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ISCI 1000 Information, Technology and Digital Society — 4 credits

This course is an introduction to the field of information science and informatics. Students with any major, especially those with majors in the liberal arts and social sciences will find this particularly helpful in gaining an overview of how information technology influences different fields and industries. Students will gain useful insights and learn about applications of how information and data is used in many sectors. It is a foundational course for students entering a minor in Information Systems or in Digital Humanities. This course is also designed to help students with the comprehensive digital information literacy requirements needed for higher education, with an emphasis on the concepts and practice skills germane to effectively using the power built into computer and Internet applications as well as other digital media and technologies. Students will explore the nature of information itself, critical issues surrounding the use of technologies and how such issues impact everyday life through critical thinking and reflection. Topics will include the underlying designs and uses of digital devices and computer systems such as MS Office suite and the Internet as an integral part of any IT curriculum helping students prepare for other technology-intensive IS courses.