Course Specific Research Support for COMM 228: 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

Mass Communication and Society course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

Assessment strategies may include:

  • Research papers

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

  • Ability to narrow a search to a specific topic
  • Understand the publication cycle
  • Recognize the utility of using the library website for locating background information, secondary sources, and analysis

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for COMM 228

1. Recognize and acknowledge owner of intellectual property

2. Identify audience and purpose of media sources

3. Identify whether sources are attributed properly

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Identify likely providers of reliable information on the topic, including various types of media

2. Identify indicators of the type of media, place in the publication cycle, purpose, currency

3. Identify indicators of authorship, ownership, fact checking and attribution

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.


COMM 112

Literacy Skills

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


COMM 228


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.


Communications courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Communications SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards,  Librarian at the Cascade campus

Librarian subject collectors for: Communications

Campus Librarians, supporting Communications-related subjects research

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger