Course Specific Research Support for ATH 234: 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

Cross-Listed Course

ATH 234 is cross-listed with SOC 234.

Death and Dying in Cross-cultural Perspectives course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

Term paper

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

  • Select a topic area to try initial searches through the internet or library sources
  • Navigate to library website to set up search strategy for library sources
  • Identify the container of the information to identify the type of information source

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ATH 234

1. Develop a topic statement for exploring personal perspective in comparison to other cultural perspectives on death

2. Identify and use sources which provide either a sociological or anthropological perspective

3. Evaluate sources for currency, accuracy, and authority

4. Identify elements about the sources for attribution

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1, Identify personal and cultural perspectives about death to select some to explore for topic development
2. Locate and use relevant library sources and library databases
3. Identify affiliations of authors (if possible), date or publication, and the producer of the source to decide if the information is current and factual
4. Locate author's name, including corporate authors, full date of publication, title of source and producer (URL if relevant), inclusive page numbers (and DOI and volume/issue numbers if relevant)

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