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Information Literacy

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This course addresses information literacy topics which may include gathering, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information. Within a context of professional ethics, students recognize the need for information, formulate meaningful questions to guide their search, assess what is cogent, interpret bias, and integrate material for a compelling presentation.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Evaluating Sources

    • Describe the limits of personal experience, social media, and interactive news stories as informal sources.
    • Explain criteria for establishing credibility of informal sources.
    • Explain the importance of accuracy and attribution when using interview information.

    Ethics and Information Literacy

    • Describe the effects of audience participation on journalism.
    • Evaluate components of online content and production.
    • Describe the importance of using news aggregators to find credible sources.

    Bias and Credibility

    • Explain the importance of adapting messages to different audiences.
    • Examine aspects of bias and ethical use of information.
    • Identify criteria used to establish credibility of information sources.

    Writing Leads and News Stories

    • Identify journalists’ ethical responsibilities to society, to their organization, and to themselves.
    • Demonstrate the methods for creating a news story with an effective message.
    • Demonstrate the methods for creating a news story with an effective lead.

    Evaluating Information

    • Evaluate the quality of information gathered.
    • Apply critical thinking to evaluate and prioritize information.
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