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Courses - Fall 2023
Information Studies
Theoretical and Epistemological Foundations in Information Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: INST888 or INST801.
Formerly: INST888.
Pursuing a doctorate in information studies involves the scholarly examination of the interaction between people, information, technology, and society. There are, however, as many ways to examine the interaction of people, information, technology, and society as there are researchers and ways of understanding what counts as evidence and knowledge in different components of the field. Students will be introduced to the diverse scholarly traditions that comprise information studies. Students will explore why there are so many ways of knowing and methods of discovery within the field, in order to help them identify the social theory and methods that will support their path through information scholarship.