I put off taking LIBR 285 Research Methods until my second to last semester in the MLIS program. I put it off because I was intimidated. I had read the description of the class, I knew I had to take it at some point, but I kept delaying the inevitable.
By now you have most likely looked at the required courses and perhaps mentally planned when you will take each one. As 200, 202, and 204 are often pre-requisites for electives, most new students take these courses right away. This opens up your remaining semesters to delve into other topics and classes. But LIBR 285 will be there, lurking in the shadows as a reminder that you haven’t really taken all of your required classes.
Don’t let the class description worry you and don’t feel like you need to put off taking 285 until the last possible moment. While I did wait, there was truly no need for me, and you, to feel intimidated.