2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 06, 2022  
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INTD 100 - Introduction to Information and Media Literacy


CR: .5
Introduction to the methods of finding, identifying, and filtering reliable, verifiable information online and in multiple formats. Emphasis on defining information needs, creating and refining search strategies, and evaluating sources in order to build critical thinking skills. The student will distinguish formats and types of information available online; will be able to evaluate digital text, videos, and photography as an informed information consumer; will understand the need for critical consumption of online information; and will be able to construct an effective academic search strategy. Students will examine diverse sources that may include trusted research or journalism, incomplete information, propaganda, distortion, and falsehood. Students will learn to distinguish fact from fiction for every day information needs as well as for academic research. Not open to first-year students who have earned credit for FYS 100  or an Honors Inquiry course. This course is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.



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