Course Specific Research Support for ATH 104: 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

Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Term papers. . . presentations."

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

  • Identify words from Standard English, the American lexicon, vernacular, and other speech communities 
  • Identify keywords and concepts for a search strategy
  • Locate library databases
  • Locate streaming video sources
  • Locate crowd-sourced reference guides

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ATH 104

  1. Locate sources for examples of vernacular speech or slang
  2. Identify and select etymological research sources to analyze the political or hidden narratives about the term.


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Use library database(s) to search for relevant etymological analysis
  2. Identify and select sources for reliable electronically published etymological analysis
  3. Identify indicators for citing including medium (print or web)

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.

ATH 104
ATH 209
ATH 234

Literacy Skills

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




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.


Anthropology courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Anthropology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Meredith Farkas,  Librarian at the Sylvania campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger