Course Specific Research Support for HUM 100: 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 Humanities course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Essays (including research)."

From the Course Content:


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

  • Identify a single theme to start exploration of one topic
  • Navigate to the library website
  • Understand the differences between a library catalog, and library database search

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for HUM 100

  1. Select search terms and alternatives for various levels of specificity for search strategies
  2. Search library databases to identify useful articles
  3. Identify books and monographic sources (print and electronic) which contain useful, relevant information
  4. Collect citation elements in order to provide attribution of sources


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify broader and narrower terms, as well as related concepts, for a topic
  2. Differentiate library databases and select those most topic-related to search for articles
  3. Use the library search to locate relevant books in the library collections, and identify online producers and aggregators of relevant monographic sources
  4. Identify the indicators of source authorship, date, and publication, for attribution

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.

HUM 100

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 Humanities SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards,   Librarian at the Southeast campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger