Course Specific Research Support for ESOL 265: 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

Level 8 Academic Speaking/Listening course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • Evaluate inclusion of source material in presentations.

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

  1. Identify synonyms and related concepts
  2. Navigate to library website
  3. Recognize related concepts for searching as well as matching keywords
  4. Understand concept of intellectual property

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ESOL 265

1. Use background information to determine an argument within a broad topic area

2. Select credible information sources to support an informational presentation

3. Recognize components for attribution and citation

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Develop a specific topic statement

2. Use academic, introductory, summary information sources like encyclopedias to locate background information and perspectives on topic areas

3. Interpret result lists from online catalog and database searches and identify sources with similar concepts as well as matching search terms

4. Capture citation data for each selected source

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage

ESOL 40 
ESOL 150     

Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.

ESOL 254
ESOL 260


Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.

ESOL 252
ESOL 262
ESOL 264
ESOL 265

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 ESOL SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger