Covers the basic skills necessary to acquire and use information from a variety of
electronic sources. Students will survey the types of information available via the
WVC library computer network and the Internet with an emphasis on practical research
skills. Prerequisite: basic computer skills are recommended.
Develops a framework for online research and builds skills for successful online learning.
Through quarter-long research projects, examine strategies for locating, evaluating
and applying information resources in the research process and explore information
issues such as censorship, intellectual property and freedom of information. Independent
library field trip required. Prerequisites: eligibility for ENGL& 101 and basic computer