Course Specific Research Support for MTH 111H: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements for developmentally- and discipline-specific development of research skills to appropriate library instruction and support outcomes

College Algebra: Honors course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"At least two of the following additional measures:

  • Take-home examinations
  • Graded homework
  • Quizzes
  • Group projects
  • In-class activities
  • Portfolios
  • Individual projects"

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

  • Ability to develop a topic statement
  • Navigate to library website
  • Determine audience and purpose of information sources

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for MTH 111H

  1. Gather credible information sources, both peer-reviewed and general interest
  2. Use search strategies familiar to mathematicians
  3. Locate historical development of principles of mathematics as well as current, scholarly conversations

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Develop a researchable question
  2. Compare and evaluate open web and sources from databases for factualness and validity
  3. Identify and use controlled vocabularies in searching
  4. Use specialized search engines, library databases, and the library search to locate relevant sources 

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.



MTH  111H
MTH 243
MTH 244

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 Math SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Pam Kessinger,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

Math courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian subject collectors for: Math

Campus Librarians, supporting Math-related subjects research

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger