LIB 102 – Beyond Google: Research for College Success

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The course provides students with foundational research skills needed to succeed in college, including how to develop well thought out research strategies, and effectively use library research tools and new media sources. Students will be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information resources in keeping with academic integrity and ethical standards. Students will partake in in-class exercises, quizzes, and will produce a final project in the form of an annotated bibliography.

LIB 102 is a one-credit seven and a half week elective course that meets once a week and is open to all students.


Days & Times Meeting Dates Location Instructor Class/Section
Mondays, 2:30-4:25PM 01/29/2018-03/19/2018 1L 214 Mark Aaron Polger 28491
Tuesdays, 12:20-2:15pm (hybrid) 01/30/2018-03/20/2018 1L214/online Judy Xiao 28494
Thursdays, 12:20-2:15PM 02/01/2018-03/22/2018 St. George 106 Wilma Jones 63275
Fridays, 12:20-2:15PM 03/23/2018-05/11/2018 1L 214 Jonathan Cope 28493
Mondays, 2:30-4:25PM 03/19/2018-05/14/2018 1L 214 Anne Hays 63528

Information Literacy

Course Objective Example Evidence that Objective Can Be Met
Students will be able to understand key methods and use appropriate tools to identify, locate, and evaluate information. Students will create and update a cumulative class project, and critically respond to weekly course assignments that explore various aspects of the contemporary information environment (e.g., social media, the news media, and scholarly publications).
Students will be able to develop and refine an academic research topic/question. Students will produce a final research project that will culminate in an annotated bibliography on a subject of their choosing.
Students will be able to think critically about information and communications media. Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiple perspectives through participation in classroom presentations and writing exercises.

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