Course Specific Research Support for ATH 209: 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

Culture, Change and the Individual course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • term papers
  • oral or online presentations

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

  • Identify keywords and concepts for a search strategy
  • Locate library databases
  • Locate discipline specific information providers online

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ATH 209

  1. Reflect to surface prior knowledge and experience about particular cultures including one's own
  2. Select a topic focus to apply ethnographic techniques
  3. Identify and locate relevant sources to examine acculturation and culture change


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Use questioning and brainstorming to begin topic development process
  2. Use initial search process through various sources to survey availability of sources for topic
  3. Identify and select databases to search for sources related to the discipline

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.


Librarian Liaison to the Anthropology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Meredith Farkas,  Librarian at the Sylvania campus

Anthropology courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger