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IS 590 GEO - Advanced Problems in IS - Genealogy and Library Service

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and special topics courses on different aspects of the information sciences intended to augment the existing curriculum, offered as sections of IS 590. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 1 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated. Class Schedule Information: Class materials fee or field trip fee may be required.

Special Instructions:

This is a hybrid course that meets with IS 590 GE. Provides a basic knowledge of U.S. genealogical and family history research, and explores ways in which librarians can best serve researchers in this field. This course will familiarize you with how to gather the major sources used in family history research, as well as how to properly analyze, organize, and document them. A variety of sources, both print and digital, will be covered including vital, census, church, military and land records. In addition to readings and lectures, students will complete a series of assignments in order to acquire research skills. Note: Students enrolled for 4 hours of credit will be required to complete a compiled genealogy and some personal monetary expenses should be expected of students completing this project (e.g., expenses incurred for ordering records, etc.). Acquiring the necessary documents could cost approximately $100.00 to $200.00, but this amount will vary depending on where the documents a

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 1 hr

Term(s): Spring


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