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The Social Impact of Information Technology

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INET 3011W

Delivery Method
Fully online
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About This Course

Work that’s done in IT has ripple effects that stretch outward to other individuals, teams, and even global networks. In this course, students learn how IT is woven into systems and groups we don’t always expect. Students focus on understanding the perspectives of different groups that are touched by the work IT professionals perform, instilling a broader viewpoint. Students will spend time examining how governments, cultures, and societies impact—or are impacted by—IT. In this Writing Intensive course, students will complete three papers about how the individual, team, and global viewpoints affect how a single IT project is completed, as well as how that project will affect society.


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Mark Langanki

BS, computer science, University of Minnesota

Mark Langanki has been working in the IT industry since 1989. His work centers on computing as it relates to telephony, networked applications, and distributed systems. Mark is the CTO of ConvergeOne and is leading innovation around the next model of IT and cloud services. He teaches at the University of Minnesota about operating systems, network programming, languages, and IT operations, and believes that learning doesn’t stop once a student graduates. Mark is dedicated to ensuring that students learn topics that will be applicable in the tech industry.

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