WISE Fall 2022


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  • Course offerings posted: June 6, 2022
  • Priority application period: June 6-17, 2022
  • Applications accepted through July 1, 2022
WISE classes approved for iSchool students for Fall 2022
Course Information Description
Asian American Youth Literature (2 credits)

Course runs Aug. 22 – Oct. 14, 2022. Course meets online on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:55pm Central /  3:00-4:55pm Pacific.

Host University: University of Illinois
This course examines books, media, and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) that include representations of the Asian diaspora, with special attention paid to patterns of immigration, exclusion, identity formation, and community building. The class will prepare students to better select, interpret, evaluate, and promote Asian American literature, media, and resources according to young people’s various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).  View recent syllabus.

Priority application period extended to June 21, 2022 for this course.
African American Intellectual History, Bibliography, and Librarianship (4 credits)

Course runs Aug. 22 – Dec. 7, 2022. Course meets online on Saturdays from 2:30-4:30pm Central / 12:30-2:30pm Pacific.

Host University: University of Illinois
Instructor: Alkalimat, Abdul
Considers the intellectual output by and about African Americans within formal institutions of higher education and from the broader community: colleges, universities, libraries, journals, social movements, and digital forms of research publication. Past approaches to bibliography 
and mapping of the cultural record and more recent digital projects focused on African American content. Includes the role of African American librarians. Approach can be applied to any group or culture.

Priority application period extended to June 21, 2022 for this course.
Applied Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Communication (3 credits)

Course runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 30, 2022. Course is asynchronous.

Host University: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Instructor: Capra, Rob
An applied course introducing computational statistical analysis, machine learning, data exploration and communication with a focus on applied concepts as encountered within common data science applications.
Information Professions and Community Engagement (3 credits)

Course runs Sept. 6 – Dec. 14, 2022. Course is asynchronous.

Host University: Rutgers
Instructor: Kranich, Nancy
This course provides an introduction to, and overview of, community engagement theory and practice and its relevance to building the relationships that serve the information needs of communities in the digital age. Topics covered include community in theory and practice, social capital, social networks, information needs of communities, engagement methodology, evaluation, and collective impact and their relationship to library and information science organizations.
Video Games in Libraries (3 credits)

Course runs Aug. 25-Dec. 21, 2022. Course is asynchronous.

Host University: Queens College
Instructor: Sanchez, Jose
This course will examine video games from a cultural, social, and learning perspective. Rather than focusing on game design or analysis of game play, this course will focus on ways in which video games have been used in libraries as part of collections, for special events, and for teaching and learning. Through readings of critical works we will engage with questions such as are video games primarily artifacts of play or are video games an expressive form such as poetry and theater? Using a variety of theoretical & methodological approaches a range of topics will be discussed; gender and race in gaming; intellectual property and commodification in games, players as producers of game content; games as sandboxes; and virtual worlds.


See general information about taking WISE classes. For further questions, contact Alison Johnson.