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Sylvester, Roshanna Patricia

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies


Research Areas research areas



  • early space age, history of childhood, technology and culture, STEM gender gap


selected publications


courses taught

  • CMCI 3000 - Special Topics in CMCI
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Investigates special topics in media, communication and information at the upper-division level. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours on different topics.
  • CMDP 2010 - Information, Media and Technology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    Surveys the history of information technologies and modern techniques of information production, storage, transmission and retrieval. Equips students with an understanding of technological transformations in interpersonal, organizational and mass communication. Emphasis is on the technological, social and political changes that underlie the movement toward a digital society.
  • CMDP 3550 - Research/Remix
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    This Composition and Expression seminar develops information literacy practices: self-motivated, reflective discovery; critical source evaluation; and responsible, ethical knowledge creation. Encourages the seeking of multiple perspectives and diverse viewpoints through critically informed research, reflection, and creative work. Provides hands-on training in advanced searching, fact-checking, citation, and licensing. Enhances understanding of creators� rights and responsibilities.
  • ENES 1010 - Engineering, Ethics and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores a wide variety of challenging and interesting humanistic themes (love, responsibility, ambition, etc.) in many forms (fiction, philosophy, plays, poetry, art, music, etc.). In small discussion-based classes, emphasizes the writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills needed to excel as a professional engineer. Fulfills College of Engineering writing requirement for first-year freshmen only. Formerly HUEN 1010.
  • INFO 1101 - Computation in Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Introduces students to modern information and communication technology, the basic principles of software and programming, the fundamental role of algorithms in modern society, computational reasoning, the major organizations in the information sector and fundamental interactions between humans and information technology. Appropriate for students with limited prior experience with computing. Fulfills the CMCI computing requirement.
  • INFO 3101 - History of Computing and Information
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Focusing on two topics: the changing role of information in everyday life over time and the increasing role of information in disciplinary studies such as social science, engineering, computer science, mathematics, digital humanities. Examines information related academic disciplines, businesses, industries and technologies from multiple perspectives from the 17th century to the present.


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