School of Library and Information Studies

Undergraduate Courses

Courses may not be offered each year. Check Course Timetables for current availability.

LIS 210 Critical Strategies for the Information Universe
This course explores the challenges of acquiring, evaluating and communicating information.  Students will examine information theory and practical techniques relating to the Internet, databases, and other electronic sources, to develop a critical understanding of the information universe.  Open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year undergraduate students.
LIS 401 Survey of Children's Literature
A survey of literature for children from infancy through the elementary school years with an emphasis on books currently read by children.  Children's reading needs and interests, and issues and trends will be examined.  This course is not open to MLIS students.
LIS 402/510 Storytelling 
The past and present forms of storytelling, including the oral tradition, the function of the storyteller, the selection of material and the techniques of telling stories and listening to stories. This course is not open to MLlS students.
LIS 403/515 Materials for Young Adults
A survey of fiction in all media forms for upper elementary and secondary school-aged readers.  Adolescents' reading and media needs and interests, and current issues and trends will be examined. This course is not open to MLIS students.
LIS 404/518 Comic Books and Graphic Novels in School and Public Libraries Available Online
Examines the history and contemporary reality of Comic Book publishing and readership in Canada, Great Britain, Japan and the United States, and issues related to the perception of the format of educators, librarians, and readers.  Focus on collection development, censorship concerns and challenges, gender issues in both readership and content, genres, and impact of the Internet.
LIS 405/516 Canadian Children's Literature for Young People in Schools and Libraries Available Online
A survey of Canadian children's materials from books for babies to those aimed at the young adult market.  Focus on contemporary works, trends in both publishing and content, and issues such as censorship, multimedia forms and the Internet.