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General Education Courses: Meeting Information Literacy Learning Objectives

 Our information literacy goals intersect with many General  Education statewide student learning outcomes for each competency,  notably Foundational Intellectual Skills 1.7 and 2.5 and Ways of Knowing 4.6, 5.3 and 6.2

 These competencies include:

  • reading, evaluating, analyzing, and using material collected from electronic sources (such as visual, electronic, library databases, Internet sources, other official databases, federal government databases, reputable blogs, wikis, etc.)
  • credible and relevant evidence to support an oral argument
  • reliable sources of scientific evidence
  • basic literacy in social, behavioral, or historical research methods and analyses
  • disciplinary methodologies, epistemologies, and traditions of the humanities and the arts, including the ability to distinguish primary and secondary sources

For faculty teaching General Education courses and departmental curriculum committees designing content, the Library is a natural partner in the classroom to achieve and document these outcomes.  For ideas on how to partner with us, see the box above.