As of July 2012, the Information Technology Leadership program has been renamed as Computing and Information Studies, with some accompanying adjustments to the major and minor requirements. The mission of the CIS program remains to provide an interdisciplinary, liberal arts-based approach to the study of information technology, and those interested in the ITL major or minor should look at the CIS major or minor instead for the current version of the program. The ITL major and minor will only be available to continuing students, with the CIS major and minor being the available program for new students.
The information technology leadership program provides an interdisciplinary, liberal arts-based approach to the study of information technology. We offer a curriculum that is both practical and theoretical, with opportunities to learn the most advanced applications as well as to understand their role in human society. ITL majors select one of three emphases: computer science, data discovery, or new media technologies.
Students interested in Information Technology Leadership but who do not wish to major are urged to consider the ITL minor as a vehicle to discover connections between their primary area of academic interest and issues in information technology. The minor may be of particular interest to students in art, psychology, or various science and social sciences fields. Students with a primary interest in art may also wish to consider the Graphic Design Concentration, an interdisciplinary concentration between the Art and ITL departments open to students of any major wishing to study the theory and production techniques pertaining to graphic images of any form.
Amanda Holland-Minkley, Ph.D.