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Course Descriptions

LIBR 318 Library Research and Information Literacy

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC (Library 318 and 325 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course)

This course will help students acquire the information competency skills necessary to conduct academic or personal research. It provides a step-by-step guide to the research process that is applicable to term papers, course work and life-long learning.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO(1): Determine the nature and extent of the information needed.

LIBR 324 Critical Thinking and Information Literacy

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGRD 113, ENGWR 101, ESLR 320, or ESLW 320; Proficient computer skills are critical for successful completion of this course.

Transferable: CSU

This course teaches critical thinking to allow students to thoughtfully navigate an information-rich environment. Students will learn information literacy skills to critically seek, access, evaluate, and use information in a variety of contexts. These are skills that are invaluable for the college classroom, the workplace, and for lifelong information consumers.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO-1: Cultivate and apply searching skills in order to retrieve and use information in academic and other contexts.

LIBR 495 Independent Studies in Library

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).