Course Specific Research Support for SOC 232: 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

Death and Dying: Cultures and Issues course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

  • Assigned papers and research projects

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

  • Navigate to library website to set up search strategy for library sources
  • Identify indicators of authorship, authority, and currency
  • Differentiate between evidence and opinion

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for SOC 232

1. Develop a research question for exploring differences in belief systems and practices related to death, dying, and bereavement from various sociological perspectives

2. Identify information sources from both the consumer and professional levels, to support clients in a compassionately and in a culturally aware way during the process of end-of-life decisions

3. Locate generated source citations or gather elements for citations in APA format

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Use the Library search and library databases to locate relevant sources, both popular and peer-reviewed

2. Identify relevant journals and peer-reviewed articles in library databases and with advanced web search techniques

3. Use library database (and library search) citation generators, other citation and bibliography tools

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.

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

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

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)

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger