LLS 1010 - Beginning Research

Introduces students to university-level research in an online course. Students will learn to determine the extent of information needed; access the needed information effectively and efficiently; evaluate information and its sources critically; incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base; use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose; understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information; and access and use information ethically and legally. Competency-based course, graded Pass/Fail. **COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLOs) At the successful completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Identify the contribution of specific pieces and varying perspectives to a disciplinary knowledge conversation. 2. Formulate research questions based on curiosity and gaps in information or data. 3. Determine attributes of authoritative information for different needs, with the understanding that context plays a role. 4. Critique and evaluate information to contribute to the construction of knowledge and make it stronger. 5. Create citations and value the why of using citations. FA, SP, SU
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