The advances in technology today have made the use of the Internet important in almost every discipline. Educators, business people, scientists and those in the criminal justice field all rely on the Internet to help them perform their jobs to the fullest. The Internet is immense and has many uses that can assist student in each discipline. Knowledge of the Internet and the full extent of its capabilities are important to anyone entering the workforce in today’s technologically advanced environment. In order to keep their graduates competitive in this environment, it is important that universities offer courses which not only cover the basics of Internet use but also show how the Internet can help them advance and excel no matter which field they enter. The current lack of a course for all students which covers in-depth internet use opposed to the number of fields that utilize the Internet, and the extent to which they use it, exposes the need for a course to better prepare students for the changing environment they will enter after graduation.
Leipnik, Mark R.; Mehta, Gurinderjit B.; Wilder, Virginia; and Mehta, Sanjay S., "Importance of the Internet in University Curriculums: A Case Study at Sam Houston State University" (2002). ICEB 2002 Proceedings. 145.