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SOC 210 - Information Literacy Guide

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize a scholarly source, and be able to differentiate between a peer-reviewed and a non peer-reviewed article. 
  • Articulate the peer-review process, and describe why it is important for scholarly research. 
  • Identify common clues in a research article to judge the credibility of information. 


These learning outcomes support the General Studies Information Literacy Learning Outcomes. 

  • Recognize and describe how new information is generated and vetted, as well as how and why it is communicated to others through different types of sources.
  • Effectively find, evaluate, and use information sources.
  • Judge the utility, quality, and extent of information needed in making decisions