LSC150: Library Research in the Digital Age
Need a 1-credit (online) course that will give you research super-powers? LIbrary Research in the Digital Age will teach you:
- how to search the library’s databases & CentralSearch for articles, books, and more
- what is considered “scholarly” (and why it’s important to your professors)
- how to determine which information sources should be trusted and why (a crucial skill for 21st-century citizens)
- the ins and outs of proper citation (APA, MLA, all the formats that make your professors, publishers & graduate programs happy)
- copyright, open access, and other hot topics in today’s information ecosystem
CRN 42679: J. Hansen or CRN 42680: M. Kruy
DH100: Digital Humanities 100
Learn tech skills while working on topics of interest to you in the humanities (e.g., History, English, Writing, Communications) in this project-based course.
Want to learn how to …
• Design and publish a professional-looking website?
• Analyze history and culture using digital tools?
• Conduct research using cutting-edge methods?
• Visualize data using graphs, maps, and word clouds?
Past students’ research projects have included:
• Oral histories of women in the military
• Depictions of mental illness in film
• The History of ADHD
• Adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
• Why dancers should be considered athletes
• A biography of Henry Ford
• How Middle Eastern borders changed after WWII
No prior technical experience is required.
DH100 fulfills Study Area I of the General Education requirements.