General Education Outcomes
Students will access, use and evaluate information in a variety of formats, keeping in mind social, legal and ethical issues surrounding information access in today's society.
- Define and articulate a need for information.
- Identify an information need.
- Formulate questions based on the information need.
- Identify key concepts and terms that describe the information need.
- Locate, access and use information from a variety of sources.
- Identify existing and emerging information resources.
- Select and use the most appropriate tools and strategies for accessing needed information.
- Use information to accomplish a specific purpose.
- Apply information retrieval and selection skills and concepts to emerging technologies.
- Identify the basic principles of how information is produced, stored, organized, transmitted
- Identify basic concepts of information organization, in online, print and other formats.
- Identify the basic structural features of an information system and how they are used.
- Evaluate the effect of emerging technologies on information production, storage, organization, transmission and access.
- Critically evaluate information and its sources.
- Extract relevant information from a source.
- Evaluate online and print sources for objectivity, authority, accuracy, and currency.
- Use information, considering the economic, legal, ethical and social issues surrounding
its access and use.
- Identify the role of information in personal, professional and academic areas.
- Discuss the changing nature and role of information and information access and privacy issues in society.
- Use information ethically and legally, considering issues such as plagiarism and copyright.