World Religions

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 World Religions (R 210)

Research support framework

The following shows where World Religions 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: 
  • Examine the history and development of the world’s religions, including their myths and doctrines, personal and social ethics, as well as their interactions with each other and how they are modified as they spread to surrounding cultures.


Outcome assessment strategies relating to information literacy: 
  • Essays in the form of in-class exams, short papers or term papers 
  • Student presentations on research, including site visits to religious settings 
  • Group and individual projects, written or multi-media 
Course content relating to information literacy: 
  • The major doctrines and myths of the religion, including major teachers and sacred texts. 
  • The rituals and traditions of the religion. 
  • The social and personal ethical tenets of the religion. 
  • The interactions between the various religions historically and today.



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 qualified people to interview about a particular faith practice
  2. Locate reliable and objective information sources to support informational presentations
  3. Locate doctrinal documents for various faith traditions


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Develop search strategies appropriate for various types of sources
  2. Evaluate information sources for purpose, audience, currency
  3. Use search tools to identify reliable sources of copies of primary or doctrinal sources, including the library catalog and databases


Bridging competencies: 
  • Understand the utility of background research to explore a topic before creating a research question
  • Identify point of view and bias
  • Summarize and synthesize ideas

Learning objects: