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Information Competency Requirement: Skyline & Cañada Courses

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Courses Fulfilling the Requirement

In addition to College of San Mateo's own courses that satisfy the Information Competency Requirement, the following classes at Skyline and Cañada also satisfy the Information Competency Requirement at CSM. Check WebSmart to see what classes are currently being offered this semester.

Skyline College:
LSCI 100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION RESEARCH (1)
(Offered online only.)(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 16 hours of individualized study/semester. An introduction to basic online research skills using a variety of high quality Web research tools. Emphasis on techniques for effective searching and using critical thinking skills to choose appropriate online research tools and critically evaluate a variety of information sources. LSCI 100 is offered in an online format. Students must have an email address. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E1).

Ca
ñada College:
LIBR 100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION RESEARCH
Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: 16 lecture/16 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None. Description: Introduction to information research for any major or profession. Students learn to how recognize the need for information, develop a search strategy, find and evaluate print and digital resources, synthesize and integrate the information they find, and use outside resources legally and ethically. Transfer: CSU, UC*.

LIBR 120 INFORMATION COMPETENCY
Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None. Description: This self-paced course teaches students, who are concurrently enrolled in designated courses in various disciplines, information competency skills: how to find, critically evaluate and use information resources in a variety of formats (including text and online). Students learn these skills by learning how to complete the steps of a research process, including: topic selection, identifying search terms, choosing databases, developing search strategy and evaluating and citing sources. Transfer: CSU, UC*.