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Information Literacy and General Education

Information Literacy is now included in the Learning Objectives of General Education courses across various designations. 

Specifically, these objectives state that General Education provides students with:

Opportunities to develop and practice the skills of critical thinking, reasoning, communication, and integration of knowledge and perspectives, including:
• Communicating persuasively and effectively orally and in writing;
• Working effectively and collaboratively (in groups, across perspectives);
• Developing information and technological literacy.

Information literacy is also a component of the criteria for approval and re-approval of General Education classes.

Additionally, in 2009, the Faculty Senate voted to convert General Education courses from three credits to four credits. Information Literacy activities that engage students in learning outside of the classroom will be emphasized as an option for the fourth credit. In that vein, the Libraries are making the following list available to General Education faculty:

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Last Edited: 20 November 2009