LIS-S 623 Genealogy and Local History
- Prerequisite(s): LIS-S 500, LIS-S 507
- Delivery: Online
- Semesters offered: Summer (Check the schedule to confirm.)
This course is designed to focus on genealogy and local history resources, including print, non-print, visual, electronic, archival, newsprint and digital media and issues related to maintaining genealogy and local history collections.
Program Learning Goals Supported
Instructors map their courses to specific LIS Program Goals. Mapped program goals drive the design of each course and what students can expect to generally learn.
- Connect core values and professional ethics to practice
- Curate collections for designated communities
Instructors develop learning outcomes for their courses. Students can expect to be able to achieve the learning outcomes for a given course after successfully completing the course.
- Distinguish basic genealogy research techniques
- Determine local history research resources
- Build a small local history or genealogy collection
- Conduct in-depth research
Instruction is in Canvas. Lessons are organized into Modules whose length may vary.
Module 1: Course Introduction and Introduction to Local History
- Understand the expectations for the course.
- Understand and discuss local history.
- Begin work toward your final project.
Module 2: Genealogy and Family History
- Understand genealogy and family history.
- Discuss genealogy and family history.
Module 3: Research Sources and Public History
- Understand and discuss research tools in local history and genealogy.
- Understand and discuss public history.
Module 4: Historic Preservation
- Understand and discuss historic preservation.
- Develop an annotated bibliography.
Module 5: Genealogy and Public History for general audiences/Project Presentations and Student Feedback
- Show mastery of the project presentation content.
Module 6: Final Assignment/Paper
- Show mastery and understanding of the research topic/local history collection you selected.
Policies and Procedures
Please be aware of the following linked policies and procedures. Note that in individual courses instructors will have stipulations specific to their course.