To quote from the SILS course descriptions, this course is about:
What it means is that we are going to consider the ways information is used within organizations. But to do that, we will have to consider the cultures of organizations and how they behave. In the process, we will consider the role of information technology within organizations, but it won't be our primary focus.
how information flows within that organization, and how that understanding can provide us with a way to deal with innovation and change in organizational contexts.
We consider theoretical foundations for practical applications and we will look at lots of examples, perhaps some you may never have considered.
Plan to read a lot, think even more, and to share the results of your reading and thinking with your peers. We want to develop the capacity for critical thinking about information use and, in the process, begin to develop some personal problem-solving skills that may be put to good use in any organization.
Most of the class will be a mix of lecture, question and answer, discussion, and in class activities. Plan to bring your laptops with you to reach out for information you might want to introduce in class.
You will have three written assignments and two exams in this class. Plan to store each of them in an online portfolio that you will create. The instructor will be able to reach it either by going to a web page that you will create with links to each of the five products, or by going to an online storage location that you will provide.
Source: INLS 285 Syllabus