Information Sciences and Technology in Communication Arts and Sciences and Labor and Human Resources

Information Sciences and Technology in Communication Arts and Sciences and Labor and Human Resources
Information Sciences and Technology in Communication Arts and Sciences and Labor and Human Resources
This minor examines the intersections among human communication, technology and information, and the work place. Using various forms of technology is ubiquitous in the professional settings, and human communication is at the center of most of this use of technology. The minor considers the evolving nature of the workplace and is designed to assist students in the development of their professional specialties by offering coursework in interrelated matters of effective communication, workplace relations, and information technology. In so doing, students will learn the theory and practice behind being effective communicators in the workplace and also gain skills in self-presentation in online contexts. Some topics covered in the minor include communication ethics, culture, group communication, law, workplace dispute or conflict, and fundamentals of human resources. Completing the minor requires that students take classes in communication arts and sciences, information sciences and technology, and labor and human resources. In general, this minor is designed to help students most effectively use technology for communication in, around, and about the workplace.
Degree Types: Minor

About the Program

You might like this program if…

  • You have an interest in human communication, technology, information sciences, or understanding the workplace. The minor includes applications for anyone who might find themselves in the workplace in the future. If you anticipate needing to present yourself using technology in or around a workplace, this minor might benefit your understanding of human communication and employee relations.

Have questions about this program?

Future students, contact Chantel Harley.

Current students, contact your academic adviser

This program is housed in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences and the School of Labor and Employment Relations
 at Penn State University Park.
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