2013-14 General Catalog
Web site: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/instruction/
University Libraries offers three courses intended for undergraduates: 417:001 (ULIB:1001) Library Research in Context, 417:096 (ULIB:3011) Library Strategies for International Research, and 417:101 (ULIB:2001) Being Responsible Online: From Facebook to Academic Research.
Library Research in Context is an activity-based course that helps students integrate information skills and concepts into their academic tool kit, enabling them to develop habits of critical inquiry and to accomplish course goals. Designed primarily for sophomores and juniors, the course introduces students to the basic research process and helps them formulate research questions and evaluate information. It also touches on the social and ethical contexts of information. Subject-specialist librarians present the course, using in-class activities and assignments and class discussion. The course is offered online as well as on campus.
Academic Research for International Studies Majors provides a step-by-step orientation to the academic research process, in preparation for the major's senior project [187:095 (IS:3010) Creating a Proposal for International Research]. The course helps students learn to think critically, understand and apply the components of the research process, and explore the nature of scholarly information—skills that will be valuable throughout students' academic careers and beyond.
Being Responsible Online introduces students to ethical issues that surround online information, especially in the context of social media. Discussion topics include issues of privacy, security, free versus fee-based information, censorship, one's digital footprint, and academic integrity.Back To Top
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