WISE Courses: 2012-2013, Winter Session, Term 2 [January/April]

  • Please remember that typically only 3-5 spaces in total are available in each course for WISE students from 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. 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 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. program
  • Student must agree to the course parameters of the host institution including course management tools, grading, and dates of term
  • Student must have access to technology necessary for completion of course
  • Student 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 no earlier than April 16, 2012
  • Once you have completed course registration at the WISE web site, please send Mary Sue Stephenson a separate e-mail [mss@interchange.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
  • 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 theRequest for Credit for External Courses Form. It must also be signed by your MAS adviser as well as 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 will receive a mark of “F” in the course.

 



NOTE
: Registration for the 2012 September term WISE courses opens on October 29, 2012


 

  • Aplications in Medical Informatics –– [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in April 2013.]
      • Description:A survey of concepts and activities in medical informatics, including an introduction to the applications of information technology in the areas of knowledge-based information and library informatics; integrated hospital information systems and patient-specific information; nursing, radiology, pathology, and pharmacy services; clinical decision support; telehealth; and medical education. Also included are concepts related to informatics in healthcare financing; legal, ethical, and philosophical issues in medical informatics; and consumer informatics.
      • Institution: The University of Pittsburgh
      • Class Number:  LIS 2587
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 10
      • Course tool:  Blackboard
      • Faculty: Ellen Detlefsen
      • Start and End Date: 1/7/2013 – 4/27/2013
      • 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.

 


 

  • Critical Theories Applied: The Case of Problematic Subject Representation-– [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in April 2013. Course begins in January and ends in May]
      • Description:This seminar will provide you with an opportunity to really examine various critical theories and how they can be applied. Learn what an epistemic stance is and how to articulate yours. Discover new perspectives on knowledge. Examples drawn from the Organization of Information. 
 Critical theories introduced include: poststructuralism, feminist theory, postcolonial theory, queer theory, critical race theory, indigenous perspectives, intersectionality, whiteness, etc. You will examine: key concepts, epistemologies, methods and methodologies, application. This seminar will introduce a range of critical theories broadly defined and apply them to the problems of harmful perspectives in subject representation Description: This seminar will go beyond the critical theory of the Frankfurt School (Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, et al) which focused on rehabilitating Marxism. Rather, this seminar will examine the descendants of that tradition and of its revision by Habermas to look at the expanded definition of critical theory to critical theories which now include poststructuralism, feminist theory, postcolonial theory, queer theory, critical race theory, postcolonialism, etc. Each unit will take concepts, ideas, and techniques from a critical theoretical approach and apply them to the issues that have long surrounded subject representation in knowledge organization systems. Readings reflect this approach.
      • Institution: The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
      • Class Number:  44444
      • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 5
      • Course tool:  Desire2Learn
      • Faculty: Hope Olson
      • Start and End Date:1/22/2013 – 5/9/2013
      • Syllabus Link: View Syllabus
      • 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.

 

  • Digital preservation –– [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in April 2013. Cannot be taken by MAS or Dual students. Course begins in January and ends in May]
    • Description:This course presents the challenges and issues of archiving and preserving digital media. It focuses on archiving and preserving a wide variety of digital media (primarily text, image, sound, moving images and web sites) as well as thing in a long term way about overcoming the many challenges.
    • Institution: Rutgers University
    • Class Number:  17 610 598
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 2
    • Course tool:  eCollege
    • Faculty: Michael Lesk
    • Start and End Date: 1/22/2013 – 5/13/2013
    • 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.

 


 

  • Information Services for Special Needs Populations –– [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in April 2013. Course begins in January and ends in May]
    • Description: Information Service to Special Needs Populations will examine the historical and philosophical context of the concept of disability, including ADA regulation, mainstreaming, and deinstitutionalization. We will consider the ramifications of current thinking for libraries and other information providers. We will also explore the practicalities of equal provision of service to populations designated as special needs.
    • Institution: University of Texas at Austin
    • Class Number:  INF 385T
    • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 10
    • Course tool:  Blackboard
    • Faculty: Suellen Adams
    • Start and End Date: 1/14/2013 – 5/3/2013
    • Syllabus Link: View Syllabus
    • 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 –– [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in April 2013. Course begins in January and ends in May]
    • 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: 1/22/2013 – 5/13/2013
    • 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.