Courses

Fall 2016
INLS 490-247, Telling Your Story: Representing Yourself in a Business Setting
1.5 Credit Hours
August 24 - October 12
M/W 12:20-1:35pm
Manning 208
Course Description: Students will learn how and when to use personal stories during presentations, collaborations, and workplace conversations. Some of the types of stories covered will include: stories that inspire trust or confidence, stories that give insight into your character and motivations, and stories that tactfully give advice. This course will contain a performance element.
INLS 690-248, Oral Culture in Modern Times
1.5 Credit Hours
October 17 - December 7
M/W 12:20-1:35pm
Manning 208
Course Description: This course will examine the place of the spoken word in our contemporary, text-heavy culture. We will cover a brief history of orality, discuss modern unmediated oral transmission (such as face-to-face conversations), modern mediated oral transmission (such as YouTube), and oral communications that have been rendered obsolete by text. We will ask questions such as: How has the spoken word changed over time? What do we lose when oral communication becomes mediated? What do we gain? What motivates us to keep talking to each other?

Spring 2017
INLS 732, Children's Literature and Related Materials
Course Description: Survey of literature and related materials for children with emphasis on twentieth-century authors and illustrators.

Summer 2017
INLS 513, Resource Selection and Evaluation (online)
Course Description: This course covers the identification, provision, and evaluation of resources to meet primary needs of clientele in different institutional environments. Our class will explore the defining characteristics of collections; the challenges of defining the scope and boundaries of collections; the development of collections that are valuable to one or more communities; issues related to ensuring the sustainability of collections; and legal and ethical considerations associated with selecting, evaluating, collecting, managing, and providing access to information and documentary artifacts in a variety of forms (e.g., reference works, nonfiction, fiction, graphic novels, databases, websites, open access materials).