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Below is the list of graduate-level courses which may be delivered by the McGill University School of Information Studies. For a brief description, term offered, and instructor, click on the course name.

For more information about program-specific course requirements, see:
>Master of Information Studies   >Graduate Certificates   >PhD in Information Studies

Courses

Pre-/Co-requisites*

GLIS 601 Foundations of Info Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 602 Integrating Research&Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 601
GLIS 603 Research Project 1 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 601, application form, proposal, permission. For information and application form, see: course outlines
GLIS 604 Research Project 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 603, GLIS 611 or equivalent, permission
GLIS 607 Organization of Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 608 Classification & Cataloguing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 607
GLIS 609 Metadata & Access 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 611 Research Principles&Analysis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 601
GLIS 612 History of Books & Printing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 601, GLIS 619
GLIS 613 Library and Archival History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 601
GLIS 614 Public Libraries 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 615 Reference&Information Services 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 619
GLIS 616 Information Retrieval 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 617
GLIS 617 Information System Design 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 618 Collection Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 619 Info Behaviour and Resources 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 620 Managing Info. Organizations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 601
GLIS 625 Information Architecture 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 626 Usability Analysis&Assessment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 627 User-Centered Design 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 629 Information Security 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 617
GLIS 630 Data Mining 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 617
GLIS 633 Multimedia Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 617
GLIS 634 Web System Design & Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 617
GLIS 636 Government Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 619
GLIS 637 Sci. & Technical Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 619
GLIS 638 Business Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 619
GLIS 639 Introduction to Museology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 641 Archival Description & Access 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 642 Preservation Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 644 Descriptive Bibliography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 619
GLIS 645 Archival Principles & Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 647 Research Project 3 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 603, GLIS 604, GLIS 611 or equivalent, permission
GLIS 649 Digital Curation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 650 Digital Libraries 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 617
GLIS 651 Humanities&Social Science Info 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 619
GLIS 655 Language and Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 656 Abstracting & Indexing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 607
GLIS 657 Database Design & Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 617
GLIS 660 Enterprise Content Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 661 Knowledge Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 601
GLIS 662 Intellectual Capital 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 663 Knowledge Taxonomies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 664 Knowledge Networks 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 665 Competitive Intelligence 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GLIS 671 Health Sciences Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 619
GLIS 672 Law Information 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 619
GLIS 673 Bioinformatics Resources 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 619
GLIS 679 Information Literacy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 619
GLIS 689 Selected Topics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 601; application form, proposal, permission. For information and application form, see: course outlines
GLIS 690 Information Policy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 601

GLIS 691 Special Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Information Search & Evaluation (Beheshti)
The course focuses on search tools, search aids, search strategies and database structures in a variety of disciplines. Topics include selection of relevant databases, search strategies, and evaluation of the results in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, law, business, engineering, and health sciences.

 
GLIS 692 Special Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Music Information Retrieval (Guastavino)
Overview of foundation, terminology and principles of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) with a focus on the users of MIR systems. Examination of recent developments and applications in MIR. Critical discussion of research methods and findings from user studies in MIR. Application to user studies in Music Information Retrieval.
 
GLIS 693 Special Topics 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Information and Cognition (Frissen)
This course offers an introduction to the cognitive aspects of human-information interaction. Includes topics such as knowledge representation; tacit knowledge; decision making and problem solving; information encoding into, and retrieval from memory; information avoidance; information overload and dealing with uncertainty; how mental health issues affect information behavior; and the multimodal nature of the mind.
 
GLIS 699 Practicum 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

24 credits (4 req. & 4 complementary courses), satisfactory academic standing, application form, approval of Practicum Coordinator. Students will apply for the Winter Practicum program in the Fall semester. For more information about the program, see the Practicum pages.

Courses

GLIS 701 Comprehensive Examination
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
GLIS 702 Seminar in Information Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 703 Research Paradigms in IS 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 704 Research Design in IS 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GLIS 705 Readings in IS 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

* Prerequisites may be waived by the instructor.

Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registration and for the completion of specified degree requirements. Students should consult their program requirements and speak to their academic advisor for guidance in course selection.

Program-specific information and requirements:
>Master of Information Studies   >Graduate Certificates   >PhD in Information Studies
 


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