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IS 580 AO1 - Information History

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Drawing on research in varied historical specializations, information history has become a vibrant area of study, one that improves our understanding, moreover, of today's information universe. Information history covers diverse institutions and practices -- from libraries and the book to the telegraph and postal systems, from surveillance to cartography, from documentary culture to statistical surveys -- seeking to connect them with the major developmental processes of human history. Framed in a succession of major historical epochs, topics and trends, from Antiquity to the twentieth century, this course revises our sense of the historical record by situating information explicitly within it. Course Information: 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.

Special Instructions:

This course meets with IS 580 AO. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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