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Technology and Society

ICT4D Specializaton

Information and Communication Technology for Development Specialization

ICT4D is a department-defined specialization for the Technological Systems Management (TSM) major.

Digital Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are helping to revolutionize human lives. As part of this process, they have changed development patterns in countries and regions around the world. This specialization is intended to expose students to necessary concepts and skills to participate in ICT4D. Students will learn to apply technical aspects of ICTs as well as international development, culture, and sustainability.

    • EST 230 Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development
    • CSE 114 Introduction to Objective-Oriented Programming
    • EST 205 Introduction to Technological Design: Innovation and Design Thinking

    Four more courses (12 credits), with at least one from each of the below three categories: At least three must be 300 or above level courses

    • EST 320 Communication Technology Systems
    • EST 371 Data Science Management
    • EST 372 The Mobile Revolution in Development
    • ESG 281 Engineering Introduction to the Solid State
    • ESE 123 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • ESE 231 Introduction to Semi-conductor Devices
    • ESE 271 Electrical Circuit Analysis
    • ESE 305 Deterministic Signals and Systems
    • ESE 372 Electronics
    • EST 323-CSE 323-ISE 323* Human-Computer Interaction
    • CSE 334 Introduction to Multi-Media Systems
    • CSE 373 Analysis of Algorithms
    • ISE 218 Fundamentals of Information Technology
    • ISE 316 Introduction to Networking
    • MEC 220 Practical Electronics for Mechanical Engineers
    • CSE 390 Special Topics in Computer Science Benevolent Computing
    • EHM 391 Nature & Nurture for Sustainable Health: Humans, Livestock & Vectors in the Turkana Basin
    • EHM 392 Water Security and Sustainable Development in the Turkana Basin
    • EST 207 Interaction Design
    • EST 209 Introduction to Italian Design: Theory and Practice
    • EST 240 Visual Rhetoric and Information Technology
    • EST 310 Design of Computer Games
    • MEC 101 Freshman Design Innovation
    • SUS 308 Economic Development
Note

Students are encouraged to take additional coursework in the three categories in place of one to three departmental electives.