SRJC Course Outlines

7/14/2024 7:02:12 AMLIR 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2001

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Discipline and Nbr:  LIR 10Title:  INTRO TO INFO LITERACY  
Full Title:  Introduction to Information Literacy
Last Reviewed:2/24/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017 max.Lecture Scheduled34.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total34.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  68.00Total Student Learning Hours: 102.00 

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 59

Catalog Description:
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A course designed to be taken as a stand-alone course or concurrently with 1A level discipline courses or other courses with information components. This introductory course will teach the skills needed to find, evaluate, use and communicate information in print, electronic and Internet formats. Course projects for concurrent sections will coordinate with concurrent course assignments.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and familiarity with basic computer operations.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This introductory course will teach the skills needed to find, evaluate, use and communicate information found in print, Internet and other electronic formats.  When taken concurrently with another course, the class content will support the concurrent course information components.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and familiarity with basic computer operations.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2000
Information Literacy
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2000Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2001Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students will be able to:
1.  Recognize the need for information
2.  Formulate appropriate questions based on context for information need.
3.  Identify appropriate information sources for specific information
4.  Use the available information tools to locate and retrieve relevant
5.  Critically evaluate the source, quality and relevancy of information.
6.  Synthesize and integrate new and existing information.
7.  List and discuss the ethical, legal and socio-political issues
   surrounding information and information technology.

Topics and Scope
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Students concentrate on the skills and concepts needed to find
information appropriate for their information needs and successfully use
the information for academic and lifelong learning.
1.  Students will learn to determine the type and scope of the information
   needed for a specific information need. The topics students use will
   be from across the curriculum.
   a.  Recognize the need for information in academic, work and personal
   b.  Determine type of information needed e.g., overview, statistical,
       current, historical, popular and scholarly.
   c.  State the scope of the information need ranging from brief
       definition to topic overview to extensive research paper.
2.  Students will examine and clearly state their information need.
   Students will place the information need within a conceptual
   framework of broad subject or discipline areas. Focusing skills for
   beginning research projects will be emphasized.
   a.  State topic in a question or statement.
   b.  Identify major concepts and keywords for the topic.
   c.  Determine the subject/discipline perspective for the topic.
   d.  Broaden or narrow the topic to fit the scope of your research.
3.  Students will explore a variety of information resources to determine
   the most appropriate resource for their topic/assignment. Content of
   selected resources will be evaluated.
   a.  Find and compare information in different types of resources
       including dictionaries, encyclopedias, periodicals, books,
       electronic information databases and Web sites.
   b.  Determine the information resource most appropriate for a
       variety of specific topics.
4.  Students will learn search methods and construct search strategies
   appropriate to a variety of specific tools. They will retrieve
   materials in a variety of formats. They will become aware of how to
   access materials not available locally.
   a.  Write search statements appropriate to specific tools.
   b.  Use a variety of search features including truncation/wildcards,
       Boolean operators, controlled vocabulary, keywords and search
   c.  Evaluate search success and modify search (broaden, narrow, etc.)
   d.  Retrieve books, articles and other materials in the library in a
       variety of formats.
   e.  List options for getting materials not available in the campus
5.  Students will develop the ability to evaluate information based on
   criteria of relevance, topic coverage, authority, currency, etc.
   a.  Evaluate articles, Web pages and other information using the
       criteria of relevance, topic coverage, authority, currency, view,
       or bias, etc.
   b.  Recognize appropriate quality information.
6.  Students will recognize the ever-increasing availability of
   information in its various formats. They will organize and sequence
   information from a variety of formats as well as summarize
   a.  Outline information from a variety of sources and formats.
   b.  Summarize information.
7.  Students will identify permissible and non-permissible uses of
   intellectual property. They will understand plagiarism and basic
   principles of fair use. The use of standard techniques of
   documentation will be practiced.
   a.  Differentiate between "fair use" and plagiarism.
   b.  Identify copyrighted information.
   c.  List materials from a variety of formats using standard

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Students will practice information literacy competency skills on a variety
of research problems. Concurrent course related assignments assist
students in understanding information resources supportive of the
concurrent course content.

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
20 - 80%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers, Short answer
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 60%
Homework problems, Exams, Print handouts, electronic assignments and exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 60%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Class discussion of skills/assignments, attendnace

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Required reading may consist of handouts and Web documents provided by
instructor. Sample text for required or recommended reading:
 Quaratiello, Arlene Rodda.  The College Student's Research Companion.
 2nd edition. Neal Schuman Pub: NY, 2000.

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