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The following six course requirements need to be satisfied to earn the program certificate in Technology and Society, Information Technology Track.
P/D/F policy: Students may use no more than one course taken on a P/D/F basis, with a “P” being essential to satisfy program requirements.
Please note that due to the 2020 COVID-19 situation, all courses taken by students in the spring and fall 2020 semesters that apply to the information technology track of the certificate may use the P/D/F system. This is in addition to the one course allowed as stated above. All courses must have a designation of “P” to count.
Additional information regarding courses:
All students are required to undertake a one-semester independent research project in IT and society. For AB students, this includes a junior paper. This may be substituted by a significant component in their senior thesis (at least a chapter). It is expected that some of these projects/theses will be jointly supervised by faculty members across the university divisions.
All independent work topics for the certificate must be pre-approved by the information technology track director of the certificate program. Please make sure approval is granted before beginning your semester of independent study. Please submit the information about your independent work (IW) at this link. Approval must be received by December 10th of your senior year.
Students are required to present their projects/theses to the program students and faculty at an annual spring symposium. This provides a mechanism for shared learning as well as for developing the common themes across the program.