Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem Solving
Course Composition and Objectives
- Given a significant, real-world, information technology problem or issue, propose and/or design a solution in which information technology plays an integral role
- Analyze, evaluate, and test alternative solutions and to weigh their advantages and disadvantages for the organization
- Manage an information technology project effectively
- Communicate project results clearly to a variety of audiences within an organization.
This course is the undergraduate capstone for Information Sciences and Technology majors in the Baccalaureate degree. It requires students to work collaboratively in teams of 4-6 students. Students will learn about organizational and social contexts in which technology functions; and they will discover the economic, legal, and human resources dimensions of information problems.
Students will be evaluated in three ways: by the effectiveness of their team’s solution of the technical or organizational problem; by the quality of the students’ written and oral presentations; and by the quality of their project management and internal communication. A substantial written paper will be required.