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ITWS Concentration: Pre-Law
(Humanities, Arts and and Social Science)

For those entering the program Fall 2011 semester & beyond

Mike Kalsher  

The Pre-Law concentration with the Values and Public Policy track will earn you a dual degree with Science, Technology, and Society. STS has an established sequence of pre-law, ethics, and public policy courses that will place you in a great position for an advanced degree in law, public administration, or public policy.

Pre-law students from ITWS who pursue this track will be especially well positioned for a law degree in patent, Internet, and intellectual property law. Students who have pursued the STS pre-law track have been accepted at many of the nation’s top law schools.

The Pre-Law concentration with the Psychology track focuses on the interplay between psychology and logic and the legal system.

A student can choose either the Values and Public Policy Track or the Psychology Track. Each semester lists courses 1 through 8 in which the student must select the appropriate course from the chosen track. Courses cannot be intermixed between the two tracks.

Required Courses:

Semester I Semester II

ITWS-1100 Introduction to Information Technology and Web Science

HASS Elective (2)

CSCI-1100 Computer Science I

Course 1 (see below)

CSCI-1200 Data Structures

Course 2 (see below)

MATH-1010 Calculus I

ITWS-1220 IT and Society

Semester III Semester IV

One of:
- ITWS-2961 Creativity and IT
- ITWS-496X IT for Arts and Performance

ITWS-2110 Web Systems Development

One of: (1)
- ECSE-2610 Computer Components and Operations and ENGR-2350 Embedded Control
- CSCI-2500 Computer Organization

Course 3 (see below)

ITWS-4200 Web Science

ITWS-2210 Intro to Human Computer Interaction

One of: (1)
- ECSE-2660 Computer Arch, Networks and OS
- CSCI-2300 Introduction to Algorithms

Course 4 (see below)

Semester V Semester VI

ITWS-4310 Managing IT Resources

Course 5 (see below)

Life Science Elective (BIOL-XXXX)

Math Elective (1)

ITWS Elective (one of):
-CSCI-4380 Database Systems
-MGMT-4170 Data Resource Management

Course 6 (see below)

HASS Elective (2)

Free Elective

Semester VII Semester VIII

One of: (3)
- ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone (Professional Track)
- ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track)

Course 7 (see below)

Physical Science Elective (PHYS-XXXX)

Free Elective

Course 8 (see below)

HASS Elective (2)

HASS Elective (2)

Free Elective

ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track Only)

Students must satisfy an 8-credit communication requirement. See your advisor for details.

(1) Select either the three-course ECSE sequence or the two-course CSCI sequence. If the ECSE sequence is chosen, ENGR-2350 will replace one free elective slot. Move ITWS-2961/ITWS-496X to Semester VII with a free elective. If the CSCI Sequence is chosen, your math elective in Semester III must be MATH-2800 Introduction to Discrete Structures. If a student is planning to apply to the co-terminal MS in IT program, they need to select the CSCI sequence.

(2) See HASS requirements

(3) Co-terminal students would replace ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone with ITWS-4980 Special Projects course which will be the culminating experience.

For selection of concentration courses and HASS Electives, see the appropriate contact person above.

Psychology Track:
Course-1: PSYC-1200 General Psychology
Course-2: PSYC-2730 Social Psychology
Course-3: PHIL-2140 Introduction to Logic 
Course-4: Law and Computing Elective
Course-5: PSYC-4740 Psychology and the Law
Course-6: WRIT-2110 Rhetoric and Writing
Course-7: MGMT-1100 Introduction to Management
Course-8: PSYC-4990 Concentration Capstone

Values and Public Policy Track:
Course-1: STSS-1110 Science, Technology and Society
Course-2: STSS-2350 Law, Values, and Public Policy: Perspectives on Science and Technology
Course-3: STSS-2250 Information, Society and Culture
Course-4: STSS-2000 Level Concentration Course
Course-5: STSS-4000 Level Concentration Course
Course-6: STSS-4000 Level Concentration Course
Course-7: STSS-4800 Public Service Internship
Course-8: STSS-4980 Senior Project

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