Information Science

(Maymester 2021) This course examines the vast and varied field of information science through readings, lectures, and hands on activities, and introduces archaeologists to the application of its theories and methods using both U.S. and International Standards.  Students will be exposed to a variety of topics related to information and data.  Through hands on activities using real information and situations, they will develop skills which are highly valued in the professional world. The course will cover the basics of information professions and resources, while introducing the principles and practices of providing information services and developing systems to meet various information needs. We will discuss traditional and emerging approaches to information management, curation, and services across a full range of information organizations (medical, business, astronomy, archaeology). By the end of this course, students will not only be improved archaeologists, but will gain highly sought-after skills and knowledge needed in nearly all organizations.

Instructor: 
Michael Sinclair
Course Code: 
ARCM 103