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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IT 111 - Your Digital Footprint and the Web

Examines impact of online activities on personal, academic, and professional lives, plus the global impact of technology and our interactions with that technology. Maintain and leverage digital footprints, critically evaluate online content, and cultivate e-professionalism.

Credits: (4)

General Education Category: K8 - Science & Technology

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of fundamental concepts in global technologies including the internet, the world wide web (WWW), social media, and how we create and maintain our online personas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scholarly and creative methods used within information technology to shape, curate, and protect a person’s digital footprint.
  • Identify, evaluate, and articulate underlying global, national, local, and personal issues that arise from common digital activities such as posting on social media, online research, the proliferation of fake news sites, and online activism.
  • Apply statistical quantitative reasoning to evaluate the validity of online information and its impact.
  • Explore and analyze local-to-global dynamics of online communications and the impact of one of the largest interdependent global systems, the internet, as they relate to the contemporary world. Topics to include the impact of bringing internet access into developing countries, net neutrality, intellectual property rights, and decentralization of control over the internet and WWW systems.
  • Articulate issues and processes from our online activities that cross international boundaries and impact our lives on all levels from the personal to the global.
  • Formulate questions on possible issues from our online activities and personas, and address them through technological solutions.
  • Explore research methods and information resources available to assist students in evaluating online sources, building their online professional persona, and developing the skills to stay current and informed on emerging technologies.

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Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg

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