Research support framework
The following shows where World Religions fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.
- I can develop a topic
- I can search a database and get related results
- Begin academic writing
- Begin informational research
Library support of CCOGs
These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Locate qualified people to interview about a particular faith practice
- Locate reliable and objective information sources to support informational presentations
- Locate doctrinal documents for various faith traditions
- Develop search strategies appropriate for various types of sources
- Evaluate information sources for purpose, audience, currency
- Use search tools to identify reliable sources of copies of primary or doctrinal sources, including the library catalog and databases
- 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