The 18-credit program includes courses covering organization of data, networking and telecommunications, and an introduction to information, people, and technology. You can choose additional courses from a variety of offerings, including IT project management, new media and the web, as well as emerging issues and technology.

The IST minor — open to all interested undergraduate World Campus students who meet the prerequisites — could be a beneficial addition to almost any major. To successfully complete the program, you must take at least 6 credits at the 400 level and receive a grade of C or above in all of the IST courses.

Course List - Undergraduate Minor in Information Sciences and Technology

Prescribed Courses (9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Information, People, and Technology IST 110 The use, analysis, and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises. 3 credits
Organization of Data IST 210 Introduction to concept of databases, including the storage, manipulation, evaluation, and display of data, and related issues.

Prerequisite: IST 110
3 credits
Networking and Telecommunications IST 220 Introduction to digital network topologies: transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security. 3 credits

Additional Courses

Additional Courses: Organization of IST and the Web (Choose 3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
New Media and the Web IST 250 Introduction to how the World Wide Web utilizes emerging technologies. Students acquire conceptual understanding of constructing websites.

Prerequisite: IST 110 or concurrent enrollment
3 credits
Information and Organizations IST 301 Overview of organizational structures and functions. Includes information processing and analytic perspectives of organizations.

Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220
3 credits
IT Project Management IST 302 Exploration and application of the basic concepts, methodologies, and tools of project management in the field of information sciences and technology.

Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220
3 credits
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Privacy and Security IST 452 Exploration of legal, regulatory, public policy, and ethical issues related to security and privacy for information technology professionals in public institutions, private enterprise, and IT services. 3 credits
Additional Courses: Issues and the Environment of IST (6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Emerging Issues and Technologies IST 402 Introduction to emerging issues, technology forecasting and analysis; overview of emerging issues and leading technologies in IST and how they impact information systems, users, the IT labor force, and society.

Prerequisite: IST 210 or IST 220
3 credits
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology IST 432 Legal environment of information technology, constitutional/political issues, intellectual property, management, e-commerce, privacy, access, computer contracting, cyberspace regulation.

Prerequisite: IST 301 or SRA 231 or equivalent
3 credits

 

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