Mansfield Library Classes for Spring ’14

Faculty: Encourage your students to enroll in one of the Mansfield Library credit classes. This curriculum supports student success, encourages good research, advances quality bibliographies, and informs students about all aspects of critical research literacies.

 New Courses

  • LSCI 291: Research Literacies; 1 credit; CRN 35076 M,W; 2:10-3:00pm; MLIB 283; Julie Edwards
  • LSCI 291: Research Literacies; 1 credit; Internet Course; CRN 35078; Kate Zoellner

The ability to locate, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically is essential. In this course students will develop lifelong information seeking skills and an understanding of critical literacies. This course builds on the general information literacy skills that students acquired in WRIT 101. Students will explore visual literacy, media literacy, news literacy, and scholarly communication literacy and hone their abilities in critical thinking, resource analysis, and the ethical and appropriate use of information.

  • LSCI 391: Advanced Research Literacies; 1 credit; CRN 35077 T; 9:30-11:20am; MLIB 284; Sue Samson & Kim Granath
  • LSCI 391 Section 02: Business Research Literacy; 1 credit; CRN 35080 M,W; 10-11:00am; MLIB 283; Susanne Caro

The ability to locate, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically is essential. In this course students will develop an advanced understanding of critical literacies and lifelong information seeking skills. Students are encouraged to take this course as a complement to “W” designated courses in their major. Students will complete an in-depth literature review relevant to their major that includes all aspects of information literacy, including visual literacy, media literacy, news literacy, and scholarly communication literacy. Students will hone their abilities in critical thinking, resource analysis, and the ethical and appropriate use of information through an analysis of publication practices.

Continuing COURSE

  • LSCI 200: Research Strategies; 1 credit; Internet Course; CRN 31988; Samantha Hines

Offered every term. Introduces on-campus and distant students to academic library research methods and resources with a focus on remote access and services for distant students. Explores all steps of academic research including how to find information and use critical thinking to evaluate sources.

~Submitted by Sue Sampson, Mansfield Library


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