Course Description

Transition to life at the iSchool and Syracuse University and become more familiar with the information field. Explore the range of possibilities that our undergraduate degree is designed to provide.



Professor of Record

Deborah Nosky  


Intended for students in their first semester at Syracuse University who are enrolled in the iSchool.

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop strategies for "How to succeed at the iSchool", including time management, self-directed learning strategies, effective use of online learning tools, teamwork, and effective techniques for communicating your achievements.
  2. Create an academic plan for the IM&T program that will assure a successful iSchool@SU experience, including mechanisms to track progress and determine appropriate co-curricular interests.
  3. Cultivate an understanding of emerging professions the Information and Management Technology field, create professional branding tools including a resume and LinkedIn profile, and begin to build your professional network.
  4. Document and reflect on their personal and academic transition to Syracuse via a visual portfolio that captures use of key University and iSchool resources.

Course Syllabus

IST 101 Fall 2021 Syllabus- Deborah Nosky

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