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. This is a ZERO Textbook Cost course.

FALL 2018

Days & Times Meeting Dates Location Instructor Class/Section
Mondays, 2:30-4:25PM 08/27/2018 – 10/22/2018 1L 214 Prof. Jonathan Cope 16307/001
Tuesdays, 12:20-2:15pm 08/28/2018 – 10/23/2018 1L214 Prof. Judy Xiao 16308/002
Tuesdays, 2:30-4:25PM 08/28/2018 – 10/09/2018 St. George 106 Prof. Mark Aaron Polger 16757/SG01
The following classes meet during the second half of the semester:
Fridays, 12:20-2:15PM 10/26/2018 – 12/14/2018 1L214 Prof. Christina Boyle 16309/003
Mondays, 2:30-4:25PM 10/29/2018 – 12/10/2018 1L 214 Prof. Anne Hays 16397/004

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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