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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Critical Research for College Success
Course: IFS110

First Term: 2017 Spring
Lecture   1.0 Credit(s)   1.0 Period(s)   1.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Access, evaluate, and incorporate sources appropriately into academic projects.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Develop a research plan for choosing sources appropriate to an information need.(I)
2. Apply advanced search strategies in a range of resources. (I, II)
3. Analyze and evaluate information. (III)
4. Demonstrate practices for the ethical use of information, including tools for properly citing information.(IV)
5. Participate in the scholarly conversation at an appropriate level. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Research Plan
   A. Background Information
   B. Keywords and Subject Term Identification
   C. Source Selection
II. Advanced Search Strategies
   A. Boolean Operators
   B. Search Strategy Refinement
   C. Research Plan Revision
III. Information Evaluation
   A. Critical Reading
   B. Content Relevancy
   C. Source Credibility
IV. Ethical Use
   A. Intellectual Property
   B. Attribution and Citation Formatting
   C. Plagiarism Prevention
V. Scholarship as Conversation
   A. Audience and Medium Identification
   B. Content Contribution
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 22, 2016

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