The MLIS curriculum is undergoing several significant changes which have been approved by the SLAIS Curriculum Committee and full SLAIS faculty. We will be posting full details on the changes soon, but in the meantime one proposed change will directly impact continuing MLIS and Dual students.
These changes, subject to approval from the UBC Senate include a new Research Methods course to be added to the MLIS Core courses effective September 2015. This course will not be available to current continuing MLIS or Dual students who have already completed the current MLIS Core [LIBR 500, 501, 502 and 503] or will complete the current Core by May, 2015.
Current continuing MLIS and Dual students who will have completed the MLIS Core by May 2015 will continue to have LIBR 505: Research Methods in Information Organizations or ARST 591: Archival Research and Scholarship as a degree requirement. All of these students must have completed either LIBR 505: Research Methods in Information Organizations or ARST 591: Archival Research and Scholarship by December 2015. These cross-listed courses will be offered in these upcoming terms:
- January 2015 (limited seats available please contact Veronika at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- May 2015
- September 2015
Current Dual students who will not start the MLIS Core until September 2015 are strongly encouraged to take the new MLIS Core, including the new Research Methods course and not the current LIBR 505: Research Methods in Information Organizations or ARST 591: Archival Research and Scholarship.
The Summer 2015 timetables will be available in draft form in mid-November.
If you have any questions on this please speak with your program adviser.