Credit Courses

Ohio State University Libraries offers credit courses in partnership with the Colleges of the Arts & Sciences (ARTS&SCI).


ARTS&SCI 2120: Information Search, Evaluation, and Use (Formerly Arts&Sci 120)

This is a seven week introductory course that takes a critical approach to learning about the information landscape in order to help students become more informed and strategic online researchers.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 120.

No enrollments allowed after the first week of this seven week class.

If you need more information on this course, please contact:

Brian Leaf, Instructional Design Librarian
255A Thompson Library
1858 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: (614) 292-7121
E-mail: leaf.7@osu.edu


ARTS&SCI 2121: Academic Online Research (formerly Arts&Sci 121)

Picking up where 2120 left off, students will begin to explore academic research methods and the scholarly publishing environment. Web tools, article databases, concepts, and issues related to finding academic and scholarly information.

Prereq: 2120 (120). Not open to students with credit for 121.

No enrollments allowed after the first week of this seven week class.

If you need more information on this course please contact:

Brian Leaf, Instructional Design Librarian
255A Thompson Library
1858 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: (614) 292-7121
E-mail: leaf.7@osu.edu


ARTS&SCI 2194: Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling is a seven-week course that is offered once a year. The objective of the course is for each student to produce a brief (typically 3-5 minute) video that includes voiceover narration, images, and music and that tells a story from a first-person point of view. The stories in the class will focus on objects in the library's special collections. Students in this course will learn storytelling techniques that can be used to convey information about academic or personal subjects; become familiar with the ethical use of information and materials in multimedia projects.

If you need more information on this course please contact:

Brian Leaf, Instructional Design Librarian
255A Thompson Library
1858 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: (614) 292-7121
E-mail: leaf.7@osu.edu


ARTSSCI 3142.01: Online Research and the Science Literature (Formerly Arts&Sci 314)

Searching techniques, information resource types, and evaluation of online science information resources. Designed for life/physical sciences and engineering students.  See a sample syllabus.

No enrollments allowed after the first week of this seven week class.

If you need information on this course, please contact:

Danny Dotson, Mathematical Sciences Librarian & Science Education Specialist
490B 18th Avenue Library
175 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: (614) 688-0053
E-mail: dotson.77@osu.edu


ARTS&SCI 3200: Exploring Careers in the Information Professions (formerly Arts&Sci 320)

A hybrid course that will help you decide whether a career in the information professions is right for you. How to locate jobs in those professions is included. Meet once weekly for 1 hour 48 minutes, and complete most assignments online. There is no required textbook. Five guests from a variety of information professions speak during seminars. Interactive activities, plus discussions about speakers and readings, also occur there. Within that context, you'll learn about your own personality and career interests, analyze both theoretical and practical elements of information itself, and study information professions. As you do, you'll build your skills at finding, evaluating, and legally using information from print, online, and in-person sources. By the end of the course you should be able to decide whether you are interested in pursuing an information career and, either way, what your next steps should be to find the career that's right for you.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Arts&Sci 320.

If you need information on this course, please contact:

Cheryl Lowry, Training and Education Specialist
255 Thompson Library
1858 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: (614) 688-8777
E-mail: lowry.92@osu.edu


 

* To find online courses offered by other OSU departments, search the Master Schedule of Classes and select Additional Search Criteria and then Distance Learning.