The Undergraduate Communication Requirement is a two-course requirement that all undergraduates at the UW-Madison are required to complete. Both courses of this requirement include an information literacy component. For more information about General Education Requirements at UW-Madison click here .
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The information literacy component, which is taught by teaching librarians, is designed to orient students to the campus library system and to introduce them to the basic information-seeking skills and strategies needed to find resources for their research. The module consists of two parts: Sift & Winnow: Libraries@UW, a multimedia, library skills tutorial and a classroom session.
Course B, the second course of the Undergraduate Communication Requirement, includes an information literacy component that should be developed in consultation with the campus Libraries Teaching & Learning Programs. It is intended to follow Course A and to build on the skills and strategies taught in that first course.
In many cases, Course B is discipline- or subject- specific and the information literacy component, therefore, is designed to introduce students to resources and information-seeking skills related to those disciplines. The campus Libraries can assist with the information literacy component of Course B in a number of ways:
Click here for an introduction to the library research component of Communication-B courses.