Course Specific Research Support for SOC 228: 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 Environmental Sociology course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies

Term or research papers, using a variety of research strategies on a topic from class.

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

  • Select a topic area to try initial searches through the internet or library sources
  • Navigate to library website to set up search strategy for library sources
  • Identify the container of the information to identify the type of information source

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for SOC 228

1. Develop a topic statement for exploring human impact on the environment or change social structures, from various sociological perspectives

2. Locate and use sources of sociological research of various methods (case studies, surveys, observational results, correlations)

3. Identify sources for ethnographic research (field study, interviews, study of groups)

4. Collect elements for attribution of sources in APA style

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Identify significant human impacts on the environment, locate background information about them, and specify various dimensions of a topic area in order to refine a researchable question

2. Locate and use relevant library sources and library databases

3. Search for relevant agencies, institutions, or associations

4. Locate author, including corporate authors, full date of publication, title of source, and producer (URL if relevant), inclusive page numbers (and DOI and volume/issue numbers if relevant)

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage

 

Connecting to 
College

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.

SOC 204
SOC 205
SOC 206
SOC 211
SOC 213
SOC 215
SOC 219
SOC 228
SOC 234

Information
Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.


SOC 218
SOC 221
SOC 230
SOC 231
SOC 232

 

 

 

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
Research

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 Sociology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Sara Seely,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger