Research Skills Course (ID201)
Learn research and critical thinking skills that will benefit you at UJ and beyond
- Do you have a big research project due this semester?
- Do you want to know how to get the most out of Raugust Library and online search engines?
- Are you considering graduate school and want more practice researching a topic in your major?
ID201: Information Literacy is the library’s 1-credit, 2nd 8 weeks course. It’s a guided exploration of research skills, resources, and strategies that will help students complete major research projects at UJ and set students up for success when they graduate and begin careers or further education. We will discuss search strategies and techniques, learn about the resources available to UJ students through the library and the open web, critically evaluate and analyze information, practice the ethical use of information, and reflect on the ways we interact with information in our studies, workplaces, and daily lives.
Throughout the course, students will explore a topic of interest to their own major or field of study. Students will create a research plan in which they showcase what they have learned throughout their research and reflect on their research process.
ID201 is especially useful for students completing a major research project as part of their coursework for another class. Students are encouraged to “double dip” and use their work in ID201 to keep them on track for their research in the other class.