Library & Information Science Courses & Schedules | School of Information | Kent State University

Library & Information Science Courses & Schedules

Course Descriptions

You'll find the most current course descriptions in the University's online course catalog at

Special Topics (LIS 60195) Course Descriptions

The School offers courses on "special topics" that allow you to pursue special interests in greater depth. Special topics course descriptions are provided in the Schedule of Classes when the course is offered. These courses are offered as faculty are available and schedules permit.

Course Schedules

Course Rotations

For planning purposes, the course rotation sheet linked below indicates library and information sciences courses and the semester(s) in which these courses are typically offered. Schedules are subject to change. 

Workshop schedules vary, based on demand and faculty availability. Check the Schedule of Classes for the workshops offered each semester.


For the most current course and workshop schedule, visit the Registrar's Schedule of Classes search page. (Note: This is a "view only" option. Once you have been admitted to the program, you will go into FlashLine to register for classes.)

  • When you get to this schedule search page, you will first select the appropriate semester under "Search by Term," then choose Detailed Class Search.
  • To look at all of the courses and workshops offered, select Subject: Library and Information Science and Level: Graduate. (Under "Campus" options on the Detailed Class Search page, there is no need to make a selection. All iSchool courses and workshops will be listed under the Kent Campus regardless of the class location.)
  • Click on the Class Search option at the bottom of the page to see a list of all LIS courses and workshops. Workshops will be at the top of the list.
  • On the Schedule of Classes search page, location information has been added for the non-Kent sites as follows:
    • WEB COURSE = course is entirely online; no classroom meetings
    • COLUMBUS OH SITE = State Library of Ohio in Columbus
    • OFF-CAMPUS SITE = another site other than Kent Campus or State Library of Ohio
  • Pay attention to the detailed information text at the bottom of some courses. It will provide additional information about class locations, courses with registration criteria or required special approval, and recommended prerequisites.
  • By clicking on the course number/section, you will find a list of any prerequisite courses.
  • The Registration Deadlines column at the far right will show you:
    • Section Start Date
    • Section End Date
    • Last Day to Add
    • Last Day to Drop
    • Last Day to Withdraw
    • Percentage of Tuition Credit if the course is dropped