Course Specific Research Support for HON 101: 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 Honors: Scholarly Inquiry course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Development and presentation of a sophisticated research proposal"

From the Course Activities and Design:

"Conceptualize themselves as viable members of the intellectual community, posing rigorous questions about the course theme, leading to development of potential research projects through the proposal stage."

From the Course Content:

  • Introduction to scholarship
  • Navigation of the academic world
  • Reading and assessing primary and secondary texts
  • Principles of critical inquiry

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

  • Differentiate topic from thesis statement
  • Ability to identify concepts which encompass the initial search terms
  • Willingness to read for background knowledge and context

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for HON 101

1. Assemble reliable primary and secondary sources related to an academic topic

2. Devise a researchable question, with identified perspective and audience

3. Form various search strategies and revise search as necessary in library and online sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Identify providers of primary and reliable secondary sources related to academic topic

2. Locate and use background information to develop various dimensions of a research question

3. Use "advanced" search in library catalog and library databases, and apply limits or indicators in online searching

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.


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 Honors Program

Contact: Robin Shapiro,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

Honors course with outcomes related to research and information seeking

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger