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  • Objectives
    Graduates of the combined MLIS/MREM program will be uniquely qualified to provide leadership within public and private organizations seeking to offer innovative information management solutions in the resource and environmental sectors. Through this distinctive program, graduates will combine core knowledge in the heavily interdisciplinary field of information management, problem-solving tools and social and biophysical scientific understanding. This twenty-eight month program will enable students to pursue careers such as: Fish and Wildlife Information Managers Traditional and Ecological Knowledge Managers Environment-related Information Managers Information Specialists Geospatial and Biological Data Librarians Drawing on the strengths of both programs, graduates will confidently and independently address both the biophysical and socio-political dimensions of resource and environmental issues. Advanced academic study as well as practical experience will challenge students to explore, question and gain competency. Students will be introduced to the development and significance of information management, to the underlying principles of the profession, and to the techniques of information organization, analysis, retrieval, and use, with special relevance for environmental management.
  • Practical experience
    There is an internship associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Library and Information Studies/Master of Resource and Environmental Studies
  • Course description

    Year 1:

    Fall term (4.5 courses)

    • INFO 5515 Organization of Information
    • INFO 5530 Information Sources and Retrieval
    • INFO 6681 Geospatial Information Management
    • ENVI 5504 Management of Resources and the Environment (plus a tutorial)
    • MGMT 5000 Management without Borders

    Winter term: (4.5 courses)

    • ENVI 5505 Biophysical Dimensions of Resource and Environmental Management
    • ENVI 5500 Socio-political Dimensions of Resource and Environmental Management
    • ENVI 5205 Law and Policy for Resource and Environmental Management
    • INFO 6540 Database Management Systems

    Summer term

    • INFO 0590 IM Practicum (optional)

    Year 2:

    Fall term (4 courses)

    • INFO 5500 Information in Society
    • INFO 5520 Research Methods
    • INFO 5590 Information Management Systems
    • 1 Elective*

    Winter term (4 courses)

    • INFO 5570 Organizational Management and Strategy
    • 3 Electives*

    Summer term (1 course)

    • ENVI 5501 Internship in Resource and Environmental Management

    Year 3:

    Fall term (4 courses)

    • ENVI 5508 MREM Project Report
    • 3 Electives*

    *Electives are not restricted to MLIS or MREM courses, but must relate to the student's program objectives and be approved by either the MLIS or MREM Graduate Program Coordinator. The maximum number of electives a student can take outside the MLIS or MREM programs is two.

     

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