Survey of Information Studies: Fall 2014


James Howison


University of Texas at Austin


Fall 2014


The core of this course is reading, analyzing and discussing academic articles across a broad conceptualization of Information Studies as an intellectual area. The material covered will give you a clear base of familiarity with the major research questions, approaches and genres of Information Studies. As a scholar in Information Studies you will eventually be expected to have extremely deep familiarity with your chosen areas of concentration, but (as we will see) Information Studies is a broad area and a competent Information scholar is able to intelligently appreciate and discuss research with scholars from quite different backgrounds.

Required Textbook:

Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., Williams, J. M. 2008. The Craft of Research, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus:


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