MLIS Electives for MARA Students Application Form

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Students interested in taking courses from the MLIS program as elective for the MARA degree, must select from a pre-approved list. MARA students are limited to 9 units of INFO electives from the approved list. 

This form can be used to select up to two MLIS elective courses for the upcoming term. Because not every course topic runs each semester, you should first check the special session schedule of courses offered for the upcoming term before submitting this form. The “Note” column on the schedule contains the seminar topic and any specific dates for 1 or 2 unit electives

For each course, you are asked to select a second choice in case classes are full or canceled. The courses on this list are the only INFO courses approved as electives for MARA students. Some INFO courses run with multiple topics, but the topics included on this form are the only ones approved for MARA students. Check the Notes column of the upcoming Special Session schedule to see if any courses are 1 or 2 unit classes, with variable start and end dates. We will not receive the course permission numbers until closer to the first week of registration. Requests are fulfilled in the order in which they are received. For best selection, please complete the form right when it first opens.

Please submit Summer 2024 INFO elective permission number requests March 18th, 2024 beginning at 8 am Pacific. Summer Special Session MySJSU registration begins on April 10th, 2024 and ends May 30th, 2024. Summer classes fill quickly, so it is best to submit INFO elective choices as soon as the form opens.

Fall 2024: Please make Fall 2024 elective requests no earlier than April 15th, 2024. The webform will remain open for requests through Aug. 9, 2024. Seats are on a space available basis, so it is best to submit requests early. Fall 2024 Continuing Students Special Session MySJSU registration opens April 30th. New MARA students for Fall 2024 will register in early June, date TBA.

Registration dates and tutorials for new and continuing special session students, are available on our website.

How to Use this Form

Step 1: Check the list of current *pre-approved MLIS courses and topics to be used as MARA electives to see which classes and topics you would be interested in taking. 

*Contact the MARA Coordinator directly for approval regarding any variable unit (1 and 2 unit) INFO electives that are not listed on the approved list and then copy the outreach specialist with this approval.

MLIS course descriptions are available at http://ischool.sjsu.edu/mlis-electives. Previous syllabi and Special Session MLIS course rotations are also helpful planning tools.

Step 2: Check which specific topics are offered from the upcoming Special Session schedule of classes.

Step 3: Submit this form.

If you have questions related to the form, the approved MLIS electives, or your schedule, please contact Dr. Darra Hofman MARA academic advisor.