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LIB 102 - Beyond Google: Research for College Success

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The course provides students with foundational research skills needed to succeed in college, including how to develop well thought out research strategies, and effectively use library research tools and new media sources. Students will be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information resources in keeping with academic integrity and ethical standards. Students will partake in in-class exercises, quizzes, and will produce a final project in the form of an annotated bibliography.

LIB 102 is a one-credit seven and a half week elective course that meets once a week and is open to all students. This is a ZERO Textbook Cost course that is taught using Open Educational Resources rather than a traditional cost-bearing textbook. For more information about OER, see this guide.

Fall 2020 Schedule

The following classes meet during the FIRST HALF of the semester

Days & Times

Meeting Dates Location Instructor Class Section
A-synchronous (new week starts Wednesdays) 8/26-10/15 Fully Online Prof. Wilma Jones

18912/D004

A-synchronous (new week starts Wednesdays) 8/26-10/15 Fully Online Prof. Judy Xiao 19568/D003

 The following classes meet in the SECOND HALF of the semester

Days & Times Meeting Dates Location Instructor Class Section
Synchronous, Mondays, 2:30-4:25pm 10/26-12/20 Fully Online Prof. Mark Aaron Polger 18689/D002
5N-108 (requires permission), Mondays, 2:30-4:25pm 10/26 -12/20 Hybrid Prof. Mark Aaron Polger 66175/HY02

 

Spring 2020 Schedule

The following classes meet during the FIRST HALF of the semester

Days & Times

Meeting Dates Location Instructor Class Section
A-synchronous (new week starts Fridays) 1/29 - 3/26/20 Asynchronous Online Prof. Wilma Jones

22225

A-synchronous (new week starts Fridays) 1/29 - 3/26/20 Asynchronous Online Prof. Judy Xiao 22607

 The following classes meet in the SECOND HALF of the semester

Days & Times Meeting Dates Location Instructor Class Section
Synchronous, Wednesdays 12:20pm-2:15pm 3/24 - 5/19/20 Synchronous Online Prof. Mark Aaron Polger 22226
Asynchronous (new week starts Wednesdays) 3/24 - 5/19/20 Asynchronous Online Prof. Anne Hays & Jonathan Cope 22609

 

Course Objective

  • Students will be able to understand key methods and use appropriate tools to identify, locate, and evaluate information.
  • Students will be able to develop and refine an academic research topic/question.
  • Students will be able to think critically about information and communications media.

Example Evidence that Objective Can Be Met

  • Students will create and update a cumulative class project, and critically respond to weekly course assignments that explore various aspects of the contemporary information environment (e.g., social media, the news media, and scholarly publications).
  • Students will produce a final research project that will culminate in an annotated bibliography on a subject of their choosing.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiple perspectives through participation in classroom presentations and writing exercises.