Course Specific Research Support for PHL 197: 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

Manufacturing Reality: Critical Thinking and the Media course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Description:

Addresses the growing impact of electronic media on our perceptions of truth and reality. Emphasizes skills to critically deconstruct and analyze the embedded values, messages, and techniques of electronic media as a basis for empowering students to formulate meaningful responses.


From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Essays in the form of in-class exams, short papers, or term papers."

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

  • Articulate a research topic
  • Develop a search strategy

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for PHL 197

  1. Locate analysis of media trends to support research argument
  2. Locate examples of electronic media

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Use the Library search and library databases to locate relevant sources
  2. Employ search strategies to identify attributable electronic media 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.


PHL 195
PHL 197
PHL 298


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.

PHL 212
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 Philosophy SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger