UCOR 100 (formerly UCOR 030), Research and Information Skills Lab, introduces students to some of the important skills required for academic research. This course emphasizes information literacy, which Duquesne defines as "the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." While this course does not cover all the criteria for information literacy, it provides a foundation on which other courses at Duquesne build.
Some changes that have been made in UCOR 100 over the most recent years is a decreasing emphasis on technology aptitudes (like Word and Excel) and a larger emphasis on critical thinking and evaluation. Please see the sample syllabus to the left for more details. If you have any questions about the course, please direct them to Marcia Rapchak (x5344).