Table II-2-a-2

Notes on Courses or Sections of Courses with the Number of Students Enrolled Above 50

Fall 2003



ISP 100 Internet and Information Access; ISP 301 The Information Environment; ISP 423 Networking Essentials 

Calif.Los Angeles

There are two core classes offered in fall quarter. Each class has two sections. One section of each class has an enrollment of over 50 students. The second section of each class has a smaller number (one in the 46-50 range, the other in the 41-45 range).


Two required courses with four sections offered at four different locations (LS 500 and LS 504).


Two Oregon courses being taught by two instructors.


LIS 201 – Information Technology and Organization: one of two choices for a core course required for the undergraduate Information Technology Studies minor; LIS 380 – Information Organization and Access: Core course required of all M.S. students. On-campus offering has one large lecture with six discussion sections.


Four sections of L155 “Information Resources in Journalism,” an 8 week undergraduate course, maximum of 55 in each section; (1) section of L401 “Computer-Based Information Tools” showing 59 for registration and grading – class meets as 3 labs (24/25/10); (1) section of L524 “Information Sources and Services,” class has a lecture that meets once a week (76), then 3 discussion sections that meets once a week (26/33/27).

Kent State

There was one class (Access to Information) that exceeded 50 students (53 were actually enrolled) due to very high demand.


Courses over 50 students are required courses.


Both foundation courses (501 and 504) had two sections. All four sections had more than 50 students. 539 – Design of Complex Websites is taken by most of our HCI students. 647 – Information Resources and Services is taken by many LIS students. 682 – User Interface Design is a required course for HCI students.


Q130 Foundation of Information Science and Learning Technologies is a required course and thus has high enrollment.

North Texas

Courses with over 50 students enrolled are introductory courses for the various programs available.


Five courses are undergraduate required courses, including the beginning course for pre-majors; five courses are LIS courses, four required core courses and one required for the School Library Certification program.


GLIS 709, Research and Bibliographic Methods is the required research course. It meets as a formal class eight times. The rest of the semester the instructor meets regularly with students and advises them on the completion of their research project. Most projects are for graduation and therefore never closes. In all semesters multiple sections are offered and students enroll in the most convenient section. This semester that proved to be one of the options. The instructor will be compensated for what is viewed as an overload with a course release in the Spring semester.

San Jose

LIBR 289-01 is an on-campus class with 59 students enrolled for Fall 2003. This course, Advanced Topics in Library and Information Science (Culminating Experience), is an advanced course where students do independent examination of select issues and problems in library and information science with a focus on the integration of theory and practice. The course requires two comprehensive papers in satisfaction of the School’s required culminating experience. Issues and problems addressed vary each year. The course must be completed in the student’s final semester. LIBR 289-10 is the off-campus version of the above-noted class, and it has 98 students enrolled in it for Fall 2003.

South Carolina

Four distance education courses have enrollment over fifty. Three of these courses are required of all MLIS students. The fourth course is required for School Library Media Certification.


Undergraduate service courses (Children’s Literature and Information in Cyberspace)

Texas Woman’s

All course sections with 50 or more students enrolled are taught via the Internet.


An open enrollment and recruitment course for all master’s graduate students from other departments and undergraduates with Junior and Senior standing, and non-degree University Special and Guest students.

Wisc. – Milwaukee

An introductory class with 52 students.


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