Course Description

State-of-the-art technologies in the field; computer architectures, telecommunication networks, software design and application; issues in information management and technology use.



Professor of Record

Jeff Rubin


This course is open to all undergraduate students at Syracuse University. No prior information technology knowledge is required.

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recall key terms and definitions related to common information technologies.
  2. Describe at a basic or intermediate level the workings of the Internet, databases, Internet security, and productivity applications.
  3. Evaluate consumer and business focused information technology products and services.
  4. Analyze and/or criticize the impact of information technology on contemporary life.
  5. Demonstrate information ethics with respect to issues such as intellectual property, cyber-crime, privacy, or related issues.
  6. Explain how various forms of information technology will intersect with their career, industry of interest, and personal lives.

Course Syllabus

IST 195 Fall 2021 Syllabus- Jeff Rubin

IST 195 Fall 2021 Syllabus- A. Randall Wenner

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