LIIS 270 Information Literacy

This course focuses on fostering intellectual curiosity and developing independent lifelong learners. Students will learn how to recognize when information is needed, the type and amount of information needed, as well as how to effectively and efficiently search for, access, and retrieve and evaluate sources of information.

Credits

3 Credits

LIIS 270Information Literacy

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I. General Information

Department

Library & Information Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course focuses on fostering intellectual curiosity and developing independent lifelong learners. Students will learn how to recognize when information is needed, the type and amount of information needed, as well as how to effectively and efficiently search for, access, and retrieve and evaluate sources of information.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Understand how information is organized and presented Understand the research process: define a research topic, select search tools, construct a search, evaluate and cite information resources, use discovered resources to refine the topic and search terms

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Research as inquiry Orientation to a library / citing your sources Evaluating your sources Topic selection Brainstorming Search strategy Keywords and Boolean logic Search tactics Plagiarism Social networking and privacy Reconsider definition of information literacy

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Weekly readings and discussion board topics Weekly worksheets

Required Exams

Midterm examination Final examination

Required Text

examinationMandatory Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials Mary W. George. The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know. Princeton University, 2008.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Weekly readings and discussion board topics Weekly worksheets Midterm examination Final examination