Course Specific Research Support for HEC 140: 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 Family Life Education course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Complete a research paper on a FLE topic"

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

  • Navigate to library web site and identify places to search for sources
  • Identify authors or providers of information sources
  • Differentiate internet search result sets from the information sources themselves
  • Identify a topic statement

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for HE 251

  1. Identify professionally relevant information sources
  2. Identify and read background information to find relevant themes
  3. Search for information providers, including government agencies, organizations, and local practitioners


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  • Identify and use industry specific publications
  • Select from encyclopedias, newspapers, and other sources for background history and context
  • Identify relevant library databases for topical articles and/or interview local experts

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.

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 Parenting Education and Family Life (HEC) SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Meredith Farkas,  Librarian at the Sylvania campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger