Information Science + Studies

Our mission is to study and create new information technologies and to analyze their impact on art, culture, science, commerce, society, policy, and the environment.

Information Science + Studies at Duke began in 2001 as part of a University effort to consider the ways in which the digital revolution is transforming teaching and learning and society at large. ISS helps students fill the gap between current academic training and the increasing demand in all professions for a broad understanding of the legal, social, philosophical, computational, and aesthetic issues concerning information technology and other related innovations. The program's integrated curriculum combines topics and practices including information management; photonics and visualization; multimedia design; issues of security, privacy, and property; and the history of science and technology.

Latest News

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Virtual Realities, Fictional Worlds and Games Focus Cluster

Information Science + Studies is joining Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, English, and Computer Science in a Fall 2021 Focus Cluster.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
New Major and Minor Approved!

We are pleased to announce that the Trinity Arts and Sciences Council approved the creation of a formalized Interdepartmental Major between Computer Science and Visual and Media...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The STEAM Forum took place today at the Ruby. Representatives of various departments and programs shared their STEAM experiences. ISS offers a number of courses that fit under the...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Fall 2018 Courses

Information Science + Studies is sponsoring a number of exciting courses this Fall, with additional cross-lists and activities coming out of a variety of departments and programs.