Foundations of Information Science

UNC School of Information and Library Science, INLS 201, Fall 2021

Who’s Teaching It

Ryan Shaw

Patrick Golden

Eliscia Kinder

When & Where It Is

Lecture: Tuesdays 11AM–12:15PM; see recitation times below

Chapman Hall 211


Tuesdays 2:00–3:15pm (Kinder, INLS 201-601)
Manning 001

Wednesdays 3:35–4:50pm (Kinder, INLS 201-602)
Manning 208

Wednesdays 3:35–4:50pm (Golden, INLS 201-603)
Manning 307

Thursdays, 2:00–3:15pm (Golden, INLS 201-604)
Manning 208

What It Is

Introduction to foundational ideas in data and information science.

Is That All?

Nope! You should probably check out the guidelines and the schedule.

Mask Use

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Accessibility Resources

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