Answered By: Freda Lin
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2016     Views: 238

The full title for LIB 150 is The Information Diet: Information Literacy Skills for Academic Success and Healthy Information Habits. The course is designed to help students develop their information literacy skills. Information literacy—the ability to determine when, why, and what information is needed and then to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically to solve problems, make decisions, and communicate with others—is a critical 21st century skill-set that provides a foundation for lifelong learning and for success in the classroom, the workplace, and civic life. Early in the course, students will select an information related topic of interest to them to research throughout the quarter. In the process of learning more about that topic, students will also learn strategies for finding, evaluating, managing, filtering, using, and citing information effectively and ethically.

In addition to helping students develop their information literacy skills, this course will also ask them to grapple with a variety of issues revolving around the production, dissemination, consumption, and (mis)uses of information, such as privacy, censorship, digital security, digital activism, social media, crowd-sourcing, etc. Students will also analyze their own information seeking and consumption habits, examining the effects of those behaviors on their perspectives, attitudes, and personal development.

For more information, please contact Christy Stevens.

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