ALA 105 - Digital Research: Critical Concepts and Strategies
Fall 2022, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in UC 170, UC 174, UC 175-176, or UC 177 or ALA 105.
Waitlist Capacity:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Partial Term 10/24/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This one-credit, hands-on computer lab will help students lay a solid foundation for success in all current and future interdisciplinary academic research. With an emphasis on the wealth of digital resources now available, the material focuses on information discovery and management skills, expands knowledge of scholarly sources, and promotes critical thinking. Specific topics include resource availability, source selection, search strategies, content evaluation, referencing, and academic integrity. Taught by a University librarian, the interactive format allows students to learn via database searches, group discussion, and case studies. Students work individually and collaboratively on reports, reading assignments, and projects.

Class Format:

The course will have materials in Canvas that can be completed asynchronously each week.


ALA 105 - Digital Research: Critical Concepts and Strategies
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
9Y1 or Y2
Partial Term 8/29/22 - 10/14/22
Note: This class is taught entirely online.
002 (LAB)
 In Person
1Y1 or Y2
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Partial Term 10/24/22 - 12/9/22
004 (LAB)
3Y1 or Y2
Partial Term 10/24/22 - 12/9/22
Note: This class is taught entirely online.

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