HNR-201 - History of Information3 credits
Honors students will explore the history of information, from the appearance of the first written record over 5,000 years ago to the digital world of today. The organization of information, and the investigation of the range of library holdings and digital resources, will be addressed and will naturally lead to an examination of the research process (which was the focus of the previous version of the course). Students will be introduced to print, non-print, and electronic sources as well as best practices in research investigation ? that is, how to locate and evaluate the best information on selected topics. Required course activities will include guest lectures, library visits, and team and individual projects (including a treasure hunt, oral presentations, and written assignments). Curiosity, persistence, and a sense of humor are prerequisites. Three lecture hours. Offered in the Spring Semester.
Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.
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