History of Western Art

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 History of Western Art (ART 204)

Research support framework

The following shows where History of Western Art fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Information Mediation
  • I can develop a topic
  • I can search a database and get related results
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
  • Begin academic writing
  • Begin informational research

Library support of CCOGs

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

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Appreciate art and architecture in general, and enjoy a life enriched by the exposure to and the understanding of personal and cultural achievement


Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 
  • research, plan, compose, edit and revise short 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 and evaluate sources of information for authenticity and relevance
  2. Navigate to useful proprietary database sources
  3. Understand issues of copyright and intellectual property, and Identify elements of citation


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Locate and use licensed image banks, and  electronic information sources which have editorial oversight
  2. Locate and use appropriate library databases for information and images
  3. Use citations generated from databases or collect indicators to properly attribute sources


Bridging competencies: 
  • Identify “authorship” of art and architecture
  • Identify genres of art and architecture and coinciding time period to inform search terms
  • Navigate to and differentiate between library databases