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Information Studies
Course Code
INFS 1000  Credits 1.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Information Literacy and Research Skills 
Description This course is an introduction to information literacy and research skills, including how information is produced, organized and disseminated within a societal context. You will learn how to organize a strategy for finding information, how to use print and digital sources to locate information, and how to analyze and evaluate information found. This course fulfills the information literacy graduation requirement for students seeking an A.A. degree. 
MnTC Goal 2 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.



Course Code
INFS 2520  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Alternative Knowledge: How Radical Ideas Are Communicated in Society 
Description This course examines the role of dissident knowledge in shaping and influencing a democratic society. You will be introduced to communication theories; the role of propaganda and consent in a democratic society; and how "mainstream" and "alternative" ideas shape our world views. The course will expose you to specific dissident communities and ideas from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in the areas of politics, economics, and cultural and religious life. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.



Course Code
INFS 2600  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Ideas, Censorship and Politics 
Description This course provides an introduction to print culture and the role of print media in the cultural and political life of communities throughout the world and throughout time. You will explore intellectual history and the role of the printed word in shaping culture. You will explore concepts such as censorship, bibliocide and libricide (the destruction of books and libraries), and the history of scholarship and knowledge production. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.