AA Degree: iStudies & eSociety

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ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, EMPHASIS IN INFORMATION STUDIES & eSOCIETY

An interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for work in: marketing, social media, libraries, editing, copywriting, public relations, online content creation, and communication. Through the IFS 201--210--213 course sequence, students will examine their roles as content creators and consumers in a global society, critically engage with information, and communicate and collaborate across diverse populations and platforms. Find out more about this program.

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IFS201:

Information in a Post-Truth World [3-credits, L, SB]

Develop research and critical thinking skills to find, evaluate, and ethically use information for a variety of personal, academic and professional needs. Explore the weaponization of information in an age of social media and the role of the individual as a content consumer versus creator within the context of one's worldview. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107.

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IFS210:

Research Without Borders: Information in a Global Society [ 3-credits, G, SB]

Explore the emergence of a digitally-informed global community including the clash and cohesion of local, national and international systems of governance that relate to the flow and access of information. Examine emerging technologies to produce and distribute information across cultures that may mitigate or exacerbate conditions of social injustice. Prerequisites: None.

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IFS213:

Hacking and Open Source Culture [3-credits, H, SB]

Explore the social, economic, cultural, technological, legal, and political implications of hacking and open source culture in both a historical and contemporary context. Rule-breaking, innovation, and creative use of programming/technology including the introduction to Python. No prior computer programming skills required. Prerequisites: None.

Convenient: 100% online with caring instructors dedicated to culterally competent interactive learning, $0 textbook costs

Smart: Acquired skills support college success in any course requiring research.

Relevant: Meet Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L], Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], and Social-Behaviorial Sciences [SB] graduation requirement.

Pathway Mapped: Earn an AA at MCC. Then transfer to the University of Arizona to earn a BA degree.

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Earning a BA or undergraduate minor in Information Science & eSociety will develop your ability to think critically about information and the ways that people use and influence technology. This may range from web design to information manipulation and propaganda, to the impact of social media on daily life. You will also develop your skills to communicate using a variety of digital and social media tools, including digital storytelling and social networks. Learn to create programs and solutions in online digital environments that are effective, inclusive and respectful of diverse people and groups.

CAREERS IN DEMAND

  • Marketing & Pubic Relations
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Digital Content Creator / Editor
  • Libraries, Museums, & Cultural Organizations
  • Tech-Related Sales & Staffing
  • Journalism
  • Big Data & Analytics

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