Program Objectives and/or Learning Outcomes:
- Students will think critically and creatively about how information is produced, organized, shared, and preserved in a variety of formats, both traditional and social, and recognize the significance of the format to communicating and accessing information; the production of knowledge and the information publication cycle are addressed.
- Students will explore the social and legal implications of information policy issues, intellectual property, transfer of knowledge, and copyright through a historial and contemporary lens.
- Students will evaluate the impact that information and information technology has on their person and society both locally and globally; issues of accessibility, digital divide, privacy, censorship, governance of World Wide Web are explored.
- Students will learn to navigate and particate in the information environment and utilize information technology in the creation of new products.