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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Information Sciences And Technology (IST)

IST 301 Information and Organizations (3) Overview of organizational structures and functions. Includes information processing and analytic perspectives of organizations.

IST 301 Information and Organizations (3)

This course provides students the opportunity to learn and experience:
1. Applicable organization and the ways in which IT can alter and enable these activities.
2. A series of analytic techniques that students can use to investigate the effects of new IT on work and organization.
3. Examples and problems set in and drawn from a range of domains including military, medical, high technology, business and government.

This course is designed around a series of ill-structured, contemporary problems that require students to develop responses by applying analytic techniques and theories of work and organization. At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. Apply theories of work and organization as analytic techniques.
2. Conduct organizational and inter-organizational process analyses.
3. Map information flows among organizational units and actors.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2003
Prerequisite: IST 210, IST 220

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.