AA Degree: iStudies & eSociety

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IFS and eSociety

3-COURSES: 100% Online | $0 Textbooks | 8-Weeks | UofA Pathway Transfer

Students may take the IFS 201--210--213 course sequence in any order and will examine their roles as content creators and consumers in a global society, critically engage with mis/dis/information and its relationship to truth and trust, and collaborate across diverse populations and information platforms.

IFS201

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.

Register for Fall 2022, start date October 17

IFS210

IFS210: Research Without Borders: Info 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.

Register for Fall 2022, start date October 17

IFS213

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.

Register for Fall 2022, start date August 22

Fields of Interest:

fields of interest

Programs in the Culture and Society Field of Interest are focused on acquiring a deep understanding of humanity, society, and human expression. These programs foster critical and analytical thinking and create flexible problem solvers who are ready to tackle complex global issues.

MEET YOUR MCC INSTRUCTORS

Kande, Megan, Trevor, Alexia, Sheila..... MCC Library Faculty want IFS students to:

Ask the BIG questions | See the MANY sides | Be OPEN before you decide| CHALLENGE assumptions | CHANGE your mind if it feels right | Better UNDERSTAND your current beliefs | EXPAND your WORLDVIEW | TEACH us something new!

BACHELOR OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

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

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