Course Specific Research Support for HST 244: Home
Introduction to Viking History course outcomes related to research skills:
Other indicators of required research or information seeking:
From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:
From the Course Content:
Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources
- Connect evidence to its relevant historical context
- Analyze and evaluate written, artistic, or other evidence
- Assess the motivation and purpose of evidence
Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:
- Define a research topic in a hierarchical fashion, broad to specific
- Differentiate between databases for relevance to topic
- Differentiate key words from subject headings
- Use reference tools for building background knowledge
Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for HST 244
1. Gather reliable secondary sources for background information
2. Use search strategies familiar to historians
3. Choose primary sources and historical documents for use in essays
Librarian Instructional Objectives:
1. Define general indicators of credibility
2. Compare and evaluate open web and sources from databases for historicity and validity
3. Use specialized search engines, library databases and journal browsing to locate sources that historians would use
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.
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.