Core Goal 5: Information Literacy

Locate, evaluate, and use information from diverse sources. (Students need two Information Literacy courses to complete this requirement.)


  • Determine the nature and extent of information required for research.
  • Formulate a search strategy to locate the appropriate information effectively and efficiently.
  • Critically evaluate information from written, oral, graphic or symbolic and mass media communications.
  • Use information ethically and legally, employing the appropriate format and documentation to acknowledge sources.
  • Synthesize information into a coherent argument presented as an integral course project.

Goal 5: Information Literacy, has several special requirements at the program level.
To ensure a breadth of exposure to information literacy, each degree program must include information literacy by having students complete a total of two information literacy core courses.

  • The first information literacy core course must be English 101, which introduces the rudimentary elements of the research process.
  • The second information literacy core course may be offered by the degree program or be drawn from information literacy core courses offered by other disciplines.

How our students are doing.

Sample Information Literacy Assignment

Courses Meeting Goal 5 Outcomes When Paired with ENG 101

Last Updated: 3/6/14