Information Literacy


Provides students with practical knowledge to understand the nature of scholarly conversations in their field and how they plan to participate in the discourse of their discipline; identify and use a variety of information discovery tools and techniques as they explore the most relevant and appropriate sources for their research.


Identify the contribution of scholarly pieces and scholars to the discipline; formulate questions for research based on gaps and use varied methods and tools; identify markers of authority when engaging with information; discovery strategies and tools when searching for and managing information; articulate the purpose and distinguishing characteristics of copyright, open access, and public domain; uses of proper attribution and citation; develop an information management, dissemination and preservation plan; articulate their place in the academic discourse of their chosen discipline


Variety of tasks to help develop a research inquiry (questions) and strategies that address a broader world-view, and that recognize information gaps and new investigative methods; to recognize how the economics of information impact their research; to effectively and ethically use, manage, and preserve the information they consume and create.

NB: This is a required portfolio element for all students and must be taken in the first term of study. This is a five week taught workshop; it is not self-directed.