Course Specific Research Support for EC 201: 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

Principles of Economics: Microeconomics course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Traditional and nontraditional techniques will be used to assess student mastery of the content, competencies, and outcomes. These techniques can asses either products or processes:

Products: multiple choice exams, essays, individual group projects, student demonstrations, research projects, other projects with specified rating criteria, and portfolios.

Processes: interviews, documented observations, web searches, journals, student self-evaluations."


From the Course Content:

"Develop the ability to summarize an argument, understand economic reports, and to discern between positive and normative statements."


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

  • Navigate to library web site to search catalog and databases
  • Identify authors or providers of information
  • Identify the container of the information to identify the type of information source
  • Differentiate search engine result sets from the information sources themselves

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for EC 201

1. Use background information to understand concepts and historical precedents

2. Devise a researchable question

3. Identify audience and purpose of information sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Use a topic statement to set up an initial search strategy

2. Use library search to locate published background information

3. Refine topic statement to a research question and search for reliable sources

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.

EC 201

Literacy Skills

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



EC 221

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 Economics SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Veronica Vichit-Vadakan,  Librarian at the Cascade campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger