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May 20th, 2021

West Lafayette, IN- Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies is pleased to announce the launch of the new Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science (GIS). Geospatial information plays an increasingly important role in many cutting-edge industries, including agriculture, engineering, environmental science, disaster recovery, health, social science, and digital humanities. The U.S. Department of Labor more…

March 1st, 2021

By: Matthew Hannah To go so far as to call this a “rise” may be a bit of exaggeration. After all, Purdue is well known for its commitment to innovative methodologies and cutting-edge areas of study. Certainly, this is true of the STEM disciplines, but it is also true of the humanities, social sciences, and more…

November 2nd, 2020

ILS 59500:  Information and Communication Strategies for the Technical Workplace Meeting Times: DIS Instructors: Margaret Phillips, Dave Zwicky, Michael Fosmire This course emphasizes the importance and role of strong information and communication skills (written, oral, graphical, and interpersonal) in a successful engineering or technology career. Search, evaluate, access, use, and synthesize technical information in order more…

November 1st, 2020

ILS 49500: Information Skills for Health Sciences Professionals Meeting Times: TR 9:30am-10:20am (Online) 1st 8 weeks Instructor: Jane Yatcilla So you want to go to medical school or veterinary school, or become a chiropractor, dentist, public health specialist, osteopath, occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician’s assistant, or get a PhD and do clinical research. Take this more…

October 30th, 2020

ILS 695:  Introduction to Computational Text Analysis in the Humanities and Social Sciences Meeting Times: TR 3:00-4:15 (Online) Instructor: Trevor Burrows Computational analysis of textual data has become increasingly important in the world of digital humanities, digital history, data science, and computational social science. This course provides an introduction to the methods, debates, controversies, and more…

October 29th, 2020

ILS 29500: Truth, Lies, and Trust: Credibility, Authority, and Quality in a Digital Age Meeting Times: Thurs 2:30-3:20pm Instructor:  John Fritch This course examines concepts of trust and authority and uses them to promote critical thinking and assessments regarding credibility.  Authoritative information sources, evaluative criteria, and technical tools will be enumerated and discussed as students more…

October 28th, 2020

ILS 39500:  Digital Cultural Studies Meeting Times:  DIS Instructor:  Matt Hannah We live in a technologically complex time, a time in which our access to and experience with technology has dramatic effects on our lifeworld. Digital cultural studies is an interdisciplinary and creative approach to understanding, theorizing, building, and critiquing the human experience of technology. more…

October 14th, 2020

ILS 23000:  Data Science and Society: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues  Meeting Time:  DIS Instructor:  Kendall Roark This course provides an introduction to Ethical, Legal Social Issues (ELSI) in Data Science. Students will be introduced to interdisciplinary theoretical and practical frameworks that can aid in exploring the impact and role of Data Science in society. more…

October 13th, 2020

ILS 59500: GIS for Humanities and Social Science Research Instructor: Nicole Kong This course will introduce you the skills of spatial thinking, basic functions of Geography Information Systems (GIS), and spatial research methods that are relevant to humanities, social science, and related fields. The course will start with introduction to basic GIS concepts and technology, more…

October 12th, 2020

Spring ’21 Course Spotlight ILS 39500H: Conflict & Control: Information in the 20th and 21st Century Meeting Times: TR: 1:30pm-2:20pm (1st 8 weeks) 1.0 CreditsInstructors: Jean-Pierre V M Hérubel, Thomas Gerrish, & Clarence Maybee Anytime information is used for a particular means, conflict is inevitable. This seminar course examines historical and current societal issues and more…