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Information Science Courses for Credit: Home

Current Course Offerings by the Buxton Library Faculty

IFS 201: Information in a Post-truth World: Online/8-Week Class

The earliest humans were information creators and consumers. IFS 201 analyzes how humans have used information from the time of the cavemen to the present. Rich in history, this class examines how information affects relationships, economics, and conflict. This class will also delve into controversies and issues like censorship, hacking, privacy, and intellectual freedom.

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  • No textbook required

  • Meets “L” designation

  • Transfers to all three state universities

  • October 17th - December 16th 2022: Instructors: Paula Crossman & Gretchen Lebron

  • IFS201-35828 Fully Online

IFS210: Research in a Global Society: Online/8-week class

This course will focus on access to the Internet and information seeking behavior in a global community. You will translate that focus into finding solutions to pressing problems found in the values, aspects, and social processes of all cultures culminating in the illumination of our interrelationships on a global scale.  In addition, you will gain 21st Century critical literacy skills to succeed academically and professionally.

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  • ‚ÄčNo textbook required
  • Meets “G” &  "SB" designation
  • Transfers to all three state universities
  • Spring 2023: Instructor: Lori Espinoza