisfy all or part of GE Area E (Lifelong Learning):

INFO 200-01 (online) August 18 – December 12; GE Area E: 3 units [this course satisfies all of GE Area E]
Special Topics course focusing on Wikipedia

This is a hands-on course in which we will examine the role and impact of Wikipedia AND learn to edit and contribute to articles. Become a Wikipedian with us! For more information, email instructor Tom Bickley.
Instructor: Tom Bickley,

INFO 210-01 (online) August 18 – October 11; GE Area E: 1 unit General academic focus
Choose any topic that interests you to go through the library research process! The course progresses this way: develop a focused research question; identify keywords; learn sophisticated searching strategies; evaluate books, articles, websites, and videos; and finally practice quoting, paraphrasing, and citing sources.
Instructor: Lee Adams,

INFO 210-02 (hybrid) August 18 – December 12; GE Area E: 1 unit Science
This special section of the INFO 210 course is for Science Majors. The class will be covering such topics as science communication, peer review, pseudoscience, data visualization, ethics in science, international science, and more.
Instructor: Jeffra Bussmann,

INFO 210-03 (hybrid) August 18 – October 11; GE Area E: 1 unit General focus
Endless streams of information are available to us at every turn. How does one determine which sources provide reliable information versus those that are pushing misinformation (aka "fake news")? In this class, you will develop the strategies and skills necessary to be a savvy consumer and producer of information, both in your everyday life and in the classroom.
Instructor: Stephanie Alexander,

INFO 210-04 (online) October 12 – December 12; GE Area E: 1 unit General academic focus
Introduction to Information Literacy Skills
This course is organized around taking an academic research project from topic selection to presenting your ideas to others. We will investigate scholarly knowledge production and explore how to seek, find, evaluate, use, and create sources of information.
Instructor: Gr Keer,

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