Enroll in IFS Courses

By enrolling in Information Studies (IFS), you will develop research and critical thinking skills to work smarter, not harder in all your college courses!

Start Date: October 19, 2020

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IFS 201: Information in a Post-Truth World

Media Literacy ♦ Misinformation ♦ Accuracy

Development of critical thinking skills in using information. Exploration of how information can be used as a tool or a weapon. Explanation of the role of information as a consumer and creator. Recognition of the impact of culture and worldview on how information is understood, created, and disseminated.

  • 3 credits, 8 weeks, L and SB
  • Online On Your Own Time
  • $0 Textbooks Costs
  • Questions? Contact Megan McGuire, Instructor


Start Date: October 19, 2020

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IFS 213: Hacking and Open Source Culture

Hacker ethics ♦ Intellectual Property ♦ Information Sharing

The Hacker’s Ethic declares, All information wants to be free! Who doesn’t like free? IFS213 will explore the cultural and political implications of rule breaking within an information context being steadily shaped by programming/technology and demands for greater transparency. IFS213 will offer an introduction to Python (no prior experience required) and address college level research.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) and include MCC Library and/or OER (Open Educational Resources) resources.