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Information Literacy (ENG-103)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

May 2013 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define information literacy; outline specific skills required for someone to be informational-literate in current society; assess the importance of knowing how to access, evaluate, and utilize information in an academic or work environment; explain challenges faced by non-literate people; develop key and relevant research questions; distinguish between primary and secondary information sources and reliable and non-reliable sources; note the various ways to access information; use library resources to gather information; evaluate information from a variety of sources; access relevant information electronically; identify criteria necessary when evaluating information gleaned from the internet; select appropriate methods to organize information for maximum utility and future reference; list methods to organize verbal and visual information;explain the importance of privacy and security and how they can become endangered and protected in certain environments; define various intellectual property rights that protect information; and engage in appropriate electronic discussions and presentations.

This self-study course requires students to complete approximately six reading assignments and pass a final exam. Major topics include: information literacy in the modern world and defining the need for information as it relates to the research paper; evaluating authority; organizing information; and legal, ethical, and communication issues.

Credit Recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in English or Literature (6/13)(8/18 revalidation).