There are a number of Information Sciences (IS) electives for students to take fulfilling the 30 hour requirement (see previous page). The electives offered vary each semester, and there may be limited seats available to undergraduate students in certain sections.
“Pathways” are areas of interest within IS, and help provide students with course options within a certain area of interest. Students may focus on electives within a pathway, or may take courses across multiple pathways. Pathways may be helpful when selecting courses aligning with a career and/or academic area of interest. Students do not formally select pathways, and pathways are not identified on a degree. Pathways may be noted on a resume, or students may decide to list specific relevant courses (discuss with an Academic and/or Career Advisor). Some courses fall within more than one area.
Understand the critical, social, and cultural contexts of information science. Read More & View Courses
Understand the impact of data in governance, business, culture to educate citizenry in a democracy, and inform policy. Read More & View Courses
Understand the data life cycle and be able to analyze, interpret, explain, qualify, and contextualize data at scale. Read More & View Courses
Understand the principles of information architecture and human-centered design, and be able to build useful and usable information systems. Read More & View Courses
Understand the power of narrative in human society, gain familiarity with storytelling tools and techniques, with professional applications in business, publishing, youth services, curation and the game industry. Read More & View Courses
Understand the role of cultural heritage and other memory institutions in our society and become familiar with the practices and professions associated with the collection, organization, preservation, curation and dissemination of information. Read More & View Courses