SRJC Course Outlines

7/4/2020 4:45:17 PMLIR 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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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 Scheduled06 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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An introductory course to learn and apply the skills needed to conduct research efficiently and effectively.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Course Completion of CS 101A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introductory course to learn and apply the skills needed to conduct research efficiently and effectively.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Course Completion of CS 101A
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Identify and evaluate relevant and credible research sources representative of the evolving information landscape.
2. Responsibly produce research using relevant and credible research sources representative of the evolving information landscape.
 
 

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Students will be able to:
 
1. Analyze the role of information in a technology driven, democratic society
2. Select and investigate a college-level research topic
3. Discover and differentiate relevant sources using a variety of search methods and tools
4. Evaluate characteristics of credible and authoritative research, including differing viewpoints
5. Incorporate sources and responsibly create content that can be shared

Topics and Scope
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I. Role of Information in a Technology Driven, Democratic Society
     A. Legal aspects
         1. Knowledge creation
         2. Scholarship
     B. Social and economic aspects
         1. Information access
         2. Technology
     C. Levels of scholarship among publication types
II. College-Level Research Topic
     A. Topics suitable for academic discussion, argumentation or exposition
     B. Research question topic contextualization
     C. Research strategy
III. Search Methods and Tools for Locating Relevant Sources
     A. Using key concepts related to a research question
     B. Identifying and retrieving accurate and relevant sources
     C. Publications variance in terms of coverage, purpose, and scholarship
IV. Credible and Authoritative Research, including Differing Viewpoints
     A. Construction of authority within different contexts
     B. Bias in information sources
     C. Evaluative criteria to compare and contrast reliable with unreliable research
V. Source Integration and Creating Responsible Content that can be Shared
     A. Ethical use of information in professional, social, and scholarly contexts
     B. Purpose of attributing sources by utilizing a standard style such as MLA or APA
     C. Research as a knowledge contributor by synthesizing sources on a selected topic

Assignments:
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1. Five in-class exercises (one per learning objective)
2. Five homework assignments (one per learning objective)
3. One cumulative project, such as an annotated bibliography, a research journal or similar
    indicator of engagement and skill in the research process
4. Quizzes and/or final exam

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 - 50%
Written responses to short-answer questions; written summaries of the relevance of sources, written evaluations of the quality of information sources, written assessment of the research process
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Problem-solving in-class exercises and homework assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 30%
Skills-based in-class exercises and homework assignments; Cumulative project
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 50%
Quizzes and/or exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor provided materials
Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog. Badke, William. iUniverse. 2017

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