WISE Fall 2020



  • June 3: Courses posted
  • June 3 – June 21: Students may apply to be WISE participants for Fall 2020 by filling out the WISE course request form 
  • June 21: Form closes
  • June 23: Students notified
WISE classes approved for iSchool students for Fall 2020
Course Title Host University Instructor Additional Information Credit Hours
Motivational Aspects of Information Use

Theories of motivation and behavior affecting information use in learning, workplace, and virtual environments. Emphasis on applying motivational theories and models to management practices in information organizations and to the design of information resources and presentations.
Syracuse University Arnone, Marilyn Course runs from Aug. 31 – Dec. 11, 2020 3
Social Justice in Youth Literature

This course examines books, media, and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) in a multicultural, globalized, and increasingly digital media-saturated world. Explores the history of multicultural writing for youth, and major issues and debates of youth literature concerning diversity, racism, power, ideology, etc. Guides students to better select, interpret, evaluate, and promote such literature, media, and resources according to young people’s various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).
University of Illinois Lucht, Karla Course runs from Aug. 24 – Oct. 16, 2020; this class meets online each Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 Pacific Time 2
Business Information Sources & Services

A survey of print and electronic information sources as well as coverage of basic business concepts is provided. It will include sources basic to business, finance, trade, company and industry reference and be both national and international in scope. The objective will be to familiarize students with source material, including government sources and statistics, industry and trade literature, used for business research. Attention will also be paid to the information needs of business people and researchers as well as the issues and concerns associated with business information gathering and research.
Simmons University Schuller, Linda Course runs from Sept. 2 – Dec. 15, 2020 3


See general information about taking WISE classes. For further questions, contact Debbie Faires.