RLC OFFERS NEW "INFORMATION IN SOCIETY" CLASS THIS FALL
Research projects can be a major part of college coursework for many students, and Rend Lake College has developed a new class to help students through the process of finding and using information.
Information in Society (LIBS 1101) was designed to assist students in developing research skills which will enable them to critically think about and become literate in seeking, finding, evaluating and using scholarly information in various formats. It will serve students wishing to become better prepared for developing research projects.
The class, worth two credit hours, will be offered from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesdays from Aug. 14 through Dec. 4. It will be held in Room 142 of the Learning Resource Center on the Ina campus, and will be led by Beth Mandrell, RLC's Reference Librarian.
The goal of this course is to help students develop research skills that will assist them in locating, evaluating, and using information effectively and ethically. Students also will learn to use information by developing a research topic, organizing the information into an online learning tool, and creating citations for the resources used.
Prior to enrolling in this class, any English Review courses, if required, must be completed. If a reading course is required, the student must complete Reading Review (READ 2409).