2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Sciences Minor


The minor in information sciences complements majors in many fields, including liberal arts and sciences, engineering, applied life sciences, commerce, business administration, education, and human ecology. Students electing the minor learn about the impact of information and information technology on society, individuals, and organizations. They acquire information and technology literacy skills enabling them to know how and where to find information, how to use it strategically, and how to design information containers and access systems in a variety of settings. Students also learn how policies governing access and control of information resources are set and how policies affect organizations, individuals, and society as a whole. Other aspects of information and information use that are addressed in the minor include, but are not limited to, the ethical use of information; intellectual property rights; plagiarism; privacy vs. the right to know; and equity of access to information.

Students interested in the minor are encouraged to contact the director of the School of Information Sciences for guidance and more information.

Minor Requirements:


The minor consists of 18 hours.