UNIV 110 OL - Scholarly Inquiry and Research Methods (online)

Submitted by William (Bill) Badke on March 26th, 2019
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Short Description: 

A two-credit online undergraduate information literacy course used in an adult degree completion bachelor's program.

Learning Outcomes: 

The student will:

Gain an understanding of the characteristics of information and its dissemination in the information age.
Develop an appreciation for topic analysis and research focused around a question or hypothesis.
Learn to strategize research procedures using a wide variety of tools and information sources, based on an understanding of information systems and their manner of operation.
Acquire a deeper ability to use critical thinking to interact with diverse concepts, evaluate truth claims, synthesize data and make conclusions.
Show an appreciation for the ethical requirements of research and writing within Christian and marketplace contexts.

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Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 
Additional Instructor Resources (e.g. in-class activities, worksheets, scaffolding applications, supplemental modules, further readings, etc.): 

All resources are linked in the course site.

Assessment or Criteria for Success
Assessment Short Description: 
Graded assignments, rubrics
Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: 

Online instruction requires a great deal of interaction with students, ready availability, and a 24 hour turnaround time on assignment grading.

Suggested Citation: 
Badke, William (Bill). "UNIV 110 OL - Scholarly Inquiry and Research Methods (online)." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2019.