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Electronic Media & Reality

Use this tool to understand how the research skills contained in the course outcomes, or other indicators, align with developmental stages of information literacy and critical thinking. See how PCC Librarians can help support the integration of research concepts and skills at levels appropriate to the course outcomes. This guide was prepared by the PCC librarians for Electronic Media & Reality (PHL 197)

Research support framework

The following shows where Electronic Media & Reality fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Critical Thinking Support
  • I can use these resources to identify pro and con positions
  • I understand the scholarly conversation in this discipline and can recognize the experts
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Information exploration
  • Intellectual inquiry
  • Engagement with scholarly resources

Library support of CCOGs

These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Recognize and reflect on the nature of the social and aesthetic issues associated with electronic media in order to meaningfully interact with electronic media in society.
Outcome assessment strategies relating to information literacy: 
  • Essays in the form of in-class exams, short papers, or term papers
Course content relating to information literacy: 
  • Analyze, discuss, and write about TV programming and other forms of media content.
Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 
  • Short papers or term papers

Course integrated research support

These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.

Corresponding information literacy outcomes: 
  1. Locate analysis of media trends to support research argument
  2. Locate examples of electronic media
Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Use library catalog and library databases to locate relevant sources
  2. Employ search strategies to identify attributable electronic media sources


Bridging competencies: 
  • Articulate a research topic
  • Develop a search strategy