Course Specific Research Support for PHL 298: 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

Independent Study: Philosophy course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Essays or term papers."

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

  • Identify quotes and paraphrases from original sources
  • Develop a topic statement
  • Articulate search terms for a topic
  • Recognize different types of sources and their place in the information cycle

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for PHL 298

  1. Use search strategies familiar to philosophers
  2. Identify and select relevant sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify search terms, both vernacular and discipline specific
  2. Use citation tracing  and library tools to identify 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.


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