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 at Washington & Jefferson College has the dual mission of preparing students to take a leadership role in the area of information technology independent of the career or graduate education paths they pursue and of advancing the uses of information technology across the Washington & Jefferson curriculum. Designed to be an interdisciplinary program, the ITL curriculum comprises aspects of history, sociology, psychology, communication, art, design, science and mathematics. The program stresses problem-solving and oral and written communication skills while addressing issues in computer literacy, systems design, visual culture, interface design and computer security.
Areas of Study
The ITL Department also teaches courses associated with the Professional Writing and Film Concentations.
Amanda Holland-Minkley, Ph.D.