Description: The Information Science and Information Studies (ISIS) Undergraduate Certificate program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to study the nature of information and its impact on art, culture, science, commerce, society, and the environment. ISIS helps students fill the gap between current academic training and the increasing demand in all professions for a broad understanding of the legal, social, philosophical, computational, and aesthetic issues concerning information technology and other related innovations. The program's integrated curriculum combines topics and practices including information management; photonics and visualization; multimedia design; issues of security, privacy, and property; and the history of science and technology.
The ISIS Undergraduate Certificate requires six courses:
2. ISIS 140: Fundamentals of Web-based Multimedia Communications.Intended for students in non-technical disciplines. Engineering or Computer Science students should take Engineering 150 or Computer Science 196.Offered Fall and Spring semesters. By permission only.
3. Three 100- or 200-level electives selected from hard and soft cross-listed ISIS courses or other ISIS-approved courses. Note: this list is not exhaustive, as new offerings happen all the time. If you are interested in a course that you think should qualify, contact the ISIS office and we'll review it as a possible elective.
4. ISIS 200: Research Capstone. Course limited to ISIS certificate students. Prerequisite: ISIS 100. Offered Spring semesters.
No more than two courses that are counted toward the ISIS Certificate may also satisfy the requirements of any major, minor, or other certificate program. (NOTE: Pratt students may count additional ISIS courses toward their major elective requirements.) Only students who have officially declared their major may enroll in the program, although all students may take ISIS courses on a first-come/first-served basis, with ISIS certificate students having preference.
To declare an ISIS Certificate, fill out the appropriate paperwork in the Registrar's Office and contact , ISIS Certificate Program Undergraduate Curriculum Director, to schedule an advising session. Please complete an ISIS Certificate Plan in advance of the session.
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