Director Jill Lichtsinn
certificate in libraries and literacies: Katharine Ings, coordinator; ENG 254, ENG 476; LIB 200; ENG 311 or LIB 202.
200 LIBRARIES AND LITERACIES- 3 hours
This course provides an overview of the knowledge and skills required to work in academic, school media, public and special libraries, as well as museums, archives, and other information professions. Students will analyze the roles these institutions play and the ethical, legal and security issues that exist in today’s digital society. Students will learn to locate, evaluate, and utilize information effectively, and the final project will require them to design a tutorial that integrates course concepts and demonstrates skills that can apply to a number of information professions.
202 TRANSLITERACY IN A DIGITAL WORLD - 3 hours
This course will examine the concept of transliteracy (the ability to design, communicate, and interact with digital content using multiple media) in various information settings. Students will assess the ways institutions use social media and web 2.0 tools in order to analyze the impact these tools continue to have. Through the use of productivity and information curating tools, along with an understanding of social media privacy and copyright concerns, students will become responsible transliterate citizens, capable of contributing to today’s participatory digital society.
210 BURNED AND BANNED: CENSORED CHIILDREN’S LITERATURE - 3 hours
Censorship in public schools is an ongoing and challenging issue. What constitutes “appropriate” reading material? Who decides what is and is not “appropriate?” How do values and morals impact such decisions? The goal of the course will be to explore and analyze a variety of child and adolescent literature which has been historically banned, the nature for such decisions, and the implications of those decisions historically, socially, culturally, and politically. Censorship will be examined, analyzed, and evaluated from multiple perspectives, and in the process of this exploration, class members will clarify our own values about the role of literature in shaping youth. C-4LT.