June 21, 2005
Course Description: Information Literacy
Here's a description of a course offered at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, designed to promote information literacy. Be sure to check out the Course Schedule at OneStop to find out when it is offered.
ABus 4031—Accessing and Using Information Effectively
Information resources available to businesses and how to use these resources. The course begins with conceptualization of the role of information in business operations including information systems and data management. A typology of information is represented and applied in short case studies and exercises including data-based, text-based, verbal, written, and multimedia forms of information. Accessing external information for the firm is reviewed through experiences with library resources such as information search services, CD-ROM, and periodicals. Accessing internal information for the firm is reviewed through experiences with a desktop database system and electronic mail or computer conferencing.