IST 110 opens an intellectual journey through the ideas and challenges that IT professionals face in the world. It will address major questions such as: How can we use technology to organize and integrate human enterprises? How can technology help people and organizations adapt rapidly and creatively? What can we do about information overload? Three perspectives (or facets) address the core issues: information, or the basic science of data encoding, transmission, and storage; people, or the interactions among technologies, institutions, regulations, and users; and technology, or the design and operation of basic information technology devices. Students completing the course will be confident users and consumers of information technology.
Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of CAS 100B is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. CAS 100B fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.