SRJC Course Outlines

10/27/2021 12:43:39 PMLIR 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2007

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CATALOG INFORMATION

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 Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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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Introductory course to learn the skills needed to find, evaluate, use and communicate information in print and electronic formats.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR ESL 100; AND familiarity with basic computer operations.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introductory course to learn the skills needed to find, evaluate, use and communicate information in print and electronic formats.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for 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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate the academic
research process including (a) selecting a topic (b) finding and
evaluating appropriate resources and (c) adhering to proper guidelines for
use and citation of sources.

Topics and Scope
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Topics will include:
I.  Overview: develop the skills and concepts needed to find information
appropriate for their information needs and successfully use the
information for academic and lifelong learning
   A.  Determine the type and scope of the information needed for a
       specific information need
   1.  Recognize the need for information in academic, work and personal
       pursuits
   2.  Determine type of information needed e.g., overview, statistical,
       current, historical, popular and scholarly
   3.  State the scope of the information need ranging from brief
       definition to topic overview to extensive research paper
   B.  Examine and clearly state their information need within a
       Conceptual framework of broad subject or discipline areas
   1.  State topic in a question or statement
   2.  Identify major concepts and keywords for the topic
   3.  Determine the subject/discipline perspective for the topic
   4.  Broaden or narrow the topic to fit the scope of your research
II. Explore a variety of information resources to determine the most
   appropriate resource for their topic/assignment and evaluate content
   of selected resources
   A.  Find and compare information in different types of resources
   B.  Determine the information resource most appropriate for a
       variety of specific topics
III. Demonstrate search methods and construct search strategies
    appropriate to a variety of specific tools and formats at various
    locations
   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
        limits
   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
       library
IV.  Develop the ability to evaluate information
   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
V.  Organize and summarize information
   A.  Outline information from a variety of sources and formats
   B.  Summarize information
VI. Identify permissible and non-permissible uses of intellectual property
   A.  Differentiate between "fair use" and plagiarism
   B.  Identify copyrighted information
   C.  Use standard documentation formats

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Worksheets on aspects of the research process and uses of resources.
2. Read, summarize and evaluate articles and sources.
3. In class exercises on research skills and accessing sources.
4. Projects that demonstrate comprehension of research and evaluation
  processes.
5. Quizzes, midterm and/or final exams.

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, summarizing articles, final project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 40%
Homework problems, in class exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams, in class exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, short answer and short essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
attendance and participation


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.
 3rd edition. Neal Schuman Pub: NY, 2003.

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