IUP Libraries offers the following courses on a regular basis. Faculty advisors may encourage students to take these courses for a more comprehensive understanding of the information landscape and academic research. Courses are taught by Library faculty members.
This lecture/laboratory/media rich course (fourteen one-hour classes) will serve as an introduction to students on how to become information literate. Information Literacy is being able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Information resources, both in traditional and electronic formats, along with how these resources are organized, and how to use them effectively is the primary focus of this course.
Introduction to library research to equip the student with information literacy skills and to learn the basic foundations of research including correct citation methods, copyright and plagiarism. The course will aim to give the student conceptual and practical expertise as an information networker to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Basic knowledge of computer applications is helpful.
Prerequisite: BEDU/COSC/IFMG 101 or prior exposure to word processing and electronic mail
The major focus will be on the evaluation of information and multimedia resources available on electronic networks when doing research in an area of one’s choice. This information literacy course is designed for students to gain a more in-depth understanding of the information resources available electronically and of how to utilize them more effectively in communicating. Students will learn how to access and utilize these resources for two-way communications and support for decision making while incorporating selected elements in multimedia presentations of their own design. (BEDU/COMM/COSC/IFMG/LIBR 201 may be used interchangeably for D or F repeats and may not be counted for duplicate credit.)
Special topics are offered on an experimental or temporary basis to explore topics that are not included in the established curriculum. A given topic may be offered under any special topic identity no more than three times. Special topics numbered 281 are offered primarily for lower-level undergraduate students.
Special topics courses are offered on an experimental or temporary basis to explore topics that are not included in the established curriculum. A given topic may be offered under any special topic identity no more than three times. Special topics numbered 481 are primarily for upper-level undergraduate students.
Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Degree Program in Music
Introduces graduate students to various types of music, music literature, and bibliographical tools which exist and which may be used in research in music. As a project, students prepare an extensive annotated bibliography of a music subject within their special interest.