Fall 2018 Course List

The list of fall 2018 courses below includes all electives offered. No core courses are available in Open Classes. Core course prerequisites are waived for students enrolled in iSchool Open Classes.

Note: Enrollment is based on space availability and is not guaranteed. Some of the classes below might already be filled.

As you explore these courses, we encourage you to read the example course syllabus. (Click on the course title to view the syllabus.) Note that in some cases, the syllabus may be from a previous semester, as the fall 2018 syllabus is not yet available. Also, some courses are new, and thus there are no previous syllabi available. When viewing a course syllabus from a previous semester, please note that the instructor for the fall 2018 Open Class may not be the same instructor in the sample syllabus we have linked to from a previous semester. 

The course syllabus includes a brief course description, along with details regarding assignments, technology requirements, grades, course calendar, workload expectations, student learning outcomes, and textbooks. If any live synchronous class sessions are required, they will be noted on the syllabus.

Most courses are for three units and cover the full 15-week session. However, there are several 1-unit courses available, reducing the cost to enroll, as well as the time needed to complete the course. We are also offering 2-unit courses. Many of these shorter courses have a leadership focus. 

Students who enroll in Open Classes do not need to complete any prerequisites prior to enrolling. If you are interested in a specific course, we invite you to complete a sign-up form, which will be available starting on July 9th, 2018 at 8AM Pacific, and then we will get in touch with you to confirm whether space is available.

Choose courses in any of the following areas:



Emerging Trends in the Professions
INFO 287-11 Design Thinking (2 units) Note for 287-11:  Class runs Wed to Tues:
Week 1 - 9/12
Week 2 - 9/19
Week 3 - 9/26
Week 4 - 10/3
Break week 10/10-10/16 (students work on projects)
Week 5 - 10/17
Week 6 - 10/24
Week 7 - 10/31
Week 8 - 11/7
INFO 287-12 Cybersecurity
INFO 287-13 Innovation and Particpatory Practice in Libraries (to include Maker Spaces)
INFO 287-14 Scratch (2 units)
INFO 287-15 Evidence Based Practice* (1 unit) Runs from September 10th - October 10th
INFO 287-16 Hyperlinked Library: Emerging Trends, Emerging Technologies


Developing and Managing Information Systems and Web Applications
INFO 240-11/ -12 Web Design and Programming Section 10 Closed
INFO 246-10 PHP/MySQL
INFO 246-11 Python* (2 units) Runs from August 28th - November 5th
INFO 246-12 Web Frameworks with Bootstrap (1 unit) Runs from August 28th - September 24th
INFO 246-14 XML
INFO 246-15 Text / Data Mining
INFO 246-16 Linux, Python, Data Security, Networking


Information Assurance, Big Data, Informatics and Information Visualization
INFO 246-13 Big Data Analytics and Management
INFO 287-10 Health Informatics (2 units) Runs from August 21st - October 19th


Leadership and Management
INFO 275-10 Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities Closed
INFO 275-11 Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities
INFO 281-12 International and Comparative Librarianship
INFO 281-13 Open Access (1 unit) Runs from October 8th - November 6th
INFO 281-14 Intercultural Communication (2 units) Runs from August 21st - October 19th Closed
INFO 281-15 Digital Content, Evaluation/Negotiation/Acquisition/Deployment/Tracking* (1 unit) Runs from August 21st - September 21st  Closed
INFO 281-16 New Technologies That Can Impact Information awareness and Access (ex. Chatbots)* (1 unit) Runs from October 2nd - November 2nd
INFO 282-11 Marketing Your Skills in a Networked World (2 units) Runs from August 21st - October 16th
INFO 282-12 Grant Writing
INFO 282-13 Project Management (2units) Runs from September 10th - November 8th Closed
INFO 282-14 Crisis Management: The Expanding Role of Information Professionals (1 unit) Runs from August 21st - September 21st Closed
INFO 283-10 Marketing of Information Products and Services


Managing, Preserving, and Curating Digital Assets, Records, and Other Cultural Heritage Artifacts
INFO 256-10 Archives and Manuscripts Closed
INFO 256-11 Archives and Manuscripts
INFO 259-10 Preservation Management
INFO 259-11 Preservation Management
INFO 282-10 Digital Asset Management
INFO 284-10 Electronic Records
INFO 284-11 Incunabula and Early Printing (2 units) Runs from September 4th - October 30th 
INFO 284-12 Tools, Services, and Methodologies for Digital Curation Closed
INFO 284-13 Managing Photographic Collections
MARA 211-10 Records Access, Storage and Retrieval
MARA 283-10 Enterprise Content Management and digital Preservation
MARA 284-10 Information Governance
MARA 284-11 Digital Forensics (2 units) Runs from October 15th - December 10th


Information Organization and Retrieval
INFO 247-10 Vocabulary Design
INFO 248-10, -11 Beginning Cataloging and Classification All Sections Closed
INFO 266-10 Collection Management
INFO 266-11 Collection Management
INFO 281-10 Metadata Closed


Information Intermediation and Instruction
INFO 210-11 Reference and Information Services General Three (3) Unit Version Closed
INFO 210-12 Reference and Information Services General Three (3) Unit  Version
INFO 210-13 Reference Collections in the 21st Century (1 unit) Runs from September 10th - October 10th
INFO 210-14 Reference in the Age of Google: Marketing, Outreach, Management, and Evaluation (2 units) Runs from October 15th - Dember 10th
INFO 220-10 Readers Advisory Genres and Techniques
INFO 220-11 Digital Humanities
INFO 244-10/ -11 Online Searching  Section 10 Closed
INFO 250-10 Instructional Design K-12 Focus
INFO 250-11 Instructional design Non K-12 Focus Closed
INFO 254-11 Information Literacy and Learning Closed


Library Services for Children and Young Adults
INFO 260A-10 Programming and Services for Children
INFO 261A-10 Programming and Services for Young Adults
INFO 265-10 Materials for Young Adults
INFO 267-10 Controversial Literature
INFO 269-10 Early Childhood Literacy


Courses Covering Specific Library Environments
INFO 220-12 Medical Librarianship
INFO 232-10 Issues in Public Libraries Closed
INFO 237-10 School Library Media Materials Closed
INFO 281-12 International and Comparative Librarianship


Research and Program Evaluation
INFO 285-10 Historical Research
INFO 285-11 Survey Research (especially library user surveys)
INFO 285-12 Action Research Runs from August 27th - November 5th Closed
INFO 285-13 Evaluating Programs and Services Closed
INFO 285-15 Evaluating Programs and Services
MARA 285-10 Research Methods in Records Management and Archival Science


Language and Culture for Information Professionals
SPAN 132-10 Beginning Spanish Closed
SPAN 132-11 Intermediate Spanish (4 units) is offered online by World Languages for the School of Information

*New course offered for the first time in fall 2018. No prior course syllabus available.

You can enroll in graduate-level courses on a space-available basis and earn college credit.