Another Spring Course: Information Fluency

Posted on November 2nd, 2010 by

As we have done for several years, the library will again offer NDL 301: Information Fluency. (You can get a sense of what the course is about by checking out last spring’s blog and course pages.) As it says in the catalog,

This course will give students interested in going to graduate or professional school — or who simply want to know more about research — an immersion in the structure of the literature of their chosen field and exposure to research tools and collections. Students will keep a research log and develop an extensive literature review for a research question of their choice. Shorter projects will require students to analyze aspects of their discipline’s traditions, to compare them to traditions in other fields, and to explore the social and ethical dimensions of research.

It meets Tuesdays in the library from 2:30 to 4:20. If that time doesn’t work, it can be taken by arrangement. Contact Barbara Fister (fister @ gustavus dot edu) for more details.  Generally students have enjoyed this course because it’s discussion-based, small, and fits nicely with other courses that require lots of research.


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