Course Specific Research Support for ESR 150: Home
Environmental Studies Orientation course outcomes related to research skills:
Other indicators of required research or information seeking:
From the Course Activities and Design:
"Research paper on environmental career"
From the Course Content:
"Locating and accessing information"
Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:
- Ability to question assumptions
- Recognize utility of recognizing connections between sources
- Ability to analyze purpose and scope of library databases and reference tools
Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ESR150
1. Separate consumer oriented information from official and documentary information
2. Differentiate information sources based on indicators of affiliation and authority
3. Select relevant information from published sources and documentary data
Librarian Instructional Objectives:
1. Appraise library databases and online sources for probability of providing useful and reliable information
2. Distinguish peer-reviewed, scholarly sources from general interest, biased, or unvetted information
3. Identify strategies for retrieving valid information in relevant format(s)
Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum
|Student's Developmental Stage
Connecting to College
1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.
2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.
Information 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 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.