Open Classes Course List
The list of summer 2021 courses below includes all electives offered. MLIS core courses are not offered through 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 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 summer 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 summer 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.
Tentative start and end dates for summer session classes are listed at the top of the schedules. Dates for variable unit classes will be added to the schedule later.
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 MLIS and MARA courses are for three units and cover the full 10-week session. However, there are several 1-unit and 2-unit MLIS and MARA courses available, reducing the cost to enroll, as well as the time needed to complete the course.
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 April 23rd, 2021, at 8 am Pacific, and then we will get in touch with you to confirm whether space is available. Request period will close on, May 7th 2021, at 5 pm Pacific. 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 06/01/21 to 08/06/21.
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 Profession
- Developing and Managing Information Systems and Web Applications
- Information Assurance, Big Data, Informatics, and Information Visualization
- Leadership and Management
- Managing, Preserving, and Curating Digital Assets, Records, and Other Cultural Heritage Artifacts
- Information Organization and Retrieval
- Information Intermediation and Instruction
- Library Services for Children and Young Adults
- Adult Services
- Courses Covering Specific Library Environments
- Research and Program Evaluation
|Emerging Trends in the Profession|
|INFO 287-13||STEM in Libraries|
|INFO 287-14||Augmented Virtual Reality|
|Developing and Managing Information Systems and Web Applications|
|INFO 240-10, -11||Information Technology Tools and Applications|
|INFO 246-10||Web 2.0 and Social Media|
|INFO 246-11||MySQL in Depth|
|INFO 246-12||Graphic Design for Librarians (2 units) Runs from June 1 – July 27|
|Information Assurance, Big Data, Informatics and Information Visualization|
|INFM 208-10||Information Security – Information Assurance Note: INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement (1 unit) Runs from June 1st – June 29th|
|Leadership and Management|
|INFO 275-10||Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities|
|INFO 281-13||Community Partnerships (1 unit) Runs from July 6th – August 2nd|
|INFO 281-14||Scholarly Communication and Publishing: Access, Intellectual Property and Impact (2 units) Runs from June 7th – August 2nd|
|INFO 281-15||Global Principles – Local Libraries* (2 units) Runs from June 1st – July 27th|
|INFO 281-16||Open Education: OER and Open Pedagogy (1 unit) Runs from June 30th – July 27th|
|INFO 281-17||Serving Homeless Patrons (1 unit) Runs from June 14th – July 12th|
|INFO 282-10||Prison Library Management|
|INFO 282-11||Workflow assessment and design in collaboration with technology teams (1 unit) Runs from June 14th – July 11th|
|INFO 282-12||Project Management (2 units) Runs from June 1st – July 27th|
|INFO 282-13||Using Social Media for Competitive and Company Research|
|INFO 286-10||Interpersonal Communication Skills for Librarians|
|Managing, Preserving, and Curating Digital Assets, Records, and Other Cultural Heritage Artifacts|
|INFO 256-10||Archives and Manuscripts|
|INFO 284-11||Photographic Preservation|
|INFO 284-12||Incunabula and Early Printing (2 units) Runs from June 1st – July 27th|
|INFO 284-13||Oral History (2 units) Runs from June 1st – July 27th|
|INFO 284-14||Special Collections (2 units) Runs from June 3rd – July 29th|
|MARA 284-10||Ethics for Archivists and Records and Information Management Professionals (1 unit) Runs from July 5th – August 6th|
|MARA 284-11||Community Archives* (2 units) Runs from June 1st – July 27th|
|MARA 284-12||Navigating the Archives and Records/Information Management Job Market* (1 unit) Runs from July 1st – July 31st|
|INFM 206-10||Electronic Records Foundations* INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement Runs from TBA|
|INFM 207-10||DAM – Digital Assets Management (2 units) Runs from TBA INFM classes are $525 per unit, INFM Tech. Competency Requirement Runs from TBA|
|Information Organization and Retrieval|
|INFO 247-10||Vocabulary Design|
|INFO 248-10, -11||Beginning Cataloging and Classification|
|INFO 248-12, -13||Beginning Cataloging and Classification|
|INFO 266-10||Collection Management|
|INFO 266-11||Collection Management*|
|INFO 287-10||Linked Data (2 units) Note: Requires a very strong cataloging background. Runs from June 7th – August 2nd|
|Information Intermediation and Instruction|
|INFO 210-10, -11||Reference and Information Services, General (3 unit version)|
|INFO 210-12||Reference and Information Services, General (3 unit version)|
|INFO 220-10||Film and Media Collections|
|INFO 220-11||Data Services in Libraries*|
|INFO 220-12||Consumer Health Librarianship (1 unit) Runs from June 1st – July 1st|
|INFO 220-13||GLBTIQ Resources and Services*|
|INFO 244-10||Online Searching|
|INFO 250-10||Instructional Design K-12 Focus|
|INFO 250-11, -12||Instructional Design Non K-12 Focus|
|Library Services for Children and Young Adults|
|INFO 260A-10||Programming and Services for Children|
|INFO 261A-10, -11||Programming and Services for Young Adults|
|INFO 265-10||Materials for Young Adults|
|INFO 267-10||International Children’s Literature (2 units)* Runs from June 1st – July 27th|
|INFO 268-10||History of Youth Literature*|
|INFO 281-12||Booktalking and Booktrailering|
|INFO 281-11||Graphic Novels (1 unit) Runs from June 1st – June 28th|
|INFO 287-12||Adult Literacy|
|Courses Covering Specific Library Environments|
|INFO 231-10||Issues in Special Libraries and Information Centers|
|INFO 237-10||School Library Media Materials*|
|INFO 287-11||Digital Libraries|
|Research and Program Evaluation|
|INFO 285-10||Unobtrusive Research: Analyzing Existing Data/Content*|
|INFO 285-11||Research in Academic Libraries|
|INFO 285-13||Evaluating Programs and Services|
|INFO 285-14||Historical Research|
|INFO 285-15||Historical Research|
*New course offered for the first time in summer 2021 or new instructor. No prior course syllabus available.