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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [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 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
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


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

 

IT Elective (one of):


  • MGMT-496x Data Resource Management Credits 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 Experience Credit Hours: 4
    (See list 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.

Thesis Experience (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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