Dec 10, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Information Technology and Web Science and Communication (ITWS/Comm)


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The B.S. in IT/Communication is an information technology and web science degree with a concentration that includes 32 credits taken in Language, Literature, and Communication (LL&C). This degree prepares students for leadership roles in careers such as communication specialists and corporate information officers. Beginning courses introduce students to the basics of communication theory, literacy theory, and written and visual communication. Students in ITWS/Comm should consider taking course work in one or more of the following LL&C pursuits: communication in new media, visual communication, and human-computer interaction.

All LL&C undergraduate programs strive to accommodate students’ differing academic and professional goals, while ensuring that they gain a depth of knowledge in one or more specific areas. Following are some sample programs of study:

 

First Year


Spring


  • Math Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Second Year


Fall


  • ITWS 2961 - Creativity and IT Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

One of:


(See footnote 1 below)

Third Year


Fall


  • Communication, Writing, or Language Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Life Science Elective (BIOL xxxx) Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Communication, Writing, or Language Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • H&SS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

ITWS Elective (one of):


  • MGMT-496x Data Resource Management Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Communication, Writing, or Language Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Physical Science Elective (PHYS xxxx) Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Thesis Communication Credit Hours: 4
    (See list under footnote 3 below)
  • Social Sciences Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • H&SS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Footnotes


  1. Select either the three-course ECSE sequence or the two-course CSCI sequence. If the ECSE sequence is chosen, ENGR 2350 will fill one free elective slot. Move COMM 2610 to a semester with a free elective. If the CSCI sequence is chosen, the math elective in the second semester of the first year must be MATH 2800.
  2. See H&SS requirements listed in the front of this document.
  3. Thesis Communication (one of):

  • COMM 4180 Studio Design in HCI
  • COMM 4300 Communication Internship
  • COMM 4310 EMAC Communication Internship
  • COMM 4420 Foundations of HCI Usability
  • COMM 4470 Information Design
  • COMM 4560 Media and Popular Culture


NOTE:  Students are expected to notify the instructor at the beginning of the thesis course that they are taking it for thesis credit, and they should confer with the instructor to define the course project.

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