IST - INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

IST-101 Introduction to Technological and Information Literacy [TIL] [A]

This course introduces students to the history and use of contemporary computer technology and to the retrieval, evaluation, and management of electronic and print information. The course covers various types of computer systems, college library systems, the Internet and its applications, networked information systems, traditional scholarly resources, central concepts underlyingthe research process, the social impact of developments in information technology [IT], and ethical, legal, and political aspects of technology and information utilization. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

IST-102 Introduction to Technological and Information Literacy [TIL] [B]

This course introduces students to the history and use of contemporary computer technology and to the retrieval, evaluation, and management of electronic and print information. The course covers various types of computer systems, college library systems, the Internet and its applications, networked information systems, traditional scholarly resources, central concepts underlyingthe research process, the social impact of developments in IT, and ethical, legal, and political aspects of technology and information utilization. [Must be taken with a TIL-intensive section of a General Education Course, such as COM-100 or WRT-101.] Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

IST-121 Intro College Experience

This is a course which combines academic subject matter and substantial writing assignments in a discipline context established by the individual instructor. This course provides a learning opportunity for the student which includes communication skills, critical reasoning, problem solving, study skills, time management, and goal setting. The objective of this course is to help students understand the value and benefits of higher education as a life experience. Lecture [3.00]

Credits

2

IST-123 Success 101

This course is designed to help students achieve success in college. The course will focus on the strategies, habits, and values necessary for students to take charge of their own academic and personal development. Emphasis will be placed on self-assessment and goal setting, written and oral communication skills, critical thinking, time management, and study skills. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

IST-124 Success for AIMS

This course is designed to help students achieve success in college and in life. The course will focus on the strategies, habits, and values necessary for students to take charge of their own academic and personal development. Emphasis will be placed on self-assessment and goal-setting, written and oral communication skills, critical thinking, time management, and study skills.The course includes a practical component, which will focus on public speaking skills, computer literacy, and college etiquette. Lecture [3.00], Practicum [1.00].

Credits

3

IST-223 Success Practicum

This course is tailored to help students practice the knowledge acquired from Success 101 to achieve their goals in college and in life. Students will focus on career exploration, choosing a major, 4-year college transfer planning, student life and community building through Service Learning. Emphasis will be placed on self-exploration and goal setting, written and oral communication skills, critical thinking, time management and life skills.  Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

IST-123 or permission of your instructor or academic counselor

IST-281 Co-Op Work Experience [Interdisciplinary Studies]

This course provides the student with practical, supervised work experience in a professional environment. Through on-the-job experience, students can acquire knowledge and skills to pursue a career in their area of interest. A faculty member supervises students, and job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [3.00].

Credits

1

IST-282 Co-Op Work Experience [Interdisciplinary Studies]

This course provides the student with practical, supervised work experience in a professional environment. Through on-the-job experience, students can acquire knowledge and skills to pursue a career in their area of interest. A faculty member supervises students, and job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [8.00].

Credits

2

IST-283 Co-Op Work Experience [Interdisciplinary Studies]

This course provides the student with practical, supervised work experience in a professional environment. Through on-the-job experience, students can acquire knowledge and skills to pursue a career in their area of interest. A faculty member supervises students, and job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

IST-284 Co-Op Work Experience [Interdisciplinary Studies]

This course provides the student with practical, supervised work experience in a professional environment. Through on-the-job experience, students can acquire knowledge and skills to pursue a career in their area of interest. A faculty member supervises students, and job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [16.00].

Credits

4