Students in the School of Information Sciences MLIS program will take INF 6010 and INF 6080 as their first courses. They are to be taken in the order listed:
- INF 6010
- INF 6080 (eligible for course waiver)
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 INF 6010.
- Second semester INF 6080.
- Third semester INF 6120 or INF 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 INF 6010 and INF 6080.
- Second semester for regular INF Students: INF 6120 or INF 6210 and any appropriate elective.
- Second semester for students in certificate programs: INF 6120 or INF 6210 and/or the first required course in a certificate program.
- Students taking three courses in their first semester:
- INF 6010 and INF 6080.
- INF 6120 or INF 6210 or the first required course in a certificate program. Students in this situation should consult with their advisor about the third course.
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:
- INF 6120 or INF 6210 or the first required course in a certificate program should be taken early in a students' program.
- INF 6120, INF 6210 and INF 7040 should be taken as part of the first 18 credit hours .
- INF 7996 should be taken as part of the last 9 credit hours.
MSIM students will take INF 6000, Introduction to Information Management, as their first course. INF 6000 is a co-requisite for all other courses in the MSIM program. Students should consult with their advisor on balancing required courses with elective courses. INF 7960, Practicum - Information Management, will be completed during the student's last semester before graduation.
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.