IS 546 Intellectual Freedom and Censorship

Examines intellectual freedom issues throughout the United States and the world. Approaches intellectual freedom as an ethical issue based in interpretations of the First Amendment and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. The course encourages information professionals to view commitment to intellectual freedom as a core professional value and gives students the opportunity to develop skills and strategies needed to navigate censorship controversies in the workplace.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the relationship between intellectual freedom and human rights.

  • Understand the core ethical principles of intellectual freedom and apply them to professional practice.

  • Be familiar with intellectual freedom issues in national and international contexts.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2019

    • IS546AO
      Tue, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
      All other students need department approval. Email
      Emily Knox
      8 weeks
      Credit hours

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).