Course Specific Research Support for COMM 111Z: 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

Public Speaking course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

Other forms of assessment may include:

  • Essays
  • Journals
  • Research papers

Competencies and Skills:  

"Choose a topic and restrict/narrow it according to the purpose, audience, and time constraints. . . .

Provide adequate and credible supporting material that is appropriate based on the topic, audience setting and purpose. Demonstrate awareness of available types of support."

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

  • Ability to narrow a search to a specific topic
  • Understand the information cycle
  • Ability to differentiate between types of sources available through the library website, including books, videos, articles

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for COMM 111

1. Select credible information sources to support an informational presentation

2. Use various types of information sources

3. Identify audience and purpose of information sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Develop a specific topic statement

2. Identify likely providers of reliable information on the topic, including images and video as well as text

3. Identify indicators of the type of publication, purpose, and authorship and currency

Librarian subject collectors for: Communications

Campus Librarians, supporting Communications-related subjects research

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.


COMM 112

Literacy Skills

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


COMM 228


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.


Communications courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Communications SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards,  Librarian at the Cascade campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger