Course Specific Research Support for ART 214: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

History of Graphic Design course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • Research projects resulting in papers or presentations.

From the Course Content:

  • Research and write coherently about design history, using evidence to support arguments.

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Locate and evaluate sources of information for authenticity and relevance
  • Understand that databases have proprietary sources unavailable, or sometimes used without attribution, on the web
  • Understand concepts about copyright and intellectual property

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ART 214

  1. Identify professional terms for design elements to use in a search strategy
  2. Select specific historical or social movement, cultural or technological development, to use in a topic statement
  3. Evaluate information providers for relevance and reliability



Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Locate and use licensed image banks for images with attribution

2. Use advanced search functions in library databases, including subject headings and limiters, for more specific searches

3. Gather citations generated from library tools or collect indicators to properly attribute sources

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.


Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.


ART 204
ART 205
ART 206
ART 207
ART 208
ART 209
ART 210
ART 211
ART 212
ART 213
ART 214


Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the Art SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Kerry Leek,  Librarian at the Sylvania campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger