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IS 490 YSO - Advanced Topics Info Studies - Youth Svcs Comm Engagement

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Directed and supervised investigation of selected topics in information studies that may include among others the social, political, and historical contexts of information creation and dissemination; computers and culture; information policy; community information systems; production, retrieval and evaluation of knowledge; computer-mediated communication. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite: For undergraduates, junior standing and IS 202, or consent of instructor. Class Schedule Information: Class materials fee or field trip fee may be required.

Special Instructions:

MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu. ### This service-learning course will examine youth services by exploring how young people's information and educational needs are met by community institutions and organizations. We will draw upon youth services librarianship and youth informatics concepts to explore youth informatics in after school programs, community center programs, and other institutions that serve young people. A significant portion of coursework will take the form of service learning or community-based research via approved projects that match students' interests. 2 Credit students will be enrolled for the last eight weeks of the term. 4 Credit students will be enrolled for the full term, and during the first half of the course will examine the implementation of computing and coding programs in libraries and other youth services community informatics settings.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Fall


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