21st Century Literacies

The modern workplace has changed drastically, especially over the past several decades. Put simply, the skills necessary to succeed in the 20th century workplace are not the same as the skills need in the 21st century. To help BIS graduates develop and maintain these important, modern skill sets, BIS majors are required to take two (2) classes to fulfill the 21st Century Literacy requirement. Students can choose from a variety of different courses that fit their professional goals. Courses that complete the 21st Century Literacies requirement focus on statistical, visual, information technology, and technical literacies.

21st Century Literacies course requirements

Take two (2) of the following:

  • ART 256 Design, Perception & Audience (3)
  • BTE 109 Quantitative Business Methods - An Introduction (3)
  • BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)
  • CIT/CSE 262 Technology, Ethics, and Global Society (3)
  • ENG 215 Workplace Writing (3)
    • or ENG 313 Technical Writing (3)
  • ENG 224 Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds (3)
  • GEO 241 Map Interpretation (3)
  • IMS 201  Information Studies in the Digital Age (3)
  • STA 261  Statistics (4)
    • or ISA 205 Business Statistics (4)
    • or STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)