Seminar in IST
Introduction to academic requirements, career planning & information literacy for students majoring in College of IST. IST 111 Seminar in IST (1)IST 111 introduces the student to the academic requirements, career planning and information literacy for the School of Information Sciences and Technology degree programs. Seminar in Information Sciences and Technology is required of all Information Sciences and Technology Associate degree candidates. Upon completion of the course, the student will have an understanding of the programs and requirements of the School of Information Sciences and Technology and the University, and the career options for which they prepare students. The student will also develop and exercise habits and techniques for continuing self-assessment of learning styles, personality traits, vocational interests, and career plans. The student will learn how to maintain involvement in professional conversations and networks, including local, state, national, international organizations, listservs, etc. Students will have a basic knowledge of professional news literature, and the ability to identify and use reference tools and databases, which provide access to professional knowledge and literature. Finally, the student will have a basic understanding of government plans, policies and actions regarding the information professions including: regulatory agencies of the executive branch, legislative activities, and judicial decisions at local state and national levels. Students will be graded on course attendance, participation, examinations and brief exercises.