Information Studies Minor

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Information Studies is a field that is rapidly developing and expanding as information management skills become increasingly vital in our information-rich society. The Information Studies minor deals with the creation, use, communication, and management of information across disciplines.
 
Students will immerse themselves in the world of information by completing courses that focus on topics such as:

  • The History of Information
  • The Modern Information Landscape
  • Archives and Collective Memory
  • Archival Studies
  • Misinformation, Disinformation and Mal-Information
  • The Ethical Use of Technology and Information
  • Digital Humanities
  • Information Problems
  • Cultural Heritage Informatics
  • Critical Information Literacy
  • Preservation

The minor is designed to complement many other major fields of study, enabling students to develop analytical reasoning, research, oral and written communication skills, knowledge of global issues, and information literacy.
 
What is the Cultural Heritage Information Concentration?
The curriculum of the Cultural Heritage Information concentration of courses focuses on the creation, use, communication, preservation, and management of cultural heritage collections at archives, museums, and historic sites. Students participating in this concentration will explore many facets of cultural heritage information and consider the environmental, ethical, political, fiscal, and legal challenges facing cultural heritage professionals.

Degree Requirements