Open Classes Course List

Overview

Spring 2023 Course List

The list of spring 2023 courses below includes all MLIS and MARA electives offered. Some INFM courses are available in 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 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 spring 2023 syllabus is not yet available. Also, some courses are new, and thus there are no previous syllabi available. Check the iSchool Schedule of Classes for spring special session programs, for any mandatory Zoom web conferencing dates, which will be added before Open Classes registration.

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.

Students who enroll in MLIS and MARA Open Classes electives do not need to complete any core course prerequisites prior to enrolling. Students requesting INFM courses through Open Classes do need to meet the INFM required competency before requesting classes.

If you are interested in a specific course, we invite you to complete a sign-up form, which will be available starting on Dec. 5, 2022 at 8 am Pacific, and then we will get in touch with you to confirm whether space is available. Request period will close on Jan. 03, 2023 at 5 pm Pacific.

MLIS and MARA Electives

Fees for MLIS and MARA classes are $474 per unit.

Semester runs 01/25/23 to 05/15/23.

MS Informatics Electives

Fees for Informatics classes are $525 per unit.

Check INFM course dates listed for each class on the INFM Session I and Session II schedules from our website.

Students requesting INFM courses through Open Classes need to meet the INFM required technology competency, before enrolling in an INFM Open Class: Applicants are required to demonstrate a strong technical foundation by having completed coursework and/or work experience with either 1) HTML5 and CSS, 2) a programming language, or 3) in information systems.

Transferring Open Classes into a Future Degree or Certificate

A maximum of 9 units can transfer into a future MLIS or MARA degree, including:

  • MLIS and MARA electives taken in iSchool Open Classes
  • SJSU World Languages Classes
  • Units from outside institutions
  • Only 6 of these 9 units can be INFM classes (Prospective MARA students should review the electives approval process for the MARA program.)

A maximum of 3 units taken in Open Classes can be transferred into a future Post-Master’s Certificate or Digital Assets Certificate.

INFM classes taken in Open Classes cannot transfer into a future MS in Informatics because of the cohort nature of the MS Informatics program.

Choose courses in any of the following areas:

Emerging Trends in the Profession
INFO 282-11 Emerging Future Technology Issues and Trends
INFO 287-15 Problem Solving with Data – part two (2 units) Runs from Mar. 13 – May 15
INFO 287-16 Collecting and Analysing Data for Evidence Based Decisions
INFO 287-17 Design Thinking (2 units) Runs from Jan. 25 – Mar. 21
INFO 287-18 Feel the Learn: the library advancing virtual reality
INFO 287-19 AI and Data Ethics
INFM 202-10 Information Security Overview (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 9 – Mar 5. Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement

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Developing and Managing Information Systems and Web Applications
INFO 240-10 Web Design and Programming* Closed
INFO 240-11, -12 Web Design and Programming*
INFO 246-10 Building Web Applications with PHP and JavaScript
INFO 246-11 Python (2 units) Runs from Jan. 30 – Mar. 24
INFO 246-12 Web Frameworks with Bootstrap (1 unit) Runs from Feb. 6 – Mar. 6
INFO 246-13 Information Architecture
INFO 246-14 APIs (1 unit) Runs from Apr. 10 – May 15
INFO 246-15 Math for Machine Learning * (1 unit) Runs from Jan 25 – Feb 28
INFO 251-10 Web Usability Closed
INFO 293-10 Introduction to Data Networking
INFM 201-10 Informatics Technology Foundations (2 units) Runs from Jan 9 – Mar 5. Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement
INFM 204-10 Human Centered Design (2 units) Runs from Mar 13 – May 15.TBA Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement

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Information Assurance, Big Data, Informatics and Information Visualization
INFO 287-14 Cybersecurity
INFM 203-10 Big Data Analytics and Management* (2 units) Runs from Mar 13 – May 15. Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement

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Leadership and Management
INFO 275-10 Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities
INFO 275-11 Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities
INFO 281-12, -13 Intercultural Communication (2 units) Runs from Jan. 25 – Mar. 15 Section -12 is Closed
INFO 281-14 Civic Literacy (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 25 – Feb. 24
INFO 281-15 Open Access (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 25 – Feb. 23
INFO 281-16 Cultural Competence for Information Professionals
INFO 281-17 Serving Homeless Patrons in Public Libraries (1 unit) Runs from Feb. 6 – Mar. 6 Closed
INFO 281-18 Global Principles – Local Libraries (2 units) Runs from Jan. 30 – Mar. 24
INFO 281-19 Fostering Accessibility in the Library (1 unit) Runs from Apr. 3 – May 1 Closed
INFO 281-21 Adult Services* (2 units) Runs from Feb. 27 – Apr. 30
INFO 282-12 Community Leadership
INFO 282-13 Financial Management (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 25 – Feb. 22 Closed
INFO 282-14 Change Management (1 unit) Runs from Feb. 27 – Mar. 24
INFO 282-15 Political Advocacy (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 30 – Feb. 24
INFO 282-16 Information Vendor Landscape (2 units) Runs from Feb. 2 – Apr. 6
INFO 282-17 Project Management (2 units) Runs from Jan. 25 -Mar. 22
INFO 282-18 Knowledge Management (1 unit) Runs from Feb. 6 – Mar. 6
INFO 282-19 Grant Writing
INFO 282-20 Crisis Management Planning, Communications and Deployment (2 units) Runs from Jan. 25 – Mar. 22
INFM 205-10 Informatics Project Management (2 units) Runs from Mar 13 – May 15. Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement

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Managing, Preserving, and Curating Digital Assets, Records, and Other Cultural Heritage Artifacts
INFO 256-10, -12 Archives and Manuscripts Both Sections are Closed
INFO 256-11 Archives and Manuscripts
INFO 259-10 Preservation Management Closed
INFO 259-11 Preservation Management Closed
INFO 282-10 Digital Asset Management Closed
INFO 284-10 Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
INFO 284-11 Digitization and Digital Preservation Closed
INFO 284-12 Digital Curation Closed
INFO 284-13 Managing Photographic Collections Closed
INFO 284-14 History of Books (2 units) Runs from Jan. 25 – Mar. 22 Closed
INFO 284-15 History of Libraries in the US (2 units) Runs from Mar. 13 – May 15 Closed
INFO 284-16 Curating Exhibitions from Archival Collections (2 units) Runs from Mar. 6 – May 7 Closed
INFO 284-17 Film Collections and Archives* Closed
MARA 210-10 Records Creation, Appraisal and Retention
MARA 249-10 Management of Digital Data, Information and Records
MARA 283-10 Enterprise Content Management and Digital Preservation
MARA 284-10 Technology, Privacy and the Law
MARA 284-11 Data Governance*
MARA 286-10 Information Assurance

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Information Organization and Retrieval
INFO 241-10 The ILS and basic functionality for all library systems (1 unit), Runs from Jan. 25 – Feb. 22
INFO 241-11 Current Expansions of the ILS already in play (e-books, social media) (1 unit) Runs from Feb. 23 – Mar. 22
INFO 241-12 Emerging technologies that could be pieces in 3-5 years (linked data, the Internet of Things) (1 unit) Runs from Apr. 6 – May 3
INFO 242-10 Database Management
INFO 247-10 Vocabulary Design
INFO 248-10, -11 Beginning Cataloging and Classification Both sections are Closed
INFO 248-12 Beginning Cataloging and Classification
INFO 248-13, -14 Beginning Cataloging and Classification
INFO 266-11 Collection Management
INFO 266-12 Collection Management Closed
INFO 266-13 Collection Management Closed
INFO 281-10 Metadata Closed
INFO 281-11 Metadata Closed
INFO 287-11 RDA (1 unit) Runs from Feb. 1 – Mar. 1
INFO 287-12 Subject Analysis (1 unit) Runs from Apr. 12 – May 10
INFO 287-13 Library Services in the Digital Age

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Information Intermediation and Instruction
INFO 210-10 Reference and Information Services, General -Three (3) Unit Version Closed
INFO 210-11, -15 Reference and Information Services, General -Three (3) Unit Version
INFO 210-12 Reference and Information Services, General -Three (3) Unit Version Closed
INFO 210-13 Reference Collections in the 21st Century (1 unit), Runs from April 6 – May 3
INFO 210-14 Reference in the Age of Google: Marketing, Outreach, Management, and Evaluation (2 units), Runs from Jan. 25 – Mar. 22
INFO 220-10 Legal Resources (2 units) Runs from Feb. 8 – Apr. 12
INFO 220-11 Maps & GIS (2 units) Runs from Jan. 25 – Mar. 22
INFO 220-12 Data Services in Libraries
INFO 244-10, -11 Online Searching Both Sections are Closed
INFO 250-10 Instructional Design K-12 Focus
INFO 250-11, -12 Instructional Design Non K-12 Focus Both Sections are Closed
INFO 254-10 Information Literacy and Learning Closed
INFO 254-11 Information Literacy and Learning
INFO 287-10 User Experience

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Library Services for Children and Young Adults
INFO 237-10 School Library Media Materials
INFO 260A-10 Programming and Services for Children Closed
INFO 260A-11 Programming and Services for Children Closed
INFO 261A-10 Programming and Services for Young Adults Closed
INFO 263-10 Materials for Children Closed
INFO 265-10 Materials for Young Adults
INFO 267-10 Intellectual Freedom – YA
INFO 267-11 Outreach Services to Children and Teens (2 units) Runs from Mar. 13 – May 15

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Courses Covering Specific Library Environments
INFO 230-10 Issues in Academic Libraries Closed
INFO 232-10, -11 Issues in Public Libraries Both Sections are Closed
INFO 233-10 School Library Media Centers
INFO 281-20 Indigenous Cultural Institutions and Practices of Librarianship

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Research and Program Evaluation
INFO 285-10 Youth Services
INFO 285-11, -12 Action Research Both Sections are Closed
INFO 285-13 History Research Methods Closed
INFO 285-14 Evaluating Programs and Services Closed
INFO 285-17 Research in Academic Libraries Closed

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Language and Culture for Information Professionals
SPAN 132-10 Beginning Spanish (4 units) is offered online by World Languages for the School of Information. The course can be used toward an MLIS.

*New course offered for the first time in spring 2023 or new instructor for this class. No prior course syllabus available.

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