Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be qualified for entry-level information-related positions in either the private or public sector or for graduate-level training in information science or related fields (e.g., communication, management of information systems).
  • Students will show commitment to breadth and innovation as problem-solving strategies and incorporate the ethical dimension that is an inherent part of using technology and/or information; of particular note is the emphasis on audience analysis strategies and in the ethical dimension on issues relating to gender and ethnicity.
  • Students will show at least an adequate command of various information skills: computer; visual; information search; interpersonal and written; packaging and presentation; evaluation for relevance, currency, accuracy, validity, source credibility, and limitations; and problem solving.
  • Students will show knowledge of fundamental concepts in the following fields: communication; discrete mathematics; language structure; information processing; information/data storage, access, and retrieval; computer software design; management and organizational communication; information technologies; the information society, including issues of audience diversity; and information regulation and control.