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Principles of Architectural Design

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 Principles of Architectural Design (ARCH 200)

Research support framework

The following shows where Principles of Architectural Design fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Perceptual Shift / Skills Instruction
  • I can identify a topic
  • I can identify library services and know which ones can help me
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Information seeking
  • Identifying interests
  • Intellectual and career exploration

Library support of CCOGs

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

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 

Analyze and describe the built environment using terminology of basic design principles

Outcome assessment strategies relating to information literacy: 

Evaluation will be based on several design projects and research projects,

Course content relating to information literacy: 

Analyze a library in terms of its response to its site and program. 

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. Identify key services and purposes of library as physical space
  2. Analyze success of library architectural design for addressing key services and purposes
  3. Locate reliable information about current and innovative library site design
Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Tour(s) of a library site including staff areas
  2. Locate library mission statement and other relevant statements of purposes and practices
  3. Use library databases which index journals related to library science
Bridging competencies: 
  • Locate library facility at one of the college campuses
  • Contact and interview necessary library staff
  • Navigate to and explore library web site