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Information Literacy Requirement Charter Oak State College. Doris G. Cassiday Assistant Director of Academic Programs CT Council of Academic Library Directors April 8, 2011. General Education Requirement. Information Literacy Expected Student Learning Outcome:
Doris G. Cassiday
Assistant Director of Academic Programs
CT Council of Academic Library Directors
April 8, 2011
Expected Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to locate, evaluate, synthesize and use information from a variety of sources and understand the ethical issues involved in accessing and using information.
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In this course students undergo the preparation needed to undertake their degree program while learning principles and techniques of writing in the academic environment, critical thinking skills, and information literacy skills including online resources for accessing research tools. This course is required of all Charter Oak State College degree-seeking students.
To demonstrate proficiency in certain principles and techniques of academic writing, including:
Developing an organized, effective essay that includes a thesis, introduction, and conclusion, and effective body paragraphs with clear topic sentences and supporting details;
Applying either APA or MLA style for research paper formats and citation mechanics; and
Explaining the importance of crediting source material and the methods of avoiding plagiarism by properly quoting, paraphrasing, and citing sources.
To employ critical thinking, research, and analysis methods in various academic writing projects such as essays, reflections, and discussion participation.
HIS 499 is designed as the capstone course for Charter Oak students with a history concentration. It offers rigorous practice in the study of history as a mode of discourse. Themes include specific historical content; thesis, evidence, interpretation and judgment; research methods and critical reasoning; precise historical writing with citations.Each student produces a capstone project that demonstrates those themes, satisfies the history concentration outcomes, and locates the project within the field of historical study.
The student is expected to conduct research in primary and secondary materials appropriate for constructing a scholarly paper of substantial length and determine the evidentiary value of those sources including internet sources.
Instruction in and development of
is woven into the curriculum throughout
the degree program.