Course Specific Research Support for SOC 218: Home
Sociology of Gender course outcomes related to research skills:
Other indicators of required research or information seeking:
From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies
Research papers, using analyses of academic sources (i.e., signature assignments)
Group research and presentation projects
Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:
- Select a topic area to try initial searches through the internet or library sources
- Navigate to library website to set up search strategy for library sources
- Identify the container of the information to identify the type of information source
Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for SOC 218
1. Develop a research question for exploring gender roles and societal stratification from one or more sociological perspectives
2. Identify the discourse language used within social movements and institutions related to gender studies in order to search effectively for sources
3. Locate and use sources of sociological research from discipline specific and inter-disciplinary journals
4. Locate generated source citations or gather elements for citations in APA format
Librarian Instructional Objectives:
1. Use several topics to locate background information and to identify the various dimensions of a topic area, in order to refine a researchable question
2. Search for opposing views to identify key terms, terms which indicate bias, jargon, diction, or a particular rhetorical or a political stance.
3. Locate and use relevant library sources and library databases
4. Locate author, including corporate authors, full date of publication, title of source, and producer (URL if relevant), inclusive page numbers (and DOI and volume/issue numbers if relevant)
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.