SRJC Course Outlines

6/19/2018 9:16:37 AMLIR 30 Course Outline as of Summer 2004

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  LIR 30Title:  INFO LIT RESEARCH PROJ  
Full Title:  Information Literacy for Research Projects
Last Reviewed:3/24/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0016 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total16.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  LIR 50

Catalog Description:
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Apply information literacy research methods, processes and strategies for preparing papers and essays. Develop search strategies in print; gather electronic and Internet resources; evaluate information on a focused topic; organize ideas for written form; and use an appropriate citation and bibliographic style.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Apply information literacy research methods, processes and strategies for preparing papers and essays. Develop search strategies in print; gather electronic and Internet resources; evaluate information on a focused topic; organize ideas for written form; and use an appropriate citation and bibliographic style.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Fall 2016
 Area:I
Information Literacy
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2016
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:Fall 2016
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify and develop an idea for a topic and formulate a
   thesis statement.
2.  Locate sources for background information on the topic using Subject
   Encyclopedias and similar resources in printed and electronic formats
   and on the Internet.
3.  Identify related and relevant books in library catalogs using SRJC
   Online Public Access Catalog and remote catalogs.
4.  Identify related and relevant articles in magazines and newspapers
   using printed indexes, electronic databases.
5.  Locate Web sites relevant to the topic by using links,
   Subject Directories and Search Engines.
6.  Critically evaluate information sources found using specified
   information competency criteria (e.g. source quality, relevancy, date,
   etc.) for initial appraisal and content analysis.
7.  Distinguish between scholarly, general interest, popular and
   sensational resources found.
8.  Organize the topic, write a thesis statement, develop an outline
   and participate in class discussions of thesis statements.
9.  Select and apply an appropriate citation and bibliographic style and
   list and discuss the ethical, legal, and socio-political issues
   surrounding information and information technology.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Purpose and use of:
   a.  Reference resources for Background information
       Biography & Directory information
       Data & Statistics
       Dictionaries and Handbooks
       Bibliographies and Indexes
   b.  OPAC (SRJC and remote) access to book records
       Know bibliographic elements describing a book
   c.  Periodicals accessed through Print and online indexes
       Know bibliographic (citation) elements for periodicals
   d.  The Internet's World Wide Web
       Web pages and sites
       Subject Directories and Search Engines
       Links and Bookmarks
2.  Concept Formation
   a.  Work from the general to the specific
   b.  Translate ideas into the terminology found in catalogs, indexes,
       and readings
   c.  Pursue bibliographic references and WWW links
3.  Keep track of resources used
   a.  Citations for books, periodicals and Internet sources
   b.  Descriptive, evaluative annotations
   c.  Responsible use of copyrighted material
4.  Critically evaluate resources found based on:
   a.  Authority of the author
   b.  Date, edition, publisher/journal
   c.  Evidence about intended audience
   d.  Evidence of objective reasoning
   e.  Coverage (primary; secondary; scholarly vs. popular;
       extensive vs. marginal; foundation vs. update)
   f.  Writing style; references; URLs
   g.  Published reviews of the resource
5.  Thesis statement:
   a.  Importance - orients paper
   b.  Form - e.g. if . then; cause and effect, etc.
   c.  Structures, ideas, and argument
6.  Mechanics of writing a paper
   a.  Outline
   b.  References, documentation formats, and styles
   c.  Annotated bibliography
   d.  Recognize permissible uses of intellectual property.
       1.  Differentiate between fair use and plagiarism
       2.  Identify copyrighted information

Assignments:
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1.  Exercise to introduce the following library resources:
   Online Public Access Catalog
   Periodicals
   World Wide Web
   Reference Area
2.  Exercise in concept formation for focusing a topic
   Develop vocabulary for the search using reference backgrounding
   sources, controlled vocabulary and keyword searching
   WWW Subject Directories
   Evaluate Web sites
3.  Exercise in note taking and evaluative annotations while gathering
   relevant and appropriate information on the focused topic, in print,
   electronic and on the Internet.
4.  Exercise in locating sources of current information
   Recognize opinion in print and Web sites
   Form a balanced outline of ideas
5.  Exercise in recognizing scholarly, general interest, popular, and
   sensational writing in print, electronic and WWW work.  Write
   evaluative annotations.
6.  Presentation of final projects
   The completed project is a typed report with a title, a paragraph
   describing the thesis of the report, an outline of the ideas and
   argumentation supporting the thesis; and a bibliography
   following one of the professional publication styles, such as MLA
   or APA.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Written homework, Reading reports, Thesis statements, outlines and annotations
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Homework problems, Print handouts, electronic assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Outlines, thesis statements, annotations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Class discussion of skills/assignments


Representative Textbooks:
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Instructor prepared materials.
Supplemental Texts:
WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS & CITING CYBERSPACE by Lester, James. D. 2000,
Addison Wesley Publishers, 9th Edition
ONLINE! INTERNET GUIDE FOR STUDENTS & WRITERS by Harnack, Andrew;
Kleppinger, Gene. 1997, Macmillan Publishers
MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS, by Joseph
Gibaldi, Fifth Edition, Modern Language Association Publishers, 5th
Edition, 1999
WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS: A COMPLETE GUIDE, by James Lester, 10th Edition,
Longman Publishers, 2001
THE RESEARCH PAPER AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB, by Rodrigues, Rodrigues,
Rodrigues, 1999, Prentice Hall

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