MLIS Electives for MARA Students Application Form


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.

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 beginning on June 13th.

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 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.

Student Information

For new students: leave this blank as you will not yet have a student ID #. For continuing students, please enter 9-digit student ID #.

Course Information

Select the term for the MLIS electives you want to take.

MLIS elective number 1
MLIS elective number 2

If you selected 2 MLIS Electives above, then indicate your preferences for the 2nd elective here. Otherwise leave blank.