INFO 102 - Women in Technology
- Instructor: Laura Schildkraut
- 5 credits, standard grading
- Monday/Wednesday; 1:30-3:20 p.m.
- Lab: Monday; 3:30-4:20 p.m.
This course will expose students to the Information Technology (IT) field and its opportunities for women across a wide range of industries and roles. It will help bring a necessary diversity into IT classes and jobs.
IT jobs are not only found in technical companies like Microsoft and Google. They are also found in industries such as Health Care, Environment, Entertainment and Fashion. Many mobile applications, social media, search technology, and electronic games are designed, developed and promoted by people in the IT field.
In addition to showcasing the range of industries, projects and roles in IT, course readings and multimedia screenings will focus on the history of women in IT, differences based on being from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and on the ongoing barriers and opportunities for women entering IT fields today.
During the required labs, students will learn a range of skills to begin their exploration into the IT field, and to develop confidence about their ability to master these skills. The culminating element of this course will be real-world IT team projects that will be selected based on student recommendations and interest.
M 330-420 MGH 030 SCHILDKRAUT,LAURA B.