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Guided Pathways

Resources for Guided Pathways development at Pierce College

Library Science Courses

102 Internet Research Methods (1) UC:CSU Lecture 1 hour.
Recommended: Computer access, experience using the Internet and word processing programs.
This course covers the process of conducting online research using book catalogs, ebook collections, article databases, and the web. Students will learn how to identify and locate applicable resources, evaluate their content and credibility, and utilize sources in an effective and ethical manner. 

NOTE: Currently, LS102 is an introductory course. The Pierce Library is considering offering LS101 as an introductory course and making LS102 an advanced course. The introductory LS101 course would provide essential basic lifelong information researching in support of courses like Counseling 40, as well as Summer Bridge and College Promise programs. LS102 would provide more advanced information researching for academic disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, in particular, for those transferring to 4-year colleges and universities, as well as those with an AA degree goal. 

Current Pierce Course/Department Tie-Ins

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE Associate of Science for Transfer Degree (AS-T)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this program, students will:

"...Research and Information Literacy: The student will demonstrate proficiency in modes of inquiry specific to criminal justice, and discernment of relevant and appropriate sources of information."

ECONOMICS

ECONOMICS Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this program, students will:

"...Research and Information Literacy: Demonstrate proficiency in gathering data using multiple, reputable sources to build relevant models for discussing, analyzing, and forecasting microeconomic decisions and macroeconomic policies.:

JOURNALISM

 218 Practical Editing (3) CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: Journalism 100 and 202 with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Journalism 217.
Advisory: Computer Science-Information Technology 501 or Library Science 102. English 021, 028, or 101.
Students learn practical instruction and practice in writing, editing and other preparation required to produce the campus newspaper. Print and online editions are evaluated and critiqued in regularly scheduled student staff meetings

238 Editing for Publications (3) CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: Journalism 202 with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Journalism 217.
Advisory: Computer Science-Information Technology 501 or Library Science 102. English 021, 028, or 101.
This course provides practical instruction and practice in copy editing for print and online publications as required to produce the campus news print and online publications. Print and online editions are evaluated and critiqued in regularly scheduled student staff meetings.

258 Blogging and Social Media (3) CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: Journalism 202 with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Journalism 217.
Advisory: Computer Science-Information Technology 501 or Library Science 102. English 021, 028, or 101.
This course provides practical instruction and practice in developing, producing, writing and marketing blogs as part of the student online campus publications. Online editions are evaluated and critiqued in regularly scheduled student staff meetings.

268 Computer Assisted Reporting, Editing and Design (3) CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: Journalism 202 with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Journalism 217.
Advisory: Computer Science-Information Technology 501 or Library Science 102. English 021, 028, or 101.
This course provides practical instruction and practice in working with content management systems, data collection for storytelling and creating visual elements through data for the student print and online campus publications. Print and online editions are evaluated and critiqued in regularly scheduled student staff meetings.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLITICAL SCIENCE Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this program, students will:

Research and Information Literacy: The student will demonstrate proficiency in modes of political inquiry, and discernment of relevant and appropriate sources of information.