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Credit Courses

The University Libraries partners with several programs across campus to offer a variety of credit courses each year. These classes are designed to teach students to successfully find, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to help them complete requirements for their major. 

We make an effort in our credit classes to emphasize active learning and practical application of the skills.  Faculty guide students through the research process, practicing the steps along the way and experiencing the iterative nature of research, resulting in a final project that demonstrates their information literacy skills. 

To see current course offerings for the libraries, search the schedule of classes.

"This class will serve as my own template for the research projects I write in the future, and this class as a whole was very enlightening."

- LIB 151 student

100-Level Courses

In an effort to help students succeed with future research both in college and in their chosen professions, we have developed the following Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for our 100-level courses:

  • SLO 1: Students will be able to develop a research process 
  • SLO 2: Students will be able to demonstrate effective research strategies
  • SLO 3: Students will be able to evaluate information
  • SLO 4: Students will be able to develop an argument supported by evidence
  • SLO 5: Students will be able to use information ethically

LIB 251: Research as Inquiry

Sophomore-level course designed for students in the UNC Honors Program. This course is the second of four courses in the Independent Project sequence, and focuses on skills in critical reading and writing and developing a literature review. The SLOs are:

  • SLO 1: Students will have the skills to formulate questions for original inquiry based on information gaps or on reexamination of exiting, possibly conflicting information
  • SLO 2: Students will have the skills to critically evaluate research on a chosen topic
  • SLO 3: Students will have the skills to synthesize ideas gathered from multiple sources
  • SLO 4: Students will have the skills to engage in critical self- and peer evaluation