Students who have entered the MARA degree program in fall 2012 or later are required to take three MLIS electives (or MARA electives when available) from an approved list to complement the 11 required MARA courses. This form can be used to select up to two courses for the upcoming term. Because not every course topic runs each semester, you should 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. 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. The form will open on March 20th at 8 am Pacific for Summer 2017 requests and will remain open until May 19th at 5 pm Pacific. We will not receive the course permission numbers until closer to the first week of summer registration. We will be in touch with everyone who submits a form informing students of the timeline for distribution of permission numbers. Requests are fulfilled in the order in which they are received. For best selection, please complete the form right when it first opens. For Fall 2017 MLIS elective requests, submit choices: April 17th 8am Pacific, through Aug 11th, 5pm Pacific.
Step 1: Check the list of current pre-approved MLIS courses and topics to be used as MARA electives: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/programs/mara/mara-curriculum/mlis-electives to see what classes you would be interested in taking.
MLIS course descriptions are available at: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/current-students/courses/core-courses-and-electives. Previous syllabi and special session MLIS course rotations are also helpful planning tools.
Step 2: Check which specific topics are on offer from the upcoming special session schedule of classes.
MARA students may also elect to take up to 6 units of credit by enrolling in courses offered through the Web–based Information Science Education (WISE). This is a unique opportunity for SJSU School of Information students to take online learning courses from other accredited U.S. and Canadian schools and some schools from other countries. The MARA coordinator will pre-approve courses from the WISE offerings each term that relate to the MARA curriculum. MARA students can then apply for a seat in any of those pre-approved WISE courses. If the application is accepted, the student would then contact Debbie Faires for a permission number to register for INFO 298 through SJSU.
Step 3: Submit this form.
If you have questions related to the form, the approved MLIS electives, or your schedule, please contact Dr. Pat Franks, MARA academic advisor.