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Information Competency

Information competency is a set of skills students need acquire in order to become effective learners and researchers. It is a required component for all GE courses and is recommended for other courses. One way of integrating information competency into your curriculum is by providing a library research assignment for your students - a joint effort between you and a librarian.

How do I add this to my course

Examples of past assignments include:

  • Students in geography learn how to use the WWW to locate up-to-date information on countries.
  • Students majoring in Business learn how to search for patents.
  • Students in English explore literary criticisms.
  • Students in History learn to identify primary sources.
  • Students in EHMT program research San Diego environmental issues.
  • Students in Child Psychology learn the difference between secondary sources and primary sources.
Revised  August 30, 2012
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