Wayne State University

Course Sequencing

Requirements

Students in the School of Information Sciences will take LIS 6010 and LIS 6080 as the first courses in their program. They are to be taken in the order listed:

  1. LIS 6010
  2. LIS 6080

These courses must be completed or in progress before other courses may be taken.
Examples of student enrollment patterns for this policy:

  • Students taking one course at a time:
    • First semester LIS 6010.
    • Second semester LIS 6080.
    • Third semester LIS 6120 or LIS 6210 or the first required course in a certificate program. Students in this situation should consult with their advisor about the third course.
  • Students taking two courses at a time:
    • First semester LIS 6010 and LIS 6080.
    • Second semester for regular LIS Students: LIS 6120 or LIS 6210 and any appropriate elective.
    • Second semester for students in certificate programs: LIS 6120 or LIS 6210 and/or the first required course in a certificate program.
  • Students taking three courses in their first semester:
    • LIS 6010 and LIS 6080.
      AND
    • LIS 6120 or LIS 6210 or the first required course in a certificate program. Students in this situation should consult with their advisor about the third course.
       

Strongly Recommended

Consultation with an advisor can aid students in determining appropriate course sequencing. It is strongly recommended that the remainder of the core courses be completed as follows:

  • LIS 6120 or LIS 6210 or the first required course in a certificate program should be taken early in a students' program.
  • LIS 6120, LIS6210 and LIS 7040 should be taken as part of the first 18 credit hours .
  • LIS 7996 should be taken as part of the last 9 credit hours.
     

General Guidelines

The 6000-level courses are most suitable for new students. Course content and class assignments are more advanced for the 7000-level and 8000-level courses and build on the material taught in the 6000-level courses. If students have questions regarding course sequencing, they should consult with their advisors.