As the foundation course for the ITI major, Information Technology and Informatics provides students with an overview of the key theoretical and professional themes across the entire ITI curriculum. Theoretical emphasis is placed on social informatics, human-computer interaction, management of information technology, the relationship between technology, race and gender, and information intelligence. Practical emphasis is placed on the effective and ethical use of information technologies including the World Wide Web, and on the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills appropriate for the workplace. This course provides an understanding of the concepts, culture, and underpinnings of the professions that encompass information technology and Informatics in society today.
This course fulfills the SAS Permanent Core Curriculum learning goal I.c.: 21stcentury challenge – analyze the relationship that science and technology have to a contemporary social issue.