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Credit courses offered by Western Libraries for the current academic year
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Library Credit Courses

Western Libraries credit instruction, which includes a variety of courses, teaches information-seeking skills, research strategies, critical analysis and evaluation of information, and an understanding of the importance of information in our society.

Go to WWU ClassFinder to register. Choose the academic Term you want and LIBR-Library as the Subject.

For more information, contact Sylvia Tag, Chair of the Western Libraries Curriculum Committee, at (360) 650-7992 or email her at Sylvia.Tag@wwu.edu.

Learn more about the comprehensive instruction program provided by Western Libraries at the site linked below:

 

Summer Quarter 2014

LIBRARY 201 Introduction to Research Strategies (4 credits) CCOM OL

Restrictions: Online Course Requires Computer and Hi-Speed Internet.
Introduction to the nature of research and the interpretation of information. Emphasizes information literacy, including: carrying out inquiry, locating both print and online resources, analyzing and interpreting a variety of sources for authority and authenticity, and incorporating material from sources into writing.
LIBR 201 | Day(s) & Time: TBA | CRN 30574 | Summer 2014 | Instructor: Ryer Banta

LIBRARY 320 Topics in Information Studies (1-3 credits) OL

Prerequisites: LIBR 201.
Varying topics in information studies including emerging technologies and trends in scholarly research. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.
LIBR 320 | Day(s) & Time: TBA | CRN 31375 | Summer 2014 | Instructor: Rebecca Marrall

 

Fall Quarter 2014

LIBRARY 201 Introduction to Research Strategies (4 credits) CCOM

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or equivalent.
Introduction to the nature of research and the interpretation of information. Emphasizes information literacy, including: carrying out inquiry, locating both print and online resources, analyzing and interpreting a variety of sources for authority and authenticity, and incorporating material from sources into writing.
LIBR 201 | Day(s) & Time: TR 10:00-11:50 am | CRN 40915 | Fall 2014 | Instructor: Rebecca Marrall

LIBRARY 300 Directed Independent Study (1-15 credits)

Restrictions: PR
LIBR 300 | Day(s) & Time: TBA | CRN 40467 | Fall 2014 | Instructor: Staff

LIBRARY 402 Research Tutorial (2 credits) OL

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status or permission of instructor. Online Course. Requires computer + hi-spd internet. Self-Sustaining tuition is $250 per credit which is not included in 10-18 credit tuition costs.
Examines library resources, research processes, and scholarly discourse for upper-division students in a particular discipline. An upper-division library course intended to support advanced research methodologies for students in a particular major. Not repeatable. Letter graded. Equivalent to LIBR 403. Cannot take both LIBR 402 and 403 for credit. 
LIBR 402 | Day(s) & Time: TBA | CRN 43695 | Fall 2014 | Instructor: Gabe Gossett

 

Winter Quarter 2015

LIBRARY 201 Introduction to Research Strategies (4 credits) CCOM OL

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or equivalent. Online Course. Requires computer + hi-spd internet. Self-Sustaining tuition is $250 per credit which is not included in 10-18 credit tuition costs.
Introduction to the nature of research and the interpretation of information. Emphasizes information literacy, including: carrying out inquiry, locating both print and online resources, analyzing and interpreting a variety of sources for authority and authenticity, and incorporating material from sources into writing.
LIBR 201 | Day(s) & Time: TBA | CRN 12448 | Winter 2015 | Instructor: Gabe Gossett

LIBRARY 201 Introduction to Research Strategies (4 credits) CCOM

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or equivalent. Please note: Students will be required to complete one extra hour - per week - of lab activities outside of class meetings.
Introduction to the nature of research and the interpretation of information. Emphasizes information literacy, including: carrying out inquiry, locating both print and online resources, analyzing and interpreting a variety of sources for authority and authenticity, and incorporating material from sources into writing. 
LIBR 201 | Day(s) & Time: TR 10:00-11:50am | CRN 12461 | Winter 2015 | Instructor: Leza Madsen

LIBRARY 300 Directed Independent Study (1-15 credits)

Restrictions: PR
LIBR 300 | Day(s) & Time: TBA | CRN 10302 | Winter 2015 | Instructor: Staff

LIBRARY 302 Research Paper Tutorial (1-4 credits) WP3

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in 300-level writing intensive course.
This course is intended to be linked with upper-level writing intensive courses. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the methods of identifying the relevant body of knowledge in a discipline and the library research methods that will enable them to utilize this knowledge in successfully writing assigned research papers. Includes developing a research strategy and collecting resources for an annotated bibliography to accompany an assigned research paper in a linked 300-level course.
LIBR 320 | Day(s) & Time: MWF 10:00-10:50am | CRN 13477 | Winter 2015 | Instructor: Margaret Fast

LIBRARY 403 Research Tutorial (1 credit)

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status or permission of instructor.
Examines library resources, research processes, and scholarly discourse for upper-division students in a particular discipline. An upper-division library course intended to support advanced research methodologies for students in a particular major. Not repeatable. S/U grading. Equivalent to LIBR 402. Cannot take both LIBR 402 and 403 for credit.
LIBR 403 | Day(s) & Time: R 10:00-11:20am | CRN 11027 | Winter 2015 | Instructor: Sylvia Tag

LIBRARY 403 Research Tutorial (1 credit)

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status or permission of instructor.
Examines library resources, research processes, and scholarly discourse for upper-division students in a particular discipline. An upper-division library course intended to support advanced research methodologies for students in a particular major. Not repeatable. S/U grading. Equivalent to LIBR 402. Cannot take both LIBR 402 and 403 for credit.
LIBR 403 | Day(s) & Time: R 8:30-9:50am | CRN 11047 | Winter 2015 | Instructor: Sylvia Tag

 

Spring Quarter 2015

LIBRARY 201 Introduction to Research Strategies (4 credits) CCOM

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or equivalent. 
Introduction to the nature of research and the interpretation of information. Emphasizes information literacy, including: carrying out inquiry, locating both print and online resources, analyzing and interpreting a variety of sources for authority and authenticity, and incorporating material from sources into writing.
LIBR 201 | Day(s) & Time: TR 10:00-11:50 am | CRN 21266 | Spring 2015 | Instructor: Robert Lopresti

LIBRARY 201 Introduction to Research Strategies (4 credits) CCOM OL

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or equivalent. Must also register for INTL 201.
Introduction to the nature of research and the interpretation of information. Emphasizes information literacy, including: carrying out inquiry, locating both print and online resources, analyzing and interpreting a variety of sources for authority and authenticity, and incorporating material from sources into writing. 
LIBR 201 | Day(s) & Time: MW 10:00-11:50 am | CRN 22801 | Spring 2015 | Instructor: Peter Smith

LIBRARY 300 Directed Independent Study (1-15 credits)

Restrictions: PR 
LIBR 300 | Day(s) & Time: TBA | CRN 20439 | Spring 2015 | Instructor: Staff

LIBRARY 320 Fly Fishing in American Literature (1-3 credits)

Restrictions: None.
Varying topics and information studies including emerging technologies and trends in scholarly research. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.
LIBR 320 | Day(s) & Time: TR 2:00-3:30 pm | CRN 21825 | Spring 2015 | Instructor: Paul Piper

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