Spring 2016 Class Schedule (ARC)



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LIBR 102    Introduction to Library Resources    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces basic library services and resources. It covers the services and functions of an academic library and includes the skills needed to retrieve information from print and electronic resources using the library catalog, online databases, and the Internet. Access to and use of an academic library are required.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 16-Feb 24
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Squire             ARC MAIN Online          10358 
Textbook
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 25-Apr 06
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Williamson         ARC MAIN Online          20144 Textbook
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 07-May 11
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Squire             ARC MAIN Online          13606 Textbook
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


LIBR 318    Library Research and Information Literacy    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; and CISC 300 with a C or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the information literacy skills necessary to conduct academic or personal research. It offers a step-by-step guide to the research process that is applicable to research papers, course work, and life-long learning. Emphasis is placed on learning effective search strategies, selecting information tools, locating and retrieving information sources, analyzing and critically evaluating information, and using the information in an ethical manner.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Buchanan-Cello     ARC MAIN Online          11318 
Textbook
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


LIBR 325    Internet Research Skills    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys the content, use, and evaluation of electronic information sources. Emphasis is placed on the effective use of the Internet as a research tool. It covers Internet resources including the deep Web, Web portals, online databases, and library catalogs. Communication services such as email, newsgroups, listservs, blogs, and social networks are also studied as are Web 2.0 and other emerging technologies. Database search strategies, techniques, and critical evaluation of information are covered. Historical and social issues surrounding the Internet are also discussed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Buchanan-Cello     ARC MAIN Online          10359 
Textbook
This course has an Online Orientation.
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016