Library & Information Science Courses

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The library offers several 1-credit courses designed to help students effectively use information resources. All course satisfy the university's information literacy requirement; students only need to take one of these courses. Course descriptions are below.

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LSCI 105 Information Theory and Practice

An introduction to the production and dissemination of information and knowledge. Using networked information systems, traditional scholarly resources, and evolving delivery systems, students develop an understanding of concepts underlying the research process, and skills in retrieval and critical evaluation of resources appropriate to university level research.  Provides experience in the ethical use and presentation of research results with correct documentation styles, and the application of knowledge and skills to research assigned in other courses.

LSCI 205 Information in the Disciplines

This course introduces students to the professional and research literature in the disciplines of their individual majors. Students will develop an understanding of the production and dissemination of information and knowledge as reflected in a specific discipline, refine retrieval and evaluation skills, and communicate the results of research in a format appropriate to the discipline or profession.  This course satisfies Woodbury University’s Information Literacy proficiency requirement.

LSCI 106 Information Sources in Architecture / Interior Architecture

Students will participate in discussions and presentations, and will complete a variety of assignments that will involve the use of online and print information resources. Course content will focus on the research process and developing the skills involved in the retrieval, evaluation and ethical use of information. Most of the information resources discussed during this course will be relevant to the fields of architecture and interior architecture. This course fulfills the information literacy requirement.

LSCI 1701 Information Theory & Practice for Business Majors -- NEW!

Information Theory and Practice for the Business Major provides an introduction to the production and dissemination of information and knowledge in the business disciplines. Using networked information systems, traditional scholarly resources, and evolving delivery systems, students develop an understanding of concepts underlying the research process, and skills in retrieval and critical evaluation of resources appropriate to their own field of study and university level research. Provides experience in the ethical use and presentation of research results with correct documentation styles, and the application of knowledge and skills to research assigned in other courses.