Course Specific Research Support for MUS 216: 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

History of Hip Hop Music and Culture course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Research papers and/or presentations"

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

  • Identify broader and narrower terms, and related aspects, for a topic
  • Navigate the library website
  • Understand that searching is an iterative process



Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for MUS 216

  1. ​Develop a topic statement and revise as needed
  2. Select relevant library databases to identify relevant articles
  3. Use the Library search to identify useful sources for background information
  4. Identify reliable information producers in both print and electronic

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Identify broader, narrower, and related terms to use to describe the dimensions of a topic
  2. Navigate to the library databases, understanding that each is differently focused and offers different results
  3. Use broader search terms to locate relevant library sources such as relevant books and videos
  4. Evaluate sources for relevance and validity

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.


Music courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Music SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Kerry Leek,  Librarian at the Sylvania campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger