World Information Society and Environments (WISE)
Explore the wide selection of courses across this cutting-edge program.
The WISE program focuses on information and digital technology in diverse global and social contexts, including business, government, law, policy, politics, and health information. Through this program, students will:
Learn about the relationships and interactions of the global digital information world within the contexts of business, law, policy, and politics.
Understand the broad implications of communication and information transfer across national and international boundaries through the Web.
Gain knowledge and skills needed by information professionals working in diverse information environments, from corporate and law libraries to government agencies.
Gain professional experience through the practicum course (LIS 698) which enhances the WISE program. The themes of diversity, global networked environments, and digital technology are common to the four concentration areas.
Curriculum : 15 credits (five 3-credit courses)
LIS 607 Digital Information Economics and Management
LIS 616 Business Economics & Statistical Information
LIS 627 Online Databases: Business
LIS 617 Legal Research Methods & Law
LIS 626 Online Databases: Law
LIS 684 Contemporary Issues in Law
Government, Policy, & Politics
LIS 611 Information Policy
LIS 613 Government Information Sources
LIS 619 International Documents
LIS 631 Academic Libraries and Scholarly Communication
LIS 614 Health Sciences: Services & Sources
LIS 624 Online Databases: Health Sciences
LIS 684 Medical Librarianship
LIS 697 Contemporary Issues in Health Information
LIS 697 Pratt-SILS and University College London (UCL), Department of Information - Summer School on E-Publishing, a 3-credit course and Bloomsbury Conference in London, England. Visit the program Web site:
Professor Debbie Rabina, PhD
Coordinator, WISE program