Spring Courses to Fit Your Schedule Posted on December 8th, 2015 by

Reading Workshop GraphicSeats are still available! Librarians are offering two courses this spring that might be a good fit for your interests and your schedule.

Anna Hulseberg is teaching Reading Workshop (NDL 201), a .25 credit pass/fail course that meets during the first half only of spring semester on Wednesday afternoons, from 2:30–3:20. Students will read and discuss a book together, read and share their reviews of a second book of their choice, explore the place of reading in contemporary culture, and reflect on their personal reading tastes. This spring the common reading is Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You, a literary thriller that raises questions about family, gender, identity, ethnicity, and alienation. Basically, this course is about exploring your personal reading tastes, developing your own reading list, and having a chance to read for fun.


Information Fluency courseBarbara Fister is teaching Information Fluency (NDL 301), a .5 credit course that meets on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:20 throughout the spring semester. This course gives students interested in going to graduate or professional school—or who simply want to know more about research—an immersion in the structure of the literature of their major field and exposure to research tools and collections. Students will conduct a literature review on a topic of their choice and analyze aspects of their discipline’s traditions, compare them to traditions in other fields, and explore the social and ethical dimensions of research. This course pairs well with other research-intensive courses that you might be taking in the spring. It is discussion-based and hands-on and has always been surprisingly fun. You can browse a syllabus from a previous semester to get an idea of what we’ve done in the past.


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