CIT 41600/ 3 Cr.
This course is designed to increase your understanding about the challenges faced by information technology (IT) professionals in a global context. You will meet and work with industry professionals whose personal experiences in IT industry, education, and international culture have impacted their careers. Each semester the course will focus on a specific country and we will analyze the current state of IT relationships between the country of focus and the United States. The course will involve classroom sessions once per week during the semester with an embedded study abroad program to the country of focus over spring break.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
P: ENG-W 131 (or equivalent); Sophomore Standing; 21 Residential credit hours or equivalent.
This course includes a required study abroad component. Enrollment requires permission of the instructor.
Course Outcomes (What are these?)
- Acquire knowledge of and be able to discuss the business climate and culture of the country of focus (CIT e, f)
- Discuss, compare & contrast the customs and culture of the country of focus with American customs (CIT f, g)
- Discuss, compare & contrast the education system of the country of focus and American education system (CIT f)
- Understand the critical skills required to be a successful IT professional (CIT h)
- Understand the key business, technical, and leadership priorities of successful IT executives (CIT f, h)
- Discuss the relationship between IT and business success (CIT e, h)
CIT Student Outcomes (What are these?)
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
Varies by semester. Current topics include:
- Global IT Management (India)
- Global IT Citizenship (China)
Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs)1a. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats, particularly written, oral, and visual formats.
1c. Make effective use of information resources and technology.
2. Critical Thinking
3. Integration and Application of Knowledge
5. Understanding Society and Culture