Information Science and eSociety

Bachelor of Arts

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#7Best Online Bachelor's
Program in the Nation

- U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Program Details

Prepare for a successful career in digital media by understanding issues related to privacy, ethics, information manipulation and the impact of social media on daily life.

Earning a BA or undergraduate minor in Information Science & eSociety will develop your ability to think critically about information and the ways that people use and influence technology. This may range from web design to information manipulation and propaganda, to the impact of social media on daily life.

You will also develop your skills to communicate using a variety of digital and social media tools, including digital storytelling and social networks. Learn to create programs and solutions in online digital environments that are effective, inclusive and respectful of diverse people and groups.

The University of Arizona School of Information is the first and only iSchool in the state of Arizona, part of a global consortium of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field. The field is widely recognized for creating innovation systems and designing information solutions that benefit individuals, organizations and society.While each individual iSchool has its own strengths and specializations, together they share a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people and technology.

The School of Information also offers an Accelerated Master's Program (AMP), designed for exceptional undergraduate students to complete a BA in Information Science and eSociety and an MA in Library and Information Science in as little as five years.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Courses

The curriculum for this program includes:

ESOC 300: Digital Storytelling and Culture
ESOC 212: Social Media Strategies Across Professions
ESOC 418: Information Trust, Manipulation, and Deception
ESOC 480: Digital Engagement

Outcomes

Skills

Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Information Science and eSociety will build core skills, including:

  • analytical thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • digital engagement
  • digital information use
  • digital storytelling
  • information literacy
  • media literacy
  • media production
  • misinformation detection
  • online collaboration
  • Problem solving
  • research
  • social media

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