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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Information Studies and eSociety
Major: 8131
Effective Term: 2023 Fall   
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 09.0702
Program Availability: CG   EM   GC   GW   MC   PC   PV   RS   SC   SM  
Instructional Council: Library
Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of an associate degree, students may pursue a career as:
27-3099.00 Media and Communication Workers, All Others
27-3042.00 Technical Writers

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
11-2011.00 Advertising and Promotions Managers
27-3043.00 Writers and Authors
27-3041.00 Editors
13-1161.00 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
27-3031.00 Public Relations Specialists
13-1161.01 Search Marketing Strategists
43-4121.00 Library Assistants, Clerical
25-4031.00 Library Technicians

Description: The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Information Studies and eSociety is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for work in: marketing, social media, libraries, editing, copywriting, public relations, online content creation, and communication. Students will examine their roles as content creators and consumers in a global society, critically engage with information, and communicate and collaborate across diverse populations and platforms. This program also provides university transfer options in addition to workforce preparedness.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Apply the principles and theories of information creation, information seeking behaviors, and digital communications. (IFS201, IFS210, IFS213)
2. Analyze historical and cultural perspectives of information creation, access, and use. (IFS210, IFS213, [HU])
3. Articulate the roles of citizens as information creators and consumers in a sustainable global society. (IFS201, IFS210, IFS213, [SG], [SQ])
4. Create, implement, and modify a research plan to meet an information need. (IFS201, [FYC])
5. Critically evaluate information in a variety of formats for perspectives, gaps, and influence. (IFS201, IFS210, (CRE), [FYC], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
6. Use information according to ethical, legal, copyright, and policy considerations. (IFS201, IFS210, IFS213, [FYC])
7. Practice collaborative working relationships across multiple platforms while taking into account communication opportunities and challenges. (IFS213, [HU])
8. Employ appropriate digital tools and media to create professional works in various mediums for diverse audiences. (IFS201, IFS210, IFS213)
Required Courses
FYE101 Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (1) OR
FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success (3) 1-3

+ IFS201 Information in a Post-Truth World 3
IFS210 Research in a Global Society 3
IFS213 Hacking and Open Source Culture 3
Credits: 10-12

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 28, 2022

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.