Course Specific Research Support for HOR 291: 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

Landscape Design III course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • research paper

From the Course Content:

"Understand how historical culture, societal attitudes, art and design approaches (styles) evolved and how they effect localized landscape designs today

Use traditional, "high-tech" and personal research methods to gather data."

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

  • Create a topic statement, and define broader and narrower search terms
  • Differentiate between commercially based information sources, consumer oriented sources and academic sources
  • Navigate to library website and visit physical locations

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for HOR 291

  1. Locate examples of a specific design style and determine the elements present and processes required
  2. Identify credible sources of information
  3. Give proper attribution in accepted citation format

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Use a library search to browse for published materials on particular design styles
  2. Gather generated citations and citation elements to document sources of information and images
  3. Evaluate information sources for purpose, point of view, currency and relevance

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 Horticulture SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Pam Kessinger,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger