Introduction to Honors: Scholarly Inquiry
Research support framework
The following shows where Introduction to Honors: Scholarly Inquiry fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.
- I can use these resources to identify pro and con positions
- I understand the scholarly conversation in this discipline and can recognize the experts
- Intellectual inquiry
- Engagement with scholarly resources
Library support of CCOGs
These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.
- Analyze and critique complex concepts encountered in primary and secondary sources.
- Establish and propose powerful research questions.
- Formulate and execute a plan of action involving sophisticated research strategies
- Draft a portfolio and plan to navigate the academic environment
- Development and presentation of a sophisticated research proposal
- Reading and assessing primary and secondary texts
- Conceptualize themselves as viable members of the intellectual community, posing rigorous questions about the course theme, leading to development of potential research projects through the proposal stage
- Guides motivated students into the theory and practice of scholarly reading, researching, writing and presenting academic work.
- Students will learn to explore the serious questions of our world.
- The students will begin to build their Honors program portfolio of work
Course integrated research support
These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.
- Assemble reliable primary and secondary sources related to an academic topic
- Devise a researchable question, with identified perspective and audience
- Form various search strategies and revise search as necessary in library and online sources
- Identify providers of primary and reliable secondary sources related to academic topic
- Locate and use background information to develop various dimensions of a research question
- Use "advanced" search in library catalog and library databases, and apply limits or indicators in online searching
- Differentiate topic from thesis statement
- Ability to identify concepts which encompass the initial search terms
- Willingness to read for background knowledge and context