Tompkins Cortland Community College

IRM 101 - Research Strategies

How do you go about researching an information problem? This course goes beyond basic database and Internet searching to identify the experts, agencies, foundations and organizations who generate information. Search tools are reviewed, but the emphasis is on evaluation and critical reading of sources. Some class time is devoted to discussion of critical issues involving the role of information in society such as privacy, civil liberties, free speech and disinformation. Prerequisites: MATH 090 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100. 1 Cr. (0.5 Lec., 0.5 Lab.) Spring semester.