Course Description

The following list includes courses offered in both MA and PhD programs, sorted by the course number. The availability of each course is varied from semester to semester.

Foundation of Information and Information Studies

2206701 FOUND INFO IS

Major concepts and theories underpinning information studies: nature of information, information agencies, information disciplines, information professionals, information related organizations, information society; other topics of contemporary interests.

Organization of Information

2206721 ORG INFO

Principles and methods of organizing information; designing information architecture; applying ontologies through coding schemas, standards, and technologies relevant to storage, navigation and retrieval systems of digital information.

Principle of Records Management

2206722 PRINC REC MGT

Principles and development of recordkeeping theories; justification and benefits of records management in the context of modern organization; recordkeeping system design; electronic records and digital information management; regulations and standard; ethics and professionalism; current issues in records management.

Theory and Practice of Archives Management

2206723 THEO PRAC ARC MGT

Concepts of archives and records in the information society; archival theories and practices; development of professionalism and discipline; professional identity and digital convergence; ownership and legal frameworks; roles of the National Archives and networks and national archival policies; future of the archival profession.

Data Curation and Management

2206724 DATA CURA MGT

Data as evidence and its role in research; data-intensive research methods; social studies of data practices; data curation lifecycle activities; national and international data policies.

Concepts and Tools of Digital Humanities

2206725 CON TOOL DIGIT HUM

Concepts of digital humanities; tools in digital humanities: classification, ontology and metadata, visualization, textual analysis and network analysis.

Management of Information Organizations

2206751 MGT INFO ORG

Management principles and theories; management issues and practices in information organizations: organization behavior, strategic planning, budgeting, risk management, change management and human resources management.

Leadership for Information Professional

2206752 LEAD INFO PROF

Leadership theories and practices; leadership styles; attributes to effective leadership; interpersonal behavior; process of communication; capability to motivate as related to leadership; examination of leadership challenges and opportunities.

Legal Issues in Information Production and Services

2206753 LEG INFO PROD SERV

Intellectual freedom and freedom of expression; information as common; intellectual property; falsification of information; registration of publications; electronic government; open data; cyber infrastructure; computer security; cyber crime and terrorism; electronic commerce.

Information Ethics

2206754 INFO ETHICS

Moral theories and their application to various issues in information profession: intellectual freedom and freedom of expression, equitable access, intellectual property, file sharing, privacy and national security and impact of information technology on ethical dilemmas.

Quantitative Research Methods in Information Studies

2206771 QUAN RES METH IS

Quantitative research designs and methods: sampling strategies, data collection, basic descriptive and inferential statistics applications in information studies; evaluation of quantitative research studies.

Qualitative Research Methods in Information Studies

2206772 QUAL RES METH IS

Qualitative research designs and methods in information studies: data collection and data analysis techniques; evaluation of qualitative research studies.

Seminar on Information Research

2206773 SEM INFO RES

Critical evaluation of research in information studies; basic research methods; research process: problem definition, hypothesis construction, data collection, analysis and interpretation of results; exploration of research design issues with emphasis on research approaches and research questions.

Evidence-Based Practice

2206774 EVI BAS PRAC

Research studies as evidence; process of evidence-based practice: question building, searching, screening, and critical appraisal of research studies; systematic review.

Independent Study I

2206775 INDEP STUDY I

Research on problems or topics related to information studies.

Independent Study II

2206776 INDEP STUDY II

In-depth study of problems or topics related to information studies.

Technologies in Information Studies

2206791 TECHNO IS

Basic principles of computing and networking related to creation, manipulation, and dissemination of information with emphasis on technologies of digital libraries and repositories: hypertext documents, databases, website design and evaluation; standardization; interoperability.

Human-Information Interactions

2206792 HUMAN INFO INTER

Major concepts and theories on human behaviors and cognition during interactions with information; roles of intermediaries: people, information resources and computers; information needs, seeking and use; contexts of human-information interactions.

Information Literacy

2206793 INFO LIT

Theories and practices of information literacy: information behavior, information literacy models, learning styles and strategies for information literacy instruction.

Human-Computer Interactions

2206794 HUMAN COM INTER

Roles of human-computer interfaces in daily life; theories related to human-computer interactions; usability and user experience; user interface design, evaluation and development processes.

Digital Repository

2206795 DIGIT REPOS

Scope and concepts of digital repositories; types of digital repositories; factors for openness and digital repositories; stakeholders and policy management for digital repositories; approaches to collection development in digital repositories; standards for reliable digital repositories; challenges and concerns about digital repositories.

Dissertation 36 Credits

2206826 DISSERTATION

Dissertation 48 Credits

2206828 DISSERTATION

Dissertation 60 Credits

2206829 DISSERTATION

Dissertation 72 Credits

2206830 DISSERTATION

Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

2206894 DOC DISSERT SEM

Qualifying Examination

2206897 QUALIFYING EXAM