Open Classes Course List

Overview

Spring 2021 Course List — Open Classes

The list of spring 2021 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 2021 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 spring 2021 Open Class may not be the same instructor in the sample syllabus we have linked to from a previous semester. 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 do not need to complete any core course prerequisites prior to enrolling. Students requesting INFM courses through Open Classes 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. 1, 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. 04, 2021 at 5 pm. We will not be able to process requests after that time.

MLIS and MARA Electives

Fees for MLIS and MARA classes are $474 per unit. Classes are 3 units unless specified.

Semester runs 01-27-21 to 05-17-21

MS Informatics Electives

Fees for Informatics classes are $525 per unit.

Check INFM course dates listed for each class.

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 Professions
INFO 282-11 Emerging Future Technology Issues and Trends
INFO 287-15 Problem Solving with Data – Part 2* (2 units) Runs from Jan. 27 – Mar. 24
INFM 202-10 Information Security Overview (1 unit) Runs from Jan 11 – Mar 7. Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement
INFO 287-16 Collecting and Analysing Data* 
Developing and Managing Information Systems and Web Applications
INFO 240 -12 Web Design and Programming Closed
INFO 246-10 JavaScript/jQuery
INFO 246-11   Python (2 units) Runs from Mar 15 – May 17
INFO 246-12 Web Frameworks with Bootstrap (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 27 – Feb. 24
INFO 246-14 Learning to use Drupal and Understanding Content Management Systems Closed
INFO 246-15 Information Architecture
INFO 246-16 APIs (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 27 – Feb. 24
INFO 251-10 Web Usability
INFO 293-10 Introduction to Data Networking
INFM 201-10 Informatics Technology Foundations (2 units) Runs from Jan. 11 – Mar. 7. Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement
INFM 204-10 Human Centered Design (2 units) Runs from Mar. 15 – May 17. Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement
Information Assurance, Big Data, Informatics and Information Visualization
INFO 246-13 Information Visualization Closed
INFM 203-10 Big Data Analytics and Management (2 units) Runs from Mar. 15 – May 17. Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement
INFO 287-14 Cybersecurity
Leadership and Management
INFO 275-10 Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities Closed
INFO 281-13 Intercultural Communication (2 units) Runs from Jan. 27 – Mar. 24 Closed
INFO 281-14 Civic Literacy (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 27 – Feb. 24 Closed
INFO 281-15 Information Integrity (2 units) Runs from Mar. 15 – May 17
INFO 281-16 Cultural Competency for Information Professionals (3 units) Closed
INFO 281-17 Serving Homeless Patrons* (1 unit) Runs from Feb. 3 – Mar. 3 Closed
INFO 281-18 Global Librarianship* (2 units) Runs from TBA New Instructor: Megan Price
INFO 282-12 Community Leadership* (3 units)
INFO 282-13 Financial Management (1 unit) Runs from Feb. 3 – Mar. 3 Closed
INFO 282-14 Change Management (1 unit) Runs from Mar. 3 – Apr. 7 Closed
INFO 282-15 Political Advocacy (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 27 – Feb. 24 Closed
INFO 282-16 Information Vendor Landscape (2 units) Runs from Feb. 3 – Apr. 7
INFO 282-17 Project Management (2 units) Runs from Jan. 27 – Mar. 24
INFO 282-18 Knowledge Management (1 unit) Runs from Feb. 3 – Mar. 3
INFM 205-10 Informatics Project Management (2 units) Runs from Mar. 15 – May 17. Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement
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 Closed 
INFO 259-10 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. 27 – Mar. 24 Closed
INFO 284-15 History of Libraries in the US (2 units) Runs from Jan. 27 – Mar. 24 Closed
MARA 210-10 Records Creation, Appraisal and Retention Closed
MARA 249-10 Management of Digital Data, Information and Records* New Instructor: Connie Rodriguez Closed
MARA 283-10 Enterprise Content Management and Digital Preservation
MARA 284-10 Information Assurance* New Instructor: Andrew Ysasi
MARA 284-11 Advocacy and the Professional Image of Archivists in Popular Culture (1 unit) Runs from Ja. 27 – Mar. 8
Information Organization and Retrieval
INFO 241-10 The ILS and basic functionality for all library systems (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 27 – Feb. 24
INFO 241-11 Current Expansions of the ILS already in play (e-books, social media) (1 unit) Runs from Mar. 3 – Apr. 7
INFO 241-12 Emerging technologies that could be pieces in 3-5 years (linked data, the Internet of Things) (1 unit) Runs from Apr. 14 – May 12
INFO 242-10 Database Management
INFO 247-10 Vocabulary Design
INFO 248-10 Beginning Cataloging and Classification Closed
INFO 248-13 / -14 Beginning Cataloging and Classification Section 13 is Closed
INFO 266-10 Collection Management Closed
INFO 266-11 Collection Management Closed
INFO 266-12 Collection Management Closed
INFO 266-13 Collection Management *
INFO 281-10 Metadata Closed
INFO 281-11 Metadata Closed
INFO 287-11 RDA (1 unit) Runs from Jan. 27 – Feb. 24 Note: Requires a very strong cataloging background.
INFO 287-12 Subject Analysis (1 unit) Runs from Mar. 3 – Apr. 7 Note: Requires a very strong cataloging background.
INFO 287-13 Library Services in the Digital Age Closed
Information Intermediation and Instruction
INFO 210-10 Reference and Information Services, General -Three (3) Unit Version Closed
INFO 210-11 Reference and Information Services, General -Three (3) Unit Version Closed
INFO 210-11 Reference and Information Services, General -Three (3) Unit Version Closed
INFO 210-13 Reference Collections in the 21st century (1 unit) Runs from Apr. 7 – May 5 Closed
INFO 210-14 Reference in the Age of Google: Marketing, Outreach, Management, and Evaluation (2 units) Runs from Jan 27 – Mar. 24 Closed
INFO 210-15 Reference and Information Services, General -Three (3) Unit Version* New Instructor: Ozoh Closed
INFO 220-10 Legal Resources (2 units) Runs from Feb. 10 – Apr. 14 Closed
INFO 220-11 Maps & GIS (2 units) Runs from Feb. 8 – Apr. 9
INFO 220-12 Psychology of the Information User
INFO 244-11 Online Searching Closed
INFO 250-10 Instructional Design K-12 Focus Closed
INFO 250-12 Instructional Design Non K-12 Focus Closed
INFO 254-10   Information Literacy and Learning Closed
INFO 254-11 Information Literacy and Learning Closed
INFO 287-10 User Experience
Library Services for Children and Young Adults
INFO 237-10 School Library Media Materials* New Instructor: Sweeney Pennucci
INFO 260A-10 Programming and Services for Children Closed
INFO 261A-11 Programming and Services for Young Adults 
INFO 263-10 Materials for Children Closed
INFO 265-10 Materials for Young Adults Closed
INFO 267-10 Intellectual Freedom – YA
INFO 267-11 Outreach services to Teens and Children* (2 units) Runs from Jan. 27 – Mar. 24
Courses Covering Specific Library Environments
INFO 230-10 Issues in Academic Libraries Closed
INFO 232-11 Issues in Public Libraries Closed
INFO 233-10 School Library Media Centers
Research and Program Evaluation
INFO 285-10 Youth Services Closed
INFO 285-13 Action Research Closed
INFO 285-14 Historical Research Closed
INFO 285-15 Evaluating Programs and Services
Language and Culture for Information Professionals
SPAN 132-10 Beginning Spanish (4 units) is offered online by World Languages for the School of Information. This course can be used toward an MLIS. Closed

*New course offered for the first time in spring 2021 or new instructor. No prior course syllabus available.