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Graduate

Foundations of Preservation and Archives

Description: In this course, students will get an introduction to the foundational issues and current trends in preservation, archival theory, and conservation. They will learn about the historical and emergent forms and how materials of cultural and scientific knowledge are accessible to present users and future generations, about the methods of assessment for providing access to analog and digital records as trustworthy evidence and memory covering the activities of individuals, families, organizations, groups, and movements. Focus will be on critical thinking around privacy, human rights, social justice, activism, and memorial contestation. Students will be oriented to the principles of archival professional practice of arrangement and description, appraisal theories, and learn about the practices for diverse organizations in the changing perspectives and social contexts.

Part of the Master of Information (MI) program at the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Social Informatics

Description: Technological innovation, computerization, and electronic information are associated with dilemmas, value conflicts, and choices surrounding the scholarly, personal, and professional use of information. This course addresses social relationships, technological utopianism, societal control, vulnerability of information systems, and ethical responsibilities.

Part of the Master of Information (MI) program at the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Knowledge and Society

Description: Introduction to the production, dissemination, and consumption of knowledge in society, related to roles of information professionals and the functions of libraries and other information institutions at present and in history. Focus on marginalized knowledge domains. Differences among disciplines in how knowledge is recorded and transmitted. Global issues and trends in society that affect scholarly communication and the public’s access to information.

Part of the Master of Information (MI) program at the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Undergraduate

Strategic Presentation in Digital Environments

Description: Examines theories and techniques for analyzing, producing, and disseminating messages. Students will learn how to use web-based and multimedia presentation tools to connect with a variety of audiences and convey a desired message. Each student will craft a message to support some social change by developing and shaping the message into compelling digital media presentations in a range of formats.

Part of the Digital Communication, Information, and Media (DCIM) minor at the Rutgers University-New Brunswick School of Communication & Information.

Exploring New Media

Description: This course examines the nature and impact of technology on the media of mass communication in society. Particular attention is paid to emerging digital technology, including the Internet and other digital technologies. Students learn four primary ways new technology influences media and society, including 1) how media professionals and members of the public increasingly create content using new media technologies, 2) the nature of mediated content, 3) the relationships between and among media and relevant publics, and 4) the structure, culture and management of media organizations and systems. Students learn five areas of media technology, including 1) acquisition tools, 2) storage technologies, 3) processing devices, 4) distribution technologies and 5) display, access or presentation tools.

Part of the Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) major at the Rutgers University-New Brunswick School of Communication & Information.