U Unl 199X (=I Csi 199X) Information Literacy and Reference Consulting (1-3)
Classroom instruction on the practical aspects of computing on the University Libraries campus website, including search strategy and skills development in information technology in a public user facility. Students will learn about and assist users with library research databases and research on the Internet within the context of a sophisticated information-delivery organization, will become familiar with the practical, social and ethical issues relating to information, and will be able to evaluate and utilize information acquired through a variety of formats. Consulting schedules are determined on an individual basis during the first two weeks of class. Number of credit hours taken determines consulting hours required. Class attendance is mandatory. (CSI majors: total credits for A Csi 198, A Csi 199, A Csi 490, A Csi 497, and the former A Csi 298 and A Csi 498 may not exceed nine). S/U graded. May not be offered in 2008-2009.
U Unl 205 Information Literacy (1)
One-quarter course to acquaint students with the processes of finding, organizing, using, producing, and distributing information in print, electronic, and other formats. Students will learn about the flow of information in a variety of disciplines, how to be effective at the research process, how to access information in a variety of formats, and how to formulate effective searches on electronic databases and the Internet. Students will be taught to evaluate the quality of Web-based and print information, and will become familiar with practical, social, and ethical issues relating to information. Only one course from U Unl 205 and U Unl 206 may be applied toward graduation.
U Unl 206 Information Literacy and the Sciences (1)
Using examples from scientific, technical, and medical literatures, this quarter course will introduce students to the basic principles and processes of finding, organizing, using, producing, and evaluating information resources in all media and formats. Students will learn about information flow in the sciences, at all levels of presentation, and how to access, search, and retrieve information in a variety of formats. They will learn to formulate effective searching on electronic databases and the Internet, and how to evaluate the quality of the information that they retrieve. They will become familiar with the practical, social and ethical issues relating to the use of information, with special emphasis on the role of scientific information in an increasingly technological society. Only one course from U Unl 205 and U Unl 206 may be applied toward graduation.
U Unl 489 Advanced Topics in Information Literacy (1-3)
Special topics course designed to provide students with a more sophisticated level of information literacy skills than the basic U Unl 205 or U Unl 206 course, either through increased familiarity with the resources and flow of information in a particular discipline (e.g., humanities, social sciences, sciences) or field (e.g., English, theater) or through experience in using particular types of sources (e.g., government publications). May be repeated for credit when content differs. Prerequisite(s): U Unl 205 or U Unl 206 or permission of the instructor.