DescriptionThis graduate certificate program in Information, Policy and Society targets non-degree-seeking students and students in the Virginia Tech MA program in Political Science who wish to demonstrate special competence in studies of Information, Policy, and Society. This certificate program responds to an existing demand by degreed-seeking and non-degree students, studying on campus or through on-line courses. It will recognize the coursework that students are pursuing when it is focused on developing a foundation in the politics and policy of information networks.
Requirements: Completion of a total of twelve credit hours; 9 credits in required courses and 3 elective hours. Receive a grade of B or better in each course.
(Note: Students will not be allowed to retake a course for a better grade if they receive below a B)
- PSCI 5214 - Contemporary Political Theory
- PSCI 5374 - Electronic Governance
- PSCI 5554 - Culture, Politics & Society in Network Environments
In addition, students must complete at least 3 credit hours from the following:
- PSCI 5354 - Public Policy Analysis
- PSCI 5454 - Advanced Topics in Information Technology and Policy
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