Information Access in a Liberal Democracy

    EX 1111 is offered this winter:

Define and explain in detail the con­cept of infor­ma­tion access in a lib­er­al democ­ra­cy. Access con­cepts and prin­ci­ples are explored and dis­cussed through the exam­i­na­tion of the Fed­er­al Access to Infor­ma­tion Act. Key infor­ma­tion access issues fac­ing access leg­is­la­tion admin­is­tra­tors are also iden­ti­fied and dis­cussed. Pre­req­ui­site: EXI­APP 8171

Course at a glance
  • Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Aimed at individuals interested in pursuing a career in access and privacy, and professionals in a wide range of areas, such as federal, provincial, and municipal government employees; human resources professionals; lawyers and legal professionals; publicity and marketing staff; and records management professionals.
What you will learn

  • Courses in the IAPP program equip students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to help them become effective information rights administrators, including access and privacy administration, best practices, and exercising sound judgement.


Jan 10, 2022Apr 8, 2022
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

40 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Sandy Mulloy

Your Instructor

Sandy MulloyID: sandy-mulloy

Class info
Take note:

  • This course is composed of six modules; each module is guided by an expert instructor over a two-week period.
  • Assessment activities include a mid-term exam, an academic paper, and a final written piece where students summarize what they have learned.
  • All learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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