Information Technology & Society
Director: R. Bryant
Information and the technology that processes and stores it are of central importance in today's society. The Information Technology and Society courses at Gonzaga University provide students with the necessary skills, concepts and competencies to utilize information effectively in their careers. The courses in Information Technology and Society are designed to enhance the studies of students in all liberal arts disciplines. Technology is constantly changing at a rapid pace, and in order to stay abreast of the changes, individuals need to understand the underlying foundation of how information is organized and how the devices that access the information work. Due to the constant development of new devices and applications, society's rules and laws often lag behind dealing with ramifications of these changes. The Information Technology and Society courses examine these ramifications along with the ethical and social implications of digital technology innovations across many disciplines. Coupled with the discipline specific knowledge, information technology capabilities are integral to a fully educated citizen today.