Information Technology and Computing

Information TechnologyInformation technology and computing can significantly augment humans’ ability to produce, consume, process, and communicate information. Thus, students need to understand ways to use such technology to enhance their lives, careers, and society, while being mindful of challenges such as security, source reliability, automation, and ethical implications. These factors have made it essential for students to understand how to effectively navigate the evolving technological landscape. IT courses offered in the majors may focus on disciplinary applications and concerns of information technology.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completing an Information Technology and Computing course, students will be able to:  

  1. Understand the principles of information storage, exchange, security, and privacy and be aware of related ethical issues. 
  2. Consume digital information critically, capable of selecting and evaluating appropriate, relevant, and trustworthy sources of information.
  3. Use appropriate information and computing technologies to organize and analyze information and use it to guide decision-making. 
  4. Choose and apply appropriate algorithmic methods to solve a problem. 

Required:  One approved 3-credit course that meets all IT requirements or an approved sequence of courses that meet all IT requirements.

Approved Courses: For the current list of approved courses, please see the catalog.

IMPORTANT: For students with catalog years prior to 2018-2019, please refer to your catalog. Always check with your advisor before registering for classes.

*Transfer students may substitute IT 103 for IT 104

Course Approval Process

To submit a course for this category, please complete the proposal worksheet provided below. Submit one complete form, the course syllabus, and any applicable assignments to CIM when complete.

Review the course submissions guide for a more detailed overview.