Library 102 Syllabus
Library 102 Internet Information Resources in an information literacy course teaching students to efficiently retrieve and evaluate Web sites for academic and personal use.
Library 102 is a one unit class transferable to the CSU system as an elective.
On the completion of Library 102 the student will be able to do the following:
- Explain how the Internet and the World Wide Web originated.
- Recognize and explain terminology basic to the Internet.
- Distinguish between site searching, directory searching and search engine searching.
- Formulate search strategies.
- Compare and evaluate search engines.
- Evaluate web sites according to specific criteria.
- Cite a Web source in MLA format.
- Discuss some of the controversies regarding the Internet in our society.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Successfully search in a web directory in two different ways and be able to analyze the strength and weakness of each way.
- Successfully evaluate a web site according to specific criteria.
|Exercises (20 points each)
|Final Quiz (Open Book and Open Note)
|Final Project: Synthesis
|119 and Less
The student is responsible for dropping the class. Because this is a short-term class, the final drop date is the same as the first night of class. In order to receive a refund and to NOT receive a "W", the class must be dropped by the end of the first evening. If the class is dropped after the second day, a "W" will appear on the student's record. The instructor DOES NOT HAVE THE OPTION OF ASSIGNING A "W". If the student remains registered in the class, the instructor MUST assign a letter grade.
Because this class is offered in a very short period of time, the student MUST be present for each class session.
Cheating is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and will NOT be tolerated. Cheating on an exam or assignment will result in receiving a zero for the entire exam or assignment and can lead to expulsion from the class or from the College of Sequoias.
Topics and Assignments:
Introduction and Pre-test
Web/Internet Opinion Survey
DNS and URLs
Searching Three Ways
Exercise I: Search Directories
Text: pp. 1-59
Specialized Search Engines
Exercise II Search Engines
Exercise III: Google
Text: pp. 61-135
Web 2.0 Article Discussion
Web Page Evaluation
Exercise IV: Group Web Page Evaluation Part I
Web Page Evaluation : Blogs and Wikis
Exercise IV: Group Web Page Evaluation (Blogs/Wikis) Part II
Exercise V: Web Page Evaluation
Final Project: Synthesis
Hock, Randolph. The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher. 4th ed. New Jersey: CyberAge Books, 2013. Print.
Purchasing the text is optional. The text is on reserve at the COS Learning Resource Center (Library) Circulation Desk. (#025.04 H685)
If you purchase the text the bookstore will not buy it back as a used book.
Learning Resources Specialist/Librarian
College of the Sequoias - Library
915 South Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277
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