Welcome to English 100, Counseling 200 and Library 101
English 100 is the study and performance of writing, which will enable students to express ideas clearly in essay form by using standard written English.
This 4 units class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm in LA 104.
This course will provide students with knowledge, information, and skills to better understand themselves as students, people, and members of the working world. This course will assist students to establish life, career, educational, and personal goals and to develop plans and strategies to successfully meet those goals.
This 3 units class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm in MP 205.
Library 101 is designed to introduce students to advanced research strategies that will enable them to locate information for course related research and study.
This 1 unit class will meet Wednesdays from 12:30 pm - 2:20 pm in MC 101 unless noted otherwise.
This course is organized by lesson, each with a reading quiz and a hands-on assignment. In addition, there are quizzes, a final project, and in-class exercises. See the Course Syllabus and Course Fact Sheet for more details.
Some of the work for this course requires library visits to locate and use specific print reference resources. A portion of your work will take place online. Students will be required to hand in assignments as outlined in the Course Syllabus.
Library 101 Course Requirements
A maximum of 36 hours is required to complete this one-unit course, which includes all readings, assignments, quizzes, and the final project.
- Attend class
- Read assigned lectures and required reading
- Complete assignments
- Complete quizzes
- Complete the final project
- If a problem arises, talk to your instructor
The Library 101 readings are available online via TalonNet. Additional reading will be provided by the instructor.
Grading and Credits
This transferrable 1 unit course is offered on a pass/no pass basis only. In order to pass, students must accrue at least 70% of the points possible in the course. Students in this class can check their grades, read special announcements, and get copies of the lessons, assignments, and handouts on TalonNet.
Information literacy is defined as the ability to recognize when information is needed, and the ability to locate, evaluate and use the needed information effectively. It has become important in todays environment with rapid technological changes and the proliferation of information resources. Consequently, individuals are faced with a plethora of diverse and abundant information choices, whether in their studies, work and in their personal lives.
Information is available everywhere and can be obtained through media, the Internet, libraries, community resources and special interest organizations. Some information is delivered in unfltered formats raising questions about its authenticity, validity, and reliability and these pose challenges for individuals in evaluating and understanding the information. This abundance of information will requires the citizenry to gain critical thinking skills to use the information effectively and efficiently.
According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, "Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning."
An information literate individual is able to:
- Determine the extent of information needed
- Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
- Evaluate information and its sources critically
- Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
- Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
- Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally
Additional information may be obtained at the ACRL site.
Counseling 200 Instructor
Professor Rigo Castro
Library 101 Instructor