Syllabi - The Department of Applied Information Technology The Volgenau School of Information Technology Engineering George Mason University 4400

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The Department of Applied Information Technology The Volgenau School of Information Technology & Engineering George Mason University 4400 University Drive Fairfax. VA 22030-4444 IT 101 – Introduction to Information Technology Syllabus – Spring 2011 Section XXX Instructor: E-mail: Telephone: Office Hours: TA: Mr. Wook Jung Email: w j u n g @ g m u . e d u Catalog Description This 3-credit course introduces students to the fundamental concepts in information technology (IT) that provide the technical underpinning for state-of-the-art applications. A perspective on the range of information technology is presented. Historical development and social implications of efforts in information technology form an integral part of the course. Course Objectives This course has been especially designed to target audiences from multiple disciplines. Students will gain literacy in the underlying principles and vocabulary of Information Technology. The course has three objectives: 1) to explain mathematical principles underlying multimedia information technologies, 2) to provide questions about the social, economic, and political contexts in which IT exists, and 3) to introduce cutting-edge technologies and trends such as those in the areas of wireless multimedia, computer security, digital audio, and high-performance computing. Rationale Information technology literacy has become a fundamental requirement for any major. An understanding of the principles underlying digital devices, computer hardware, software, telecommunications, networking and multimedia is an integral part of any IT curriculum. This course provides a sound foundation on the basic theoretical and practical principles behind these technologies and discusses up to date issues surrounding them including social aspects and how they impact everyday life. Required Textbook: Pelin Aksoy and Laura DeNardis, Information Technology in Theory , Course Technology 2008. ISBN 1-4239-0140-1, ISBN-13: 978-14239-0140-2 Prerequisites:
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There are currently no prerequisites for this course Administrative support: Fairfax campus Ms. Shirley Moncada smoncad1@gmu.edu 5400 Engineering Building Phone: 703-993-3565 Prince William campus Ms. Cindy Woodfork cwoodfo1@gmu.edu Bull Run Hall, Suite 102 Phone: 703-993-8461 Religious Holidays A list of religious holidays is available on the University Life Calendar page. Any student whose religious observance conflicts with a scheduled course activity must contact the Instructor at least 2 weeks in advance of the conflict date in order to make alternative arrangements. Privacy Instructors respect and protect the privacy of information related to individual students. Issues relating to an individual student will be discussed via email, telephone or in person. Instructors will not discuss issues relating to an individual student with other students (or anyone without a need to know) without prior permission of the student.
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course IT 101-468 taught by Professor Allsections during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.

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Syllabi - The Department of Applied Information Technology The Volgenau School of Information Technology Engineering George Mason University 4400

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