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INFS 340 - Research in Special Collections and Archives
Fall 2017, Section 01

ID #Subj#SecTitleDatesDaysTimeCrdsStatusInstructorDelivery MethodLoc
000031 INFS 340 01 Research in Special Collections and Archives
08/24 - 12/07
Th
1:00pm - 4:20pm
4.0 Open Kantar, Maythee
Abbott, Lu
Blended/Hybrid Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University
Building/Room: St Johns Hall 153


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
8/24/2017 - 12/7/2017 Th 1:00pm - 4:20pm St Johns Hall 153 Kantar, Maythee
Abbott, Lu

Notes
  • Community Engagement
  • Note: This course combines reduced classroom time with significant online work. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to www.metrostate.edu/col click on Student Resources. Students must log into the class no later than the first day, August 24. There are assignments that FIRST week of class. The only class meetings are three required field trips. Field trip directions are posted as soon as the class is open on D2L. Transportation and parking fees are the student's responsibility. Students will choose three trips from the following six field trips Thursday Day Trips Aug. 31; Sept. 7, Sept. 14 from 1-4:20 and Tuesday Evening Trips 5:30-8:30 on Aug. 29; Sept. 12 and Sept.19.

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 24 Enrolled: 18 Seats Remaining: 6

Prerequisites (Courses and Tests)
[WRIT 131 - Writing I]
Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until August 27, 2017, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 20, 2017.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $910.12
Tuition -nonresident: $1,856.92
Approximate Course Fees: $137.88

Course Level
Undergraduate

General/Liberal Education Category
  • General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies
  • Oral and Visual Communication

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 01 - Communication
    • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
    • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
    • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
    • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
    • Construct logical and coherent arguments.
    • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in their writing and speaking.
  • Goal 05 - Hist/Soc/Behav Sci
    • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
    • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
    • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
    • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Description
Students will explore the history of libraries and special research collections around the world and be introduced to field research in local special library/archive collections at the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis Central Library (Hennepin County) and the St. Paul Public Library. Online research with digital special collections from around the United States will also be a part of the course, including virtual discussions with curators. Students will have an opportunity to develop individual research projects, work as interns or explore other special projects using these unique special collections. All students welcome and supplemental instructional units will be provided for students who have not had library database instruction.

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