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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Information Literacy ENG 103


Varies; self-study.

Various; distance learning format.

September 2018 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate the depth and scope of research and information required to meet those needs; evaluate internet data driven research and research tools to support their research and evaluate ‘best of class’ research tools available; define data, information and knowledge; distinguish primary information from secondary information and explain the scholarly application of both; evaluate database qualities for their search needs, both free and proprietary, and evaluate returned articles in terms of relevance, purpose, scope, and depth; discuss the ethical use of information, the laws of copyright and the implication of plagiarism; and identify the information appropriate for academic application and distinguish authoritative sources from those of questionable authority.


Information Literacy includes the study of the transformation and progression of data to become information, the reliability and validity of resources, and general evaluation of primary sources. Students are also exposed to proper researching and ethical use of primary sources. A final examination determines student course grades.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Communication, English, Information Literacy, Research Methods, or Study Skills (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).