Courses in the major will allow students to apply their writing ability to address and investigate issues at a more sophisticated level due to their mastery of the subject matter.
Ways in which this skill can be obtained and practiced include but are not restricted to a seminar course with student presentation, thesis defense, talk in a student colloquium series, presentation at a conference, presentation of significant course projects.
Courses in the major will build on these skills and introduce students to field-specific information retrieval techniques and to critical evaluation of content as customary in the field.
Students will determine and articulate a need for information, be able to frame the research question, and select resources appropriate to specific research needs.
Students will construct and refine search strategies to locate, access, and retrieve information efficiently.
Students will be able to critically evaluate resources and content, and understand the legal and ethical standards of information access and use.
Students will use technology effectively to organize, communicate, and present information to support academic work.