Course Specific Research Support for HON 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

Capstone Experience course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Content:

"Planning and completing sophisticated discipline-specific projects"

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

  • Differentiate between perspective and point of view, and extend thought beyond personal opinion
  • Develop a researchable question
  • Read widely and deeply on a particular topic
  • Identify information sources alternative to published (media, authorities to interview)

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for HON 201

1. Choose discipline-specific research question

2. Assess authority and relevance of primary and secondary information sources

3. Document search strategies and connections between sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Use library tools and scholarly online sources to locate background,  introductory information on the perspectives of researchers in the topic area of choice 

2. Choose relevant library databases for access to full text primary and secondary documents

3. Collect citation information for sources and learn to access "cited by"

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 Honors Program

Contact: Robin Shapiro,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

Honors course with outcomes related to research and information seeking

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger