Course Specific Research Support for WS 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

Women's Studies course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Research projects."

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

  • Develop a specific topic statement
  • Identify perspective and point-of-view in information sources
  • Understand that synthesis of concepts from multiple sources is necessary

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for WS 101

1. Identify reliable information sources for examples and analysis of systems related to gender and oppression

2. Identify various perspectives on social  and family processes 

3. Explore a topic area to devise a researchable question


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Use the library search to identify books and articles useful for women studies

2. Locate reliable web-based sources including discipline specific journals

3. Narrow topic to a researchable question based on available reliable sources

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.

WS 101

Literacy Skills

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


WS 202
WS 210


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.


Women Studies courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Women Studies SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Kerry Leek,  Librarian at the Sylvania campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger