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Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Information Technology and Communication (IT/Comm)


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The B.S. in IT/Communication is an information technology degree with a concentration which 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 IT/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


  • ITEC 2960 - Creativity and IT Credit Hours: 4

One of:


(See footnote 1 below)

Spring


  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Fall


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

IT Elective (one of):


  • MGMT 496x - Data Resource Management Communication, Writing or Language Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Communication, Writing, or Language Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • H&SS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Probability and Statistics Elective (one of):


Fourth Year


Fall


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

Spring


  • Communication Culminating Experience Credit Hours: 4
  • Social Sciences Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • H&SS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • 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.

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

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