ALA 105 - Digital Research: Critical Concepts and Strategies
Section: 002
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/04/18 - 10/22/18. (Drop/Add deadline=09/17/18.).
Other Course Info:
Meets 01/03/18 - 02/20/18. (Drop/Add deadline=01/16/18.).
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

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.

Course Requirements:

Attendance and participation in lab sessions, computer assignments to practice new skills, and joining the class in any trips to the library for additional hands-on application.

Intended Audience:

First- and second-year students who want to learn and improve digital research

Class Format:

Presentation of concepts and strategies combined with applying this knowledge through hands-on assignments using a computer lab.

ALA 105 - Digital Research: Critical Concepts and Strategies
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
4Y1 or Y2
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (LAB)
3Y1 or Y2
Note: This class is taught entirely online.
004 (LAB)
9Y1 or Y2
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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