Courses

Timetables for 2018/2019

You can also find course availability by semester in the Minerva Dynamic Schedule. SIS courses begin with the subject code "GLIS."

Course Outlines

A selection of course outlines are available here.

The following provides a guide for the course registration process.

For comprehensive registration information, consult the McGill Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Registration page. Additional information for incoming MISt students is included in the the MISt Student Handbook "Course registration guide" section.

Course schedules

For schedules, consult the course timetables or McGill's Minerva Dynamic Schedule. Note: All School of Information Studies courses begin with the prefix "GLIS."

"REGN" code

The "REGN" registration confirmation code is a required McGill administrative code to confirm registration for graduate students. Registration in Minerva of the REGN registration confirmation course is mandatory for all graduate students each term. Don't forget! Note: There is no charge associated with registering for the REGN, and advisor approval is not required prior to REGN registration.

Fall: REGN 2334
Winter: REGN 2262

Deadlines

LATE REGISTRATION FEE: Please note that if you register after the regular regulation period, you will be charged for late registration. See the McGill Student Account Fees, Fines & Charges page.

To avoid late registration fees, register for at least one course via Minerva before the normal registration period ends. If you will be attending SIS but have not yet selected courses, register for the REGN course before the start of the term to confirm you are a student in that term. You can register for additional courses any time up to the deadline for add/drops. 

MISt program - Completion of required courses

A significant number of MISt courses have one of the four required courses as prerequisites; students are strongly advised to complete the four required MISt courses in their first semester. Throughout the program, students themselves are responsible to ensure that the required courses are completed and program requirements are met. For any questions about course and program planning and requirements, students should contact their academic advisors.

Not in a SIS program?

Graduate-level students from other McGill units, external units, and SIS graduates may be eligible to apply to register for certain SIS courses, space and permission permitting. Not all courses are available to students who are not enrolled in programs at the School. For more information, please contact the SIS Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator (see below). Please note: SIS courses are offered on campus at McGill University in Montreal; online course are not available.

Contact

For any questions about course planning and program requirements, please contact your academic advisor. PhD students: please contact your supervisor.

For questions about the course registration process, contact:
Kathryn Hubbard, SIS Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator
514.398.4204 (Ext. 0742)
kathryn.hubbard [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

 

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 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 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 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

Introduction to Data Science

This course provides an introduction to the field of data science with a focus on the application of its various tools and methodologies in a professional context. It covers the theoretical background and context of data science as a new field, and allow students to become familiar with the basics of the end-to-end data science workflow, including data modelling, descriptive and predictive analytics, technical implementation and results reporting. The course is acceptable for technical and non-technical audiences, but for non-technical students will require the willingness to learn basics of programming in R

 
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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