2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Innovation, Society and Technology, BS

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Bruce Kingma, Professor of Entrepreneurship
Director of Undergraduate Programs
316 Hinds Hall


The School of Information Studies offers a bachelor of science degree (B.S.) in Innovation, Society, and Technology.  This program is for students interested in research, innovation, and social justice in the impact of technology in society.

The recent article “A Crisis of Ethics in Technology Innovation”, MIT Sloan Management Review, March 2020 demonstrates the need for individuals with a background in ethics and social justice in the information technology industry. This degree program satisfies student demand at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) for a general program in information studies that provides research-focused students the opportunity to gain expertise in the modern impact and societal challenges of information technology.

Students in this program will receive coursework in information studies, information innovation, information technology, and information in society.  Graduates may continue their studies in a graduate program or provide expertise in the societal impacts of technology at an organization.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Interpret Information & Communication Technologies: Interpret the spectrum of information and communication technologies used across contexts.
2. Evaluate Information & Communication Technologies: Critically and ethically evaluate the impact of information and communication technologies in society.
3. Create Information & Communication Technologies: Design innovative information and communication technologies to address existing or emergent problems.

Innovation, Society, and Technology Curriculum

Students in the B.S. degree must complete the requirements listed on the iSchool main page  in the course catalog, including 15 credits of iSchool electives.

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