Bachelor of Information

Bachelor of Information (BI) Program Director: Prof. Seamus Ross

The BI is a second-entry professional undergraduate program, meaning students can apply as early as the second year of their undergraduate degree. Students must have completed at least 20 half university-level courses to be considered for admission. 

The Bachelor of Information (BI) considers the interactions between information technologies and social worlds, providing you with the conceptual tools and practical techniques necessary to understand and effect change in a data-intensive society. The BI program integrates design thinking, critical scholarship, and experiential learning.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand and assess the social, political, economic, and ethical entailments of information creation, ownership, stewardship, and circulation, especially in light of enduring and emerging ethical and political questions
  • Analyze the complexity of information practices and the political, economic, technical, and cultural contexts in which they occur
  • Critique the conceptual and philosophical foundations of representation and computation
  • Critique, create, and use multiple tools and techniques of data creation, manipulation, and interpretation, and be able to learn to use tools that may be developed in the future
  • Use the design process to understand, analyze and engage with complex questions of information practice
  • Create practical responses to enduring and emerging problems relating to information technologies and practices in a manner that demonstrates ethical, cultural, and legal awareness
  • Present their work to audiences with various degrees of familiarity with the field of information and the specific questions the work addresses.
  • Identify their own skills and expertise and the necessity for enhancing that expertise, either through collaboration or continued learning.
  • Develop, defend, and use methods of analysis of complex information practices and the political, economic, technical, and cultural contexts in which they occur
  • Recognize recurring patterns of unresolved intellectual and social tension

 

The BI consists of 22 courses over 5 terms (fall/winter/summer/fall/winter)

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