Course Specific Research Support for CH 298A: Home

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

Chemistry Independent Study course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Ideally, the student would take the 3 term sequence (CH298B and C course proposal to follow upon approval of this course) and present data at an undergraduate research conference."

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

  • Recognize authors' affiliation statements in journal articles
  • Recognize agencies as corporate authors
  • Recognize the standard structure of a peer reviewed scientific article
  • Navigate to library website, and select relevant databases
  • Use background reading to construct reasonable topic statement

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for CH 298A

  1. Locate professional level and discipline specific information sources about the effect of chemicals on the environment, and evaluate for context, bias, and authority
  2. Locate articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and evaluate for context, and currency
  3. Devise a research question related to chemistry, within the context of the effect of chemicals on the environment

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify the parties responsible, and their qualifications, for chemistry articles, to evaluate reliability of information
  2. Select sources for locating relevant chemistry journal articles, including library databases
  3. Develop a researchable question related to chemistry, and identify the context and perspectives of the authors

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.




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.

CH 151
CH 222
CH 223

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.

CH 241
CH 242
CH 243
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 Chemistry SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Jen Klaudinyi, Librarian at the Sylvania campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger