WISE Courses: 2013 Summer Session [May/August]

  • Please remember than only 3-10 spaces in total are available in each course for WISE students in the participating institutions. There is no guarantee that there will be space for you in any of these courses.
  • You should NOT request a space in a WISE course unless you are reasonably sure you will actually take the course if offered a space. It causes logistical problems to “take up” a space then drop the course at the last minute.
  • All courses have the four MLIS Core Courses as required pre-requisites: LIBR 500, LIBR 501, LIBR 502 & LIBR 503 for students in the MLIS and Dual programs.Students in the stand-alone MAS program must have completed the eight MAS Core Courses. Other required pre-requisites are noted in the individual course descriptions. If you are in the MAS program you should ask Mary Sue Stephenson [MLIS Chair] about whether or not you have taken the relevant equivalent courses in the MAS program.
  • All SLAIS students are eligible to take relevant WISE courses. MAS students – see below for information on taking a WISE course. MACL, CAS and Ph.D. students should consult with their advisers before requesting spaces in WISE courses.
  • Students who wish to take one of the available courses will be registered in LIBR 593: Seminar
  • Students may take a maximum of two WISE courses [6 credits] as part of their MLIS, MAS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MACL, CAS or Ph.D. programs
  • Students must agree to the course parameters of the host institution including course management tools, grading, and dates of term
  • Students must have access to technology necessary for completion of course
  • Students must have the technical knowledge to complete course successfully
  • Marks given by the program offering the course will be converted to UBC marks using only the WISE Marking Matrix. Please read over this document carefully as it will be the sole source used to convert marks from WISE institutions to UBC marks.
  • To request a space in one or more of the WISE courses please follow the registration instructions distributed to all SLAIS students via email. Do not attempt to register for a WISE course before March 4, 2013
  • Once you have completed course registration at the WISE web site, please send Mary Sue Stephenson a separate e-mail [susie.slais@ubc.ca] for each course giving this information:
    • Your name
    • Your program [MLIS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MAS, MACL, CAS, Ph.D.]
    • Your UBC student number
    • The name, number, and institution of the course you wish to take
    • If you are requesting a space in two courses please send separate emails for each course
  • IMPORTANT– If you are in the stand-alone MAS – before we can send approval to WISE for you to take a course you must have first completed and submitted the Request for Credit for External Courses Form. It must be signed by Rick Kopak as SLAIS Graduate Adviser before the WISE registration process can take place.  When you send your request to take a class to Mary Sue Stephenson please indicate that the form has already been submitted and approved. If you forget to tell her or you haven’t completed the approval process it will delay the process of trying to secure a seat for you in one of the WISE courses. Given the small number of seats, it will likely keep you from obtaining one of the seats.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: When you take a WISE course you are registered in a SLAIS/UBC course: LIBR 593D or LIBR 593E and all the normal add/drop dates at UBC apply. You are held responsible for dropping ALL relevant courses by the UBC deadlines. If you forget to drop [even if the WISE course has not yet started] you may receive a mark of “F” in the course.

 



NOTE
: Registration for the 2013 Summer session WISE courses opens on March 4, 2013 . It is possible that additional WISE courses may be added later.


 

  • History of Libraries [course begins in June and ends in August]
    • Description: This course covers the history of libraries from earliest times to the present day. It includes specific institutions, trends in service and facilities, and individuals important in the development of these institutions. While the primary focus of the course is libraries in the Western World, consideration of libraries in other traditions will be covered as source material allows. The objectives of the course include gaining a broad perspective on the history of libraries, an understanding of the history of libraries in the context of socio-cultural, political and economic developments, and an understanding of historical methods both through the analysis of primary sources related to the history of libraries and through critical reading of texts on the history of libraries. Course material includes lectures and discussions. There are several writing assignments. Syllabus is from Summer 2012 face-to-face course. Syllabus for Summer 2013 will be posted later.
    • Institution: Simmons College
    • Class Number: LIS 532C
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
    • Course tool: Moodle
    • Faculty: LIS 532C
    • Start and End Date: 6/3/2013 – 8/2/2013 [course begins in June and ends in August]
    • Syllabus Link: View Syllabus
    • Class Disclaimer: This class is delivered using Moodlerooms. Please allow 2 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 

  • Information Architecture for Internet Services [course starts in May and ends in August]
    • Description: Building and management of Internet information services, including information organization, information management, and information dissemination. Understanding of the use of Internet technologies within an organizational context. Practice with current technologies.
    • Institution: Syracuse University
    • Class Number: IST 553
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
    • Course tool: Blackboard
    • Faculty: Patrick W Fitzgibbons
    • Start and End Date: 5/20/2013 – 8/9/2013 [course starts in May and ends in August]
    • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 


  • Organizational Information Security [course starts in May and ends in August]
      • Description:Personnel/organizational skills for information security managers and officers: staffing, training, certification, incentives, and evaluation of information security personnel, non-security IT personnel, etc.; organizational development related to security awareness, threats, and responses; and ethics/codes of behavior in information security.
      • Institution: Syracuse University
      • Class Number: IST 629
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
      • Course tool: Blackboard
      • Faculty: Raed Sharif
      • Start and End Date: 5/20/2013 – 8/9/2013 [course starts in May and ends in August]
      • Syllabus Link: coming soon
      • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 


Social Informatics [starts in late May and ends in July]

    • Description: Technological innovation, computerization and electronic information are associated with dilemmas, value conflicts and choices surrounding the scholarly, personal and professional use of information. Addresses social relationships, technological utopianism, societal control, vulnerability of information systems and ethical responsibilities
    • Institution: Rutgers University
    • Class Number: 17:610:581
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 2
    • Course tool: eCollege
    • Faculty: Lilia Pavlovsky
    • Start and End Date: 5/28/2013 – 7/19/2013 [note: starts in late May and ends in July]
    • Syllabus Link: will be posted when available
    • Class Disclaimer: Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.