IS 563 Advanced Topics in Literature, Media and Materials

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within Literature, Media and Materials, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS563DH - History of Digital Humanities
      Tue/Thu, 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      Will look at some of the history of digital humanities, examine some case studies of digital tools and methods applied to humanities material in the context of research, and consider the implications of such projects for libraries, both in terms of providing support to their creators and in terms of collecting the results. This course considers fundamental concepts and common technologies to understand how they enable and constrain digital scholarship in the humanities, and to explore the abundant opportunities and challenges that digital projects pose for libraries. Through lectures, discussion, and hands-on use of digital tools and humanities data, students will gain familiarity with the shape and prominent features of the extensive landscape of digital humanities research, along with some of the basic skills required to navigate it.Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      William Underwood
      CRN
      73186
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS563SJO - Social Justice in Youth Lit
      Tue, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online
      This course examines books, media, and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) in a multicultural, globalized, and increasingly digital media-saturated world. Explores the history of multicultural writing for youth, and major issues and debates of youth literature concerning diversity, racism, power, ideology, etc. Guides students to better select, interpret, evaluate, and promote such literature, media, and resources according to young people's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical). Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Karla Lucht
      CRN
      73187
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
  • Summer 2020

    • IS528AO - Adult Popular Literature
      Wed, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Karla Lucht
      CRN
      39563
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS590SSO - Libr&Info Spanish Spking Ptrns
      Tue, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Online
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. Most librarians will at some point in their careers have the opportunity to work with patrons who are seeking resources in Spanish. According to the US Census, 38.8 million Hispanics in the US speak Spanish at home, giving the US the 4th highest number of Spanish-speakers worldwide (Mexico has 122 million, Colombia 47 million, & Argentina 43 million). This steady increase in population means that the number of Spanish-speakers using public & academic libraries is also on the rise but this does not mean that all Spanish-speakers have the same information needs. In this 8-week course, students will explore differences in the Spanish-speaking populations in the United States and examine information resources for meeting these populations' needs. Assignments will include researching communities, creating user guides for a specific setting and information need, and selecting Spanish-language materials to build a collection supporting a hypothetical user pop
      Instructor
      Anne Barnhart
      CRN
      39630
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      1 - 4
    • IS590RVO - Reviewing Children's Lit
      Mon, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Kathryn Quealy
      CRN
      39594
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
  • Spring 2020

    • IS590CRO - Comics: Advising Readers
      Wed, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Carol Tilley
      CRN
      67626
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).