The Information Sciences and Technology minor is designed to expose students not majoring in IST to the cognitive, social, institutional, and global environments of Information Sciences and Technol-ogy and to teach them to apply that knowledge as a supplement to their major. Through this program, students can gain the theoretical frameworks and skill sets necessary to compete and be productive in the information technology-intensive global context that defines the new "Information Age."
Courses for the IST Minor:
Core Courses (9 credits):
- IST 110: Information, People & Technology (GS) (3)
- IST 210: Organization of Data (3)Recommended Preparation: IST 110
- IST 220: Networking & Telecommunications (3)Recommended Preparation: IST 110
Select 3 credits from
- IST 140: Introduction to Application Development (3)Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in MATH 21 or placement above the level of MATH 21 in the math placement test
- IST 234: (COMM 234) Digital Cultures (GS) (3)*
- IST 235: (WMNST 235) Gender & the Global Information Technology Sector (US) (3)*
- IST 250: New Media & the Web (3)*Recommended Preparation: IST 110
- IST 301: Information & Organizations (3)Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220
- IST 302: IT Project Management (3)Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220
Select 6 credits from
- IST 402: Emerging Issues & Technologies (3)* (repeatable course)Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220
- IST 431: Information Environment (3)*Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220
- IST 432: Legal & Regulatory Environment of IST (3)*Prerequisite: IST 301 or SRA 231 or equivalent
- IST 442: IT in an International Context (IL) (3)*Prerequisite: IST 110
- IST 445: Globalization Trends & World Issues (3)*Recommended Prep: 6 units of honors coursework
- IST 452: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Privacy & Security (3)Prerequisite: IST 432
- IST 453: Legal, Regulatory, Policy Environment of Cyber Forensics (3)Prerequisite: IST 110 and 6th-semester standing or higher
* - Courses offered at other campus or via World Campus
Applying for the IST Minor:
- Students wishing to declare a minor must use UPDATE ACADEMICS through Lion-PATH.
- Intent to pursue a minor may be declared after the student has achieved at least third semester classification (29.1 credits) or has been accepted into his/her major, but prior to the end of the late drop deadline of the student's final semester.
- A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
- At least six (6) credits of the minor must be unique from any other degree or minor earned by the student.