Sep 21, 2019
BIT 209 - IT for Women
Designed for women across disciplines, this computer literacy course will introduce core information technology tools and explore the social context of women and information technology today. IT skills will include word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, cloud, analytic, mobil and social technologies. Case studies, software tutorials, and projects will cover the technology within the context of personal and professional lives. Assignments will explore the history of women in IT, cultural bias against women's use of IT, the portrayal of women in social media platforms, the empowerment of women through these technologies, and intersectional feminism as a framework of analysis.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Define the core terminology associated with computing essentials.
- Identify the characteristics of information technology and information systems.
- Identify the different types of information systems used in professional workplaces.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply software skills to professional projects in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database, and presentation software.
- Demonstrate the ability to use cloud, analytic, mobile and social technology.
- Describe the history of women in information technology.
- Discuss the occurrence of bias within the information technology industry.
- Discuss the positive and negative impact of social media on women.
- Collect, analyze, and present information on one example of the impact of information technology for women either personally or professionally.
- Analyze the effect of technology through the lens of intersectional feminism.
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