University Libraries Courses
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 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 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 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 varies. Prerequisite(s): U UNL 205 or 206, or permission of instructor.