Course Specific Research Support for BA 203: 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 International Business course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  1. Written case study analysis
  2. Individual or group projects
  3. Class presentations

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

  • Understand the process of data collection for statistical analysis
  • Determine the perspective of information providers
  • Develop a multi-part search strategy, gleaning results to synthesize from various sources

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for BA 203

  • Analyze business trends for international industry sectors
  • Locate reliable information sources for country statistics and cultural practices
  • Find sources of support for international business

Librarian Instructional Objectives:


  1. Identify and use government agencies which track statistical data on import/export, and use library databases for industry and trade reports
  2. Locate U.S. government agencies which provide country factsheets, studies, or profiles of foreign countries; identify current sources which illustrate cultural and business practice differences between the United States and in foreign countries
  3. Search for professional, global, and local agencies which support international trade and identify their perspectives

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.

BA 101
BA 205

Literacy Skills

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



BA 203
BA 223
BA 234

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.

BA 289
BA 292
BA 295

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 Business SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Chau Hoang,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger