Science Information Literacy|
Fall 2014 not offered
CHEM 102, BIOL 102, PHYS 103, NS&B 102, PSYC 102, E&ES 102, ASTR 102|
Information literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. This course will focus on teaching these skills as especially applied to scientific information. Students will learn to determine the nature and extent of information needed, to acquire needed information effectively and efficiently, to evaluate information and its sources critically, and to use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose. Students will also examine the economic, ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and how information literacy is important to lifelong learning and keeping current to new developments in his/her field. Topics will include the structure of scientific information and scientific publishing, the research process, types of information retrieval systems, search strategies and syntax, use of bibliographic management software (e.g., EndNote), criteria for critical evaluation, open-access publication, plagiarism, and copyright.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Badke, RESEARCH STRATEGIES, 4th ed.
Other readings from journal/magazine articles and book chapters as assigned
|Examination and Assignments: |
Research journal and portfolio, final exam, other written assignments and quizzes
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
It is strongly recommended that this course be taken concurrently with a NSM course that has a significant research assignment.