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Information Literacy and Research Skills (INFS 1000)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to information literacy and research skills, including how information is produced, organized and disseminated within a societal context. You will learn how to organize a strategy for finding information, how to use print and digital sources to locate information, and how to analyze and evaluate information found. This course fulfills the information literacy graduation requirement for students seeking an A.A. degree.
MnTC: Goal 2 Prerequisites:

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.

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Research Methods with Human Diversity Focus (INFS 2007)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course introduces information literacy and research skills with a focus on human diversity issues. You will learn how to organize a strategy for finding information, how to use digital and print resources to locate information, and how to analyze and evaluate information found. Your research will focus on increasing your understanding of individual and group differences (e.g. race, gender and class), and your knowledge of the traditions and values of various groups in the United States.
MnTC:
  • Goal 2
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.

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Research Methods with Global Perspective Focus (INFS 2008)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course introduces information literacy and research skills with a focus on global issues. You will learn how to organize a strategy for finding information, how to use digital and print resources to locate information, and how to analyze and evaluate information found. Your research will focus on increasing your understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples, as well as developing your ability to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural social, economic and/or political experiences.
MnTC:
  • Goal 2
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.

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Research Methods with Ethical and Civic Responsibility Focus (INFS 2009)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course introduces information literacy and research skills with a focus on ethical and civic responsibility issues. You will learn how to organize a strategy for finding information, how to use digital and print resources to locate information, and how to analyze and evaluate information found. Your research will focus on the ethical dimensions of political, social and personal life and understanding the ways in which you can exercise responsible and productive citizenship.
MnTC:
  • Goal 2
  • Goal 9
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.

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Research Methods with People & the Environment Focus (INFS 2010)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course introduces information literacy and research skills with a focus on environmental issues. You will learn how to organize a strategy for finding information, how to use print and digital sources to locate information, and how to analyze and evaluate information found. Your research will focus on exploring today's complex environmental challenges; including the inter-relatedness of human society and the natural environment.
MnTC:
  • Goal 2
  • Goal 10
Prerequisites:

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051.

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Alternative Knowledge: How Radical Ideas Are Communicated in Society (INFS 2520)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course examines the role of dissident knowledge in shaping and influencing a democratic society. You will be introduced to communication theories; the role of propaganda and consent in a democratic society; and how "mainstream" and "alternative" ideas shape our world views. The course will expose you to specific dissident communities and ideas from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in the areas of politics, economics, and cultural and religious life.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 9
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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Ideas, Censorship and Politics (INFS 2600)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course provides an introduction to print culture and the role of print media in the cultural and political life of communities throughout the world and throughout time. You will explore intellectual history and the role of the printed word in shaping culture. You will explore concepts such as censorship, bibliocide and libricide (the destruction of books and libraries), and the history of scholarship and knowledge production.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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