LBSC 888


Class Participation

Each class is critical to your learning experience. Your energy in contributing to class discussions, small-group exercises, and on-going research will be important. Therefore, coming to class prepared (e.g., reading all course readings, working on project research, etc.) will be necessary to receiving full credit for class participation.


Class Participation
    3 points x 15 class sessions
45 points
Lead a Discussion
50 points
Module Creation
35 points
Final Peoject/Presentation 120 points
Total 250 points

Lead a Discussion

You will be asked to choose one class session during the first 10 weeks where you will lead a 15-minute discussion on a paper you have selected to be added to a module of your choice. The paper can come from a journal, conference proceedings, or book chapter. You should be able to explain:
  • why you chose this paper
  • what the paper is about
  • how this paper supports the discussion points and lenses
All discussions will be graded for content, structure, and others' class participation in the following form

Module Creation

This is the first step to your creating an integrative paper. offer the following:
  • select 5-8 papers for people to read for your module
  • develop a short description, discussion points, and lens descritions
All modules must be submitted by email 9am, April 16 , the 12th class session. If it is not submitted on time that day, your grade will be reduced by 5 points. For each subsequent day it is late your grade will be reduced by 5 points. You must also prepare a 5-minute presentation for April 16th. You will be graded on your module's content and structure. The following form will be used.

Final Project & Presentation

You will be asked to write an integrative paper based on the module you have submitted. This paper should be no more than 10 pages, but no less than 7 pages. It should include citations, the need for research, and content in at least 3 areas of the field of information studies. The final paper must be submitted by email the last day of class, May 7th, 12noon. You will be graded on your content and structure, and your summary presentation in class. If it is not submitted on time that day, your grade will be reduced by 10 points. For each subsequent day it is late your grade will be reduced by 10 points. All final projects will be graded based on the following form.

Academic Integrity

The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council. This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all undergraduate and graduate students. As a student you are responsible for upholding these standards for this course. It is very important for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and plagiarism. Please visit the Code of Academic Integrity or the Student Honor Council, for more information.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should: (1) register with and provide documentation to the Disability Support Services office, and (2) discuss any necessary academic accommodation with their teachers. This should be done at the beginning of the semester.

Emergency Preparedness

Information about the status of the campus is available at Emergency Preparedness . If the campus is closed, please make sure to stay safe. Information about possible rescheduling of course activities will be provided via e-mail once the campus has reopened.