Course Specific Research Support for R 201: 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

Asian Religions course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Student presentations on research, including site visits to religious settings."

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

  1. Understand the utility of background research to explore a topic before creating a research question
  2. Identify point of view and bias
  3. Summarize and synthesize ideas

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for R201

1. Locate qualified people to interview about a particular faith practice

2. Locate reliable and objective information sources to support informational presentations

3. Locate doctrinal documents for various faith traditions

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Develop search strategies appropriate for various types of sources

2. Evaluate information sources for purpose, audience, currency

3. Use search tools to identify reliable sources of copies of primary or doctrinal sources, including the library catalog and databases

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.

R 201
R 210

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 Religion SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

Religion courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger