As a Minor
Information Studies is a discipline that focuses on the growing amount and importance of information in our global society. This expanding field examines the use of technological systems to acquire, store, organize, and deliver information and its use in decision-making in a range of social contexts (the workplace, the home, political settings, etc.).
The design and management of information systems to fit human needs, rather than forcing human needs to adapt to information systems, is a critical concern of the field. Students trained in information studies develop higher-level information literacy skills and are in demand in corporations, government, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions as instructors, librarians, information architects, information managers, web developers, information scientists, network administrators, analysts, and support specialists.
The requirements of the Tier III Minor in information studies can be fulfilled by completing two courses at the 3000 level followed by the 4000-level capstone course.
Professor Lisa Ellis