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Table 2.5 Required and elective courses map to MIS program goals

Goal and Objectives SLIS Courses (required courses bolded)
• Demonstrate understanding of research necessary for careers as information professionals
~ Understand current practices and historical perspectives on the creation, acquisition, representation, organization, dissemination, and use of information
~ Develop appropriate information management strategies and policies for organizations
~ Adopt technical, economic, cognitive, psychological, and social perspectives as needed to undertake and enhance these activities
S510, S513, S514, S515, S543, S544, S643
• Adopt socio-technical and user-centered approaches to studying information and communication technologies (ICT)
~ Understand the management and organizational structures of information organizations
~ Utilize effectively the theoretical and practical bases of information organization, architecture, storage, retrieval, and delivery systems
~ Apply techniques from human-computer interaction, systems analysis, programming, and database design to analyze user needs and information systems in social and organizational settings
~ Develop innovative solutions to address information, technology, and services problems and challenges
S510, S511, S512, S514, S515, S516, S517, S519, S534, S543, S544, S556, S643
• Work effectively within and across a variety of information settings and contexts
~ Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences
~ Identify information and technical resources that will support an organization's activities
~ Analyze, evaluate, and manage ICT to support organizational activities and work practices
~ Demonstrate knowledge of relevant concepts and theories of organizational behavior for managing people, information, and technology in public and private sector organizations
S511, S512, S513, S519, S532, S534, S541, S640, S643
• Participate successfully and responsibly in the information professions
~ Explain socio-economic, cultural, policy, and ethical issues involved in the design, development, management, and use of ICT
~ Engage in life-long learning, making effective use of the range of information resources (research and popular writings, professional organizations) that support information work
S510, S513, S514, S541, S542, S555, S640