Information Literacy

Course Guidelines

The Information Literacy is fulfilled through the completion of the following three information literacy components:

• the library component of the first-year writing course;
• one course with an information literacy component;
• satisfactory completion of a discipline-appropriate research project in a course within the major.

In order to qualify as an Information Literacy , it must require students to

1. define and articulate the need for information from a variety of sources;
2. select and retrieve the information using a variety of methods;
3. articulate and apply criteria for evaluating the information and its sources;
4. apply new and prior information to the planning and creation of a particular product or performance;
5. communicate the product or performance effectively;
6. demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, legal, and socio-economic issues surrounding information and information technology;
7. validate the understanding and interpretation of information through discourse with other individuals, subject area experts, and/or practitioners.


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